Cambridge Pubs – Hot Numbers

Hot Numbers

Another venue just got added to the list of places to get a beer in Cambridge. Hot Numbers, an independent coffeeshop and roastery on Trumpington Street, became the latest yesterday evening when they cracked into their first keg, serving De Molen Hop & Liefde at a ‘happy hour’ price of £2.50 a half.

Hot Numbers

Drinks are ordered at the counter and brought to your table; there are a couple of tables outside at the front, and a courtyard at the back. As they only have half pint glasses, frequent trips to the counter were made to keep topped up on this great session beer, sweet caramel malt mingling with subtly spicy citrus hops – hopefully they’ll have De Molen permanently because I think the Pint Shop is the only other place in Cambridge serving their beer with any regularity.

Hot Numbers

Formerly Martin’s Coffee House, where in the booth seating such culinary delights as spaghetti in butter could be enjoyed, it closed in 2013 after a long-running dispute over the lease with Cambridge University. The following year it reopened as Hot Numbers’ second site; perhaps the original site on Gwydir Street will soon start serving keg beer to add to its current selection of bottles and cans…


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