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Lively pub with real ales and a courtyard garden, plus 200-capacity live music venue.

The Portland Arms is a traditional English pub serving fine real ales, specialty beers from around the world and home cooked food in a cosy, friendly setting.

There has been an Inn on this site since the 1880’s when it was called the Scales Hotel. The current building dates from the 1930’s and was designed by renowned architect Basil Oliver (1882-1948) who designed a number of “Improved Public Houses” for Barclay Perkins.

For decades the Portland has been an essential part of the Cambridge live music scene welcoming local, national and international acts of all genres and backgrounds to play in our dedicated venue space.

In 2012 the small 100 capacity venue space was enlarged and expanded and now can accommodate upto 200 people in a modern high-tec space that can adapt to almost any purpose.

Venue contact details and info

Name: The Portland Arms

Phone: 01223 357268

Capacity: 200

Type of venue: Live

Drinks served: Yes

Disabled facilities: Due to the age of the building the Portland is not easily accessible by wheel chair but we will endeavour to provide any help we can. Generally entry to the venue and public bar is no problem.

Address: 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BA

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Music Policy: Live Music.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12 Midday – 11.30pm Friday & Saturday 12 Midday – 12.30am Sunday 12 Midday – 11pm

Food served: Food Served Monday – Friday 12 Midday – 2.30, 5.30 – 8.30pm, Saturday 12 Midday – 8.30pm Sunday 12 Midday – 5pm

Parking: Pay and display parking is available on the street opposite, usually free after 5pm or at the Boathouse pub pay and display or on adjacent side streets.

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