August 08, 2008

The Geldart Public House, Reborn

I last went for a drink in the Geldart when it was a slightly seedy local, good if you wanted a game of pool, or to watch the not-quite-legal-Norweigan-satellite-feed Premiership football, but other than that nothing special. It's main claim to fame in those days was the pretty-much-daily lock-ins which meant it was about the only place to get a drink after hours in pre-liberal-licensing Cambridge.

The lock-ins were clamped down upon and stopped well before the late licences were brought in, and the Geldart went back to oft-overlooked and neglected residential pub.

Tomorrow, however, all that is set to change. My mate Elvis (no, really, that is his name) has left his role as manager of the excellent Kingston Arms in order to branch out on his own and will be relaunching The Geldart under a new guise.

The pub has been completely refitted and refurbished and will be serving good beer and good food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There'll be the usual Guiness and a couple of lagers on tap, but the main focus will be a good range of ales.

I had a sneak peek round the place a couple of weeks ago, and it's looking very good. Sadly the beers hadn't arrived (mainly because they'd have gone off otherwise), so I didn't get to sample the drinks. Nor did I get to try the food, which I'm intrigued to try because in addition to the usual pub fare there'll be "hot rocks" where you get to cook the food yourself at the table on, guess what, a heated rock.

The grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday 9th August from 6pm 'til late.


Posted by Adrian at August 8, 2008 04:27 PM | TrackBack

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Hi Adrian be good to meet up if you are around town this weekend. Cheers Geoff

Posted by: Geoff at August 8, 2008 10:55 PM

I'm afraid a meet up will have to wait a while. I'm not going to make it down to Cambridge for the grand opening, but I'm sure I'll be down sooner or later.

Posted by: Adrian at August 9, 2008 02:08 PM
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