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The Cambridge Arms, Bristol

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Relax and unwind in one of Bristol's best pubs.

The Cambridge Arms in Redland has excellent food, great liquid refreshment and engaging, smiley service. Enjoy our lovely beer garden for summer, and roaring real fires in the winter.

Don't miss our famous Sunday lunches.
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  • We went here last night on the way back from a dog walk. Very impressed with the food and welcome from the staff. The first thing they did was get water for the dog and a few treats for her! We shared...  more »
  • Last time I reviewed I moaned about the tiny portions- today I’m moaning about the price of drinks!! £17+ for 4 drinks - 2 archers and lemonade and 1 and 1/2 pint. Lordy dordy!! But still it’s an attr...  more »
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  • Have now eaten here on a number of occasions and it just gets better. Theme menu was onoffer about two weeks ago and the salmon was mouth watering. The service is prompt and polite it makes it a worthwhile experience . Recommend it to anyone - worth every penny.
  • The pub is really nice and the location is great. But the food and service was lacking. My partner and I went for Sunday lunch (24/3/19). I booked in advance and was advised that I could come a little later than requested, at 15:30-15:45. On arrival, there was no greeting from bar staff. Everyone appeared to be milling about, not knowing what to do, or wanting to do very little. Considering the place was half empty, it took a surprising amount to time to even get acknowledged. We seated ourselves (at our reserved table, in the full table service area) and then I ordered drinks from the bar (a pint of ale and a glass of tap water), costing £5.25! We then ordered a roast beef and a roast lamb shoulder dinner, at £31.50 (not too bad). The meals arrived in less time than was advised, approx. 20 mins. Both promised to be served with a number of items of veg, incl. broccoli cheese (not to be seen). Instead, we got a paltry amount of carrot shards and some kind of green leaf (both tasted OK). The beef portion size was good. But it was SO chewy, I left half of it. It was also incredibly bland. My partner's lamb was a reasonable portion, tender and succulent. I had food envy, and would recommend that. Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes were basic, but OK. My highlight was the sticky toffee pudding. Not sure if this was home made, but we really enjoyed it. I was the one who suggested lunch at the Cambridge Arms, and we were really disappointed. Overall, I would say that the experience was average at best. I don't see any reason to return, especially as there are SO many better places to go in Bristol (in walking distance of the Cambridge Arms, too).
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