Six Bells, Cambridge
On the surface, the Six Bells is another excellent pub on the back streets around the Mill Road area of Cambridge. There is a cosy, traditional feel to the place, which features lots of wood and a gantried bar. Being a Greene King pub, there is also a reasonable choice of beers, including some guest choices. This is why on our rainy Saturday night is was nicely busy, with a lively atmosphere. However, for us it all went wrong. The treatment we received was simply aggressive and unnecessary. Our sin? Lighting a candle on a table. Apparently they "stink", according to the older chap behind the bar, who had an expression on his face that looked like he was witnessing the sacrifice of small woodland creatures. Suffice to say the treatment we received at this point deteriorated to the extent that we left. That's custom lost and a bad review gained. It provides a salutary warning to those who dish out rude service: good manners cost nothing and you never know when the customer is going to be a pub reviewer. Oh and if you hate candles, don't have them. We're sure if we went back without the unmitigated temerity to light a candle then we might have a good time, but with so many other good pubs in the area, why would we bother?
Review: 1 out of 9 people found this review helpful
27 Sep 2011
I went in for a haircut on a Tuesday evening and decided to stay for dinner. I had ham, egg and chips whilst my OH had a cheesburger and chips. To say we were satisfied is an understatment! Large portions of tasty food at a great price :) We will be back for more
28 Jun 2011
The Six Bells is our local pub and it has a great atmosphere. Really good home cooked food is served every day and the enormous Sunday Lunch is fantastic. There are usually four or five real ales available. This is one of a dying breed of traditional pubs and it deserved to be treasured.
11 Covent Garden, Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2HS
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How to find the Six Bells pub
Out of the station, take the first right (Tenison Road) and follow it for a few minutes. The 4th turning on the left is Cross Street which will eventually lead you to Covent Garden, where the pub is on the right.