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About us

Julie and Ken have recently joined the team as the new Managers.

Julie is Front of House Manager and Ken is the Head Chef.

Situated in the heart of Milton, within easy walking distance of the River Cam and Baits Bite Lock, and well placed for the historic centres of Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket.

A beautiful Grade II listed, late 17th Century building renovated in the 19th Century and now completely refurbished.

The Jolly Brewers offers a bright, airy and contemporary experience, merging modern touches with period character.

The dining room has retained a lot of the traditional charm with a large log burner and seating for up to 40 covers. Local producers are showcased in tasty dishes, for a hearty business lunch, a quick snack or a social dinner with family and friends.

The Public Bar provides a relaxed and comfortable environment, for enjoying cask ales, chilled lager, wines, and traditional pub beverages.

Accommodation is provided via 4 double en-suite rooms in the renovated Stable Block, offering pleasant and comfortable accommodation, with Wi-Fi available throughout.

There is a large garden at the front of the pub, with a small garden, childrens' play area and car park at the rear.

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Lauren Perthen

3 months ago

Lovely clean room, friendly and welcoming staff, great beer and excellent food! Couldn’t have asked for more. A perfect place to stay on the edge of the city :) If I had to find a fault, I would have preferred fresh milk in the room and a better selection of tea and coffee - plus a biscuit would have been nice!

Julie McCarthy

4 months ago

Absolutely gutted. Booked for Christmas day @ 3.30pm on their main website and said was 1 hr 45mins for Christmas menu £35 for 3 courses. We called and asked if we could stay longer as we always like cocktails and coffee, were told no problem as we go about once a month and they know what we like. Get there 3.15pm £95 for 6 courses, ( which we found was advertised on bottom of Google page and Facebook but not their main booking page) We were rushed through all the courses which was too much and couldn't eat main meal. At 5.15pm, the bill was presented, music, lights turned off and rushed out of restaurant. No time for coffee's or cocktails. Booked a room to save on cab fare. Was starving by 9pm as we hadn't been able to eat so many courses in such a short space of time. Trouble sleeping as animals scuttling around in roof or in walls all night. If they'd had said they were closing at 5pm we'd have booked earlier or not at all! £350,00 for the worst Christmas we've had! Absolutely disgusted. Will not be back !

Paul Sutton-Adam

5 months ago

Taken over a few years ago, and now have an excellent, well kept range of local ales, (no Greene King, thank heavens). Staff are brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable. And of course, very hard working. The food is definitely a cut above the rest, really home made, and the Friday evening Thali special a highlight. Above all, they welcome dogs, with treats on the bar, and my two are very fond of the staff. This is now my favourite local.

Rob Collier

5 months ago

Been here several times and the photo is always excellent. For the holidays, they have the option of a 2 or 3 course meal, and on Fridays (we were lucky enough to be there) is an Indian Thali plate. It's offered in meat or vegetarian versions, and was very tasty. They even made a special off the menu chicken burger for one of the kids. Would recommend, and nice beer selection, including cask ales.

Francisco Portal

6 months ago

I requested fish and chips, but the waiter suggested their excellent beef burger, a house specialty. When it arrived, I was surprised – a plain bun most likely straight from a plastic bag, the burger, and a small amount of cheese on top. I kindly asked if they could at least toast the bun. It took 15 minutes for them to toast the bottom one, leaving the top untouched. Unfortunately, the beef burger was dry and lacked flavor. I recommend avoiding this pub if you're looking for decent food; they seem unaware of what constitutes good cuisine

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