As well as running their bars in Bridge Street and Cherry Hinton Road and their shop on King's Parade, Cambridge Wine Merchants now operate the ground floor bar at the Cambridge University Centre.
Whatever your feelings about 1960s brutalist architecture (and this is a prime Grade II listed example), once you're comfortably inside, looking out over beautiful views to the river, Mill Pond and Queens' and Darwin colleges, all is well with the world. Founded in 1967 to serve the needs of non-college affiliated students, academics and staff, the ground floor bar of the Centre is now open to all (Cambridge University staff, students and alumni qualify for discounts).
The bar serves a wide range of wine, spirits, cocktails and draft beers plus it's also available to hire with plenty of space for up to 125 guests. In fact, it's a pretty perfect central location for any event - be it a party or one of Cambridge Wine Merchants' own tasting events.
The University Centre, Granta Place
Tel: 01223 337754
Always best to check holiday opening times.