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Cambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently high level of service if you're a sherry fan - this is the 5th year we have been delighted by this superb, friendly pub. We popped in en masse, unannounced, at the end of our Annual Sherry Review evening and were provided with countless glasses of chilled dry fino and accompanying savoury nibbles. Knowledgeable staff and a very pleasant...

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Steve P, Owner at The Portland Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again next year! Steve

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pub and Staff and food all fab and I had the most fantastic night after meeting the band in the bar and having drinks with them before and after the gig. I was on my own so was over the moon that I was never left just sitting on my own and made so welcome. But the room was...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here for two nights! Friendly and helpful staff, really good pub food, excellent juke box and pool table In the actual pub area. Room was well equipped, clean and cosy, be aware that the rooms are close together so unfortunately we did hear our neighbours TV and snoring one evening! Well with walking distance of the...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I go to this pub on a weekly basis, and am a happy customer. The food is really good - a definite cut above standard pub fare. Tonight I had the macaroni and cheese, and it was by far the best mac and cheese I've had in the UK. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the outdoor area is lovely,...

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After being unable to get a meal near our accommodation so ended up searching the town for parking. Tried to use Park & Ride bus but found it finished at 8:30. Parked near this pub/hotel and as there was nothing much else appealing went for a meal. Pub a bit dingy, food acceptable but chips were skinny fries that went...

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Having stayed there on the 11 Aug 16 I was wondering why it was so cheap. Overall it was just a place to put our head down for the night. We were not looking for 5 star. On arrival found no where to park (didn't say that on this site). Not a problem as lots of places don't have car...

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Steve P, Owner at The Portland Arms, responded to this review

Hi Ekscot Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed you food and stay overall. You are right about the description here not mentioning the parking situation, I have submitted a change to TripAdvisor to update the listing. The cleaning firm we use are normally very good but they have been sending relief cleaners while...

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

No parking except on street where you have to pay. Major roadworks as building student accommodation right by pub. Very noisy during evening as had private party on. Room with paper peeling off, windows needed cleaning, I wouldn't shower as it was in need of cleaning. Ok for one night simply because the location was good 15 mins walk along...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We love the Portland Arms , its our local . They have introduced a new menu which is a generic menu for Green King and its so disappointing . We had the butternut squash wellington and the new veggie burger and both where bland with out any seasoning . With my wellington the only thing on my plate worth eating...

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Steve P, Owner at The Portland Arms, responded to this review

Hi Jo Thanks for taking the time give us your opinions. We have been trialling out the new menu as we wanted to offer a lot more choice and healthy options to go alongside regular favourites. After a two week trial we have now settled on a mix of what works well from the new menu as well as re-instating...

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived early evening to discover no parking to be found nearby so had to drive off to a residential street to park the car safely overnight. pub was very busy...eoros football was on...gentleman showed us the room . very polite. room basic. only 1 pillow each, shared bathroom, didn't really bother us as we were only there as an overnight...

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Steve P, Owner at The Portland Arms, responded to this review

Hi Mel E Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I see you have titled it as 'Unprepared', is that because you expected parking or did not realise it was pub accomodation? We strive to have an accurate description and details on all the main sites including here on Tripadvisor and our offical booking sources. Can you let...

Reviewed 18 May 2016

A simple place, but very clean and a very cosy staff. The rooms are part of a traditional pub so you can have a beer and a nice chat with local people. Not that far of down town. The cheapest hotel in the city, Dose no have WC or shower in the room it's a comun one.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Portland Arms is a traditional pub serving fine real ales, home-cooked food and a warm welcome. 2 minutes walk from the river cam and a 10 minutes walk from the historic city centre the Portland Arms is in easy reach of all Cambridge amenities, is on major bus and cycle routes and is easy to reach via the A14 and M11 motorway. There is parking available in the local area along side streets. All rooms are room only board basis. We have 3 letting rooms consisting of 1 double and 1 twin room and 1 with a double bed and sofa bed. All rooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, TV and use of free Wi-Fi internet. Note: rooms are not en-suite, bathrooms shared between the three rooms. We are a noted Live Music Venue with entertainment most nights of the week. Check our website for current program of events. The pub is also famed for the quality of Its Ales and food with two bars with wood panelling and real open fires, pool tables, and sky sports. Please note that the pub is not open for breakfast but there are a couple of excellent cafe's nearby serving food early. Due to the age and nature of the building, rooms are unsuitable for mobility impaired or young children. Parking: No parking on site, street parking or pay and display available opposite. ... more   less 

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Address: 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Hotel Class:3 star — The Portland Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Well stay somewhere else very near by but it was cheap and for one night to see a band fine. And make sure you wear very large earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles Dorisedwards31, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay, just reviewed the food”
 of 5 bubbles M5456SGmichaeln, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only 3 rooms and shared shower room and separate toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles cazmerc2014, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Its in a Pub so expect noise”
 of 5 bubbles 933JohnB933, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“To choose a good room, choose a different place to stay. :-(”
 of 5 bubbles notbob_trip, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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