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Find copies of our menus plus news and events happening at the Hop!


Trip Adviser certificate of excellenceCambridge LocAle pub of the year 2016 Good Beer Guide 2016  


Latest Posts

Xmas bookings

Posted on 9th December, 2018

Make your Christmas outing a great one by booking a table for your group and selecting from our fine Christmas Menu. Available throughout December.

Click here for menu and booking info


Click here for Christmas and New Year opening times.

Trick Or Treat Halloween Quiz

Posted on 23rd October, 2018

Our fantastic Halloween quiz is back on Tuesday 30th.
£2 per person entry with half the proceeds going to our resident charity Winter Comfort and the other half going to the winners.

Teams of 6 max. 8pm start
Come down, have some beers and food and a great time!

We are in the Good Beer Guide 2018!

Posted on 20th September, 2018

We are pleased to feature again in the Good Beer Guide for 2018.

All the pubs featured are selected and reviewed by over 170,000 CAMRA members, and is your definitive guide to finding the perfect pint.


Find out more and purchase your own copy from CAMRA.

New Spring/Summer Menu

Posted on 24th April, 2018

Our new spring/summer menu is now available with returning classics like Ceasar Salad and 5 spice marinated pork belly a completley new vegan dish and several new ones in the 3 for £12 selection.

Check it out from this handy link: New food menu

Our 6th Annual Easter Rum Festival is back

Posted on 29th March, 2018

Now in it's 6th year our legendary Rum festival returns with over 40 to try.

This year we have really pushed the boat out to bring you new and unusual rums from all over the world. It starts on Thursday 29th March and last throughout the long Easter weekend.


UPDATE: Full list of Rums and tasting notes available to view and download HERE

Anti-Valentines Quiz

Posted on 13th February, 2018

Come join us Wednesday night for our Anti-valentines quiz, an antidote to all that sickly lovey-dovey stuff. £2 per person entry with money split between the winners and our house charity Winter Comfort. 8pm start!

Our Xmas hours

Posted on 12th December, 2017

Here are our Holiday period opening times:

Christmas Eve: 11am - 9pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED all day

Boxing Day: CLOSED all day

New Years Eve: 11am - 6pm


NEW Autumn/Winter menu out now

Posted on 9th October, 2017

Our new Autumn/Winter menu is now available featuring rustic favourites like Coq-Au-Van, Lamb Rump and Buttermilk Chicken. See the full menu HERE.

Xmas bookings are also well under way. Book your table for your works or friends gathering for just £5 deposit per person. Full details and menu HERE

Cask Ale Week 2017

Posted on 13th September, 2017

Cask Ale Week is back again from the 21st September through to the 9th October and to celebrate we will be having a tap takeover from local favourite brewer, Crafty Beers from Stretchworth. As well as tasty Crafty beers and our legendary food specials Rob from the brewery will be joining us on Saturday 23rd for a free tasting session and talk.

Keep an eye on our social media for more details!

5th Annual Rum Festival

Posted on 5th April, 2017

Our annual Easter Rum Festival returns 14th April.

40+ rums from around the globe there will be a taste and style to suit anyone.

Plus Rum cocktails and caribbean inspired food specials throughout the weekend.