• Grantchester Road Diversions:

    Brasely Bridge is closed but we are OPEN as usual.

    We suggest you approach the village via Coton Road or the Barton Road end of the Grantchester Road.

    For more information please read our information flyer: A bridge too far

    Guest Beer Currently On Tap

    City of Cambridge Brewery
    Parkers Piece
    Ruby – 5%

    A chestnut coloured fruity beer with the long lasting bitterness of Goldings hops


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Revitalised and reopened in October 2014, The Rupert Brooke is now a stylish pub and restaurant to be found in the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, nestled alongside the river Cam, just a couple of miles from the centre of Cambridge. Grantchester is a popular haunt for students and tourists of the university city as they can walk along the "Grantchester Grind", the river path that runs from Cambridge alongside the Grantchester meadows or even arrive by punt. The pub is named after the English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets, who at one time lived at the Old Vicarage and immortalised the residence in a poem written in 1912 in Berlin.

Food & Drink

The Rupert Brooke is all about serving excellent food and drink. We use local produce and suppliers wherever possible and change our menus regularly to reflect seasonal changes and culinary inspiration of the Head Chef and the shared talent of the wider Chestnut Inns group under Executive Chef Chris Lee. The Rupert Brooke is run by a team with a true passion for what they do – giving their visitors, tourists and locals alike, a truly enjoyable eating and drinking experience. For menus – go to Food and Drink

What's New

Don’t make it a bridge too far!

The Brasely Bridge in Grantchester is being replaced. The bridge is the one between Grantchester and Trumpington on the Grantchester Road, near Byron’s Pool. As a result Mill Way (the main route through Grantchester) is now closed to vehicles from 2nd February for 24 weeks until July/August 2015. There is a temporary foot/cycle bridge but if coming by car you may be subject to multiple service diversions.

Please do not be put off visiting The Rupert Brooke and Grantchester – we are open for business as usual! We just want to advise customers coming from Cambridge, who usually drive through Trumpington, to approach via the Barton Road end of the Grantchester Road (past the rugby club) or Coton Road – both off the A603.

Or how about a walk by the river Granta over Grantchester Meadows? It is only about a mile and if you come off the river footpath just as you come into Grantchester, there is a footpath that crosses a field on a diagonal which brings you out on to the Broadway. Turn left and you will find The Rupert Brooke.

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