The top family-friendly pubs in Cambridge

Family matters. Nothing’s more important, and the memories we make with our loved ones last a lifetime. Whether you’re a Cambridge local, a student in the city or just passing through the area, it’s a lovely spot to spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest. Especially if you love getting together at the pub. Check out our list of the best family-friendly pubs in Cambridge – which one will you book? 

The Milton Arms

This is a pub with family at its core. Not least because of its Hungry Horse menu, which features all of your family favourites served in hefty portions to fill up hungry tummies. There’s something to suit every taste, including fussy eaters, while there are always deals available to feed the whole gang for less. Whether it’s the food, watching some sport on TV, a game of pool, disabled facilities or free Wi-Fi, the Milton Arms caters for everyone. 

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Hartford Mill

If you’re looking for somewhere to go with your family on the outskirts of Cambridge, Hartford Mill is well worth the journey over to Huntingdon. Around 15 miles north-west of the city centre, this carvery pub does a mean roast and is also great for breakfasts and special offers. Boasting beautiful views out across Hartford Marina, it’s ideal for a pleasant stroll before a meal. Although your kids may be more excited by the pub’s Wacky Warehouse indoor play area, where they can go as wild as they want. 

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The Boathouse

In a city so famously linked to the Boat Race, this is one of the best family-friendly pubs around. Lying on the north bank of the River Cam with lovely views across the water from its terrace, the Boathouse is also known for its live music, cask ales and homely food. Be it brunch, lunch, an evening meal or Sunday roast, there are always deals to take advantage of. Including a kids eat free offer. 

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The Golden Hind

Another pub that’s been known to offer a deal where kids eat for free, the Golden Hind lies in the north of Cambridge. This means it’s a good place for a quieter family occasion away from the bustle of the city centre, while also being close to natural spaces like Ditton Meadows and Milton Country Park. Both of these are great spots for relaxing dog walks and you’re more than welcome to take your four-legged friend to the Golden Hind after a stroll. The pub’s at the heart of the local community and is known for its friendly service and attractive prices. 


The Red Lion

Last on our list of the top family-friendly pubs in Cambridge is the Red Lion. Lying on the south-west outskirts of town in the quiet village of Grantchester, the pub’s on the edge of some pretty meadows and a stone’s throw from the river. It’s also close to Junction 12 of the M11 motorway, so it’s perfect if you’re passing through and you don’t want to head into the city centre. The dog-friendly Red Lion is also ideal if you have younger kids, who’ll love the outdoor play area next to the grassy beer garden. 

So there you have it. Five of the best family-friendly pubs Cambridge has to offer. Hopefully you’ll find one that fits the bill for your gang. If you want to pinpoint the closest ones to a particular postcode, use the button below to find the most suitable family pubs near you. 

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