Welcome to The Mitre Bar

The Mitre is conveniently located on Bridge Street in Cambridge, a short stroll from Trinity Street, Sidney Street, St John’s College, Jesus Green and Round Church Street.

You’ll find a plethora of Cambridge’s most iconic attractions near you — including Trinity College, Kings College Chapel, The University of Cambridge, Grand Arcade, Bridge of Sighs, Punting on the River and The Round Church.

A Unique City Centre Pub with a Rich History

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Mitre is certainly no exception.

The Mitre is a pub with a long and venerable history, which dates back to 1752. Our characteristic pub stands on the site of two former inns, the Blackmoor's Head and The Cock and Magpie. The first inn took its name from Robert Blackmoor, a medieval chantry priest. The inception of the railway took away much of the river trade upon which both inns depended, and by 1874 the Cock & Magpie was the only remaining pub.

A number of famous people are known to have enjoyed a drink or two at The Mitre during their time at university — you never know who you may bump into during your visit.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.


The Mitre Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs— held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us


Call The Mitre Bar on 0131 652 3902.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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