Champion of the Thames

Cambridgeshire - Cambridge

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

68 King Street

Tel: (01223) 351464


Real Ale: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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One of the last remaining traditional pubs in the city centre, the “Champ” retains, largely unaltered, its late 19th century interior. Both small bars are wood-panelled with Victorian counters and bar backs, fixed benches (with modern leather upholstery in the right hand bar) and rare part glazed partition wall between the two rooms. On the right a former fireplace has been converted into a tiny seating alcove. The etched windows, showing the Champion in action, are marvellous but not original having been smashed and replaced a number of times (the pub lies on the notorious “King Street Run”) but the 'Public Bar' one is old. The characterful but frankly disgusting outside loos were replaced several years ago by more civilized indoor arrangements.

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