A new beer was served at the Fort St George yesterday. The beer is named after the pub, owned by Greene King. According to @fortstgeorge, it was brewed by John Bexon, Headbrewer at Greene King and “it’s like a fine Yorkshire best bitter”. I tried a pint and thought it was similar to GK IPA, but an improvement, certainly more drinkable. Apparently they ran out after 288 Pints were sold in 5 hours.
One of Cambridge’s oldest pubs, claiming to date back to the 16th century, but much altered inside, the Fort St George has river views and a large outdoor patio that overlooks Midsummer Common. It stands on land that was once a river island served by a ferry, with locks on one side where tolls were collected. The locks were filled in and the pub was joined to the common in 1837 when the present sluice was built further upstream at Jesus Green.
Because of its location, on sunny weekends this pub gets busy and a queue of over 10 minutes is not uncommon. When we visited the guest ale was St Austell Proper Job and the wait was enlivened somewhat when the Caius College women’s rowing club capsized on the river outside the pub.