MEAT. BREAD. BEER. Is the Pint Shop slogan, but (and it’s a big but) do these guys do gin my the barrel load too. Set in the heart of Cambridge (near Jamie’s if anyone wants a specific landmark to work with), The Pint Shop offers shoppers and general wanderer-arounders a little escape and a well-earned gin break. The ethos of this place harks back to the 1830’s but throws in a thoroughly modern twist and a local feel.
I sat back with my deliciously sweet Quince & Ginger gin (£7.50), whilst Mr 5 O’Clock opted for a pint of Organic Pure Brew – Sam Smiths (£4.80). Most of the customers seemed fairly local (you can tell the Cambridge crowd), but definitely all varied.
Lunch was pretty good, the menu has pretty much something for everyone, but the dessert was amazing! I devoured a gin and mango sorbet (which looked like an egg yolk sitting in water), this was truly delicious and so ginny.
If you’re a gin (ok or beer) fan, then I can’t recommend The Pint Shop enough, lovely staff, great food and gin. Come on, what more do you need?
The Pint Shop, 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PN