A visit to Cambridge City Centre on a Sunday during tourist season (January to December) is always a pain, but I had some shopping to do. As soon as possible I headed out of the centre to escape the hoards of tourists who seemingly don't seem to know how to walk down a busy street let alone how to behave in a pub, and to the Castle:
A wide range of Adnam's brews is on offer along with a couple of guests, and I selected the always good Ghost Ship.
The handful of other customers were all dining, from the menu of pub standards.
Across the road to the Architect:
In this Everards house I obviously went for Tiger, but a couple of pulls soon revealed it had run out. Instead, I had a pint of Sunchaser which, to be honest, was well past its best. Probably the first one pulled today.
Only five other customers, all eating, until a sixth came in for a half of something.
Down some back streets I've never seen before to a pub I've never heard of, the Punter:
My dithering at the four handpumps was quickly halted when I spotted that the house ale was brewed by Oakham. Punter Blonde tastes like Oakham Citra, one of my all time favourites.
Quite a loud level of cheerful chatter in here, in contrast to the last two visited.
I noticed the groups of diners were getting their drinks served by waiters, had I committed a faux pas by ordering at the bar?