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See inside the brand new pub just opened at Cambridge Station

A new pub and restaurant has opened at Cambridge railway station.

The Old Ticket Office is named after the previously closed-off part of the station in which its located.

It was restored and opened by the City Pub Group, which owns several pubs across the city, including the Cambridge Brewhouse, the Mill and Waterman.

It first started welcoming customers on Friday (June 8).

'Please don't feed the chefs'

The Station Square's newest drinking spot, it joins the Station Tavern and Chill#2 Cafe & Bar under the Ibis Hotel.

Inside, The Old Ticket Office has been decked out in heritage railway colours and features railway carriage style seating booths and memorabilia on the walls.

The pub's brunch menu is served from 10am and includes breakfast baps, French toast, granola, eggs benedict or a full English breakfast.

Dishes on the regular main menu include the classic pub fare of fish and chips, burgers, lamb chops and pies.

Afternoon tea is served from 2-4.30pm and a range of bar snacks and hot sandwiches are also being served.

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Food can be ordered to takeaway, to accommodate visitors who are passing through on the way to catch a train.

The pub styles itself as a modern day 'tap house', with 16 keg and five cask lines being sold, including house beers. Cocktails, wines and spirits are also sold.

There are also plans to run a 'bottle shop' where drinks and snacks can be quickly purchased for onward journeys.

The Old Ticket Office is also offering discounts for key workers such as NHS staff, police and firefighters and will host monthly pop-ups to showcase local independent producers.

Customers can pay for orders using the pub's City Club app and earn rewards.

There are special discounts for key workers such as NHS staff, police and firefighters and the pub will host monthly pop-ups to showcase local independent producers.

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Trezise, City Pub Groups East Anglian operations manager, said: "Weve enjoyed hugely the challenge of embracing the buildings historic charm whilst creating a comfortable, engaging environment.

"Our guests can enjoy anything from a quick beer to bottle of wine or cocktail, or indeed grab some food on the run, a quick nibble from the bar or settle in for a slap up meal. Were delighted to be playing a part in the ever-evolving CB1 area!"

Simone Bailey, asset management director at Greater Anglia, the train operating company that runs Cambridge Station, said: "Im pleased to welcome The Old Ticket Office to the station and wish them every success with their venture, which will provide people with a great opportunity to eat, drink and socialise whether they live locally or are waiting for trains."

Time Line

Bars, pubs and restaurants that opened in 2018

  1. The Tiffin Truck

    The team behind popular Indian restaurant Navadhanya opened their second eatery on Regent Street in January.

    Inspired by the Indian tiffin street food tradition, it offers lunchtime deliveries and dining for lunch and evenings.

  2. The Boot, Histon

    The former village pub received a new lease of life in February, when it was revamped and reopened as a French-style brasserie, under the ownership of Raymond Blanc's White Brasserie Company.

  3. The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

    Branching out from its famous London flagship, Cambridge's very own Ivy restaurant opened on Trinity Street in March.

    With a kitchen run by Prince Charles' former personal chef and a beautiful interior redesign, it hopes to become a mainstay for locals and visitors alike.

  4. Restaurant 22

    The Chesterton Road eatery reopened in March, under new owners Alexandra Olivier and Samuel Carter.

    A former member of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen team, he describes his food as "creative seasonal British with a twist, exciting and inventive but delicious and fulfilling."

  5. The Carpenter's Arms

    The Victoria Road pub reopened under new management at the end of March, as a 'Pizza, Pots and Pints', pub, run by Salisbury Arms owner Charles Wells.

  6. Lagona Bakery

    The owner's of Cambridge's first Lebanese restaurant opened their new cafe a short distance away on Mill Road, in April.

    Alongside traditional sweet and savoury pastries, the shop also offers honey from the London Honey Company, loose leaf and tea bags from Kanuka plus dried fruits and nuts.

  7. Café Foy

    Located right on the riverside opposite Magdalene College, Foy opened its doors in April with a limited menu of stacked toasted sandwiches and fancy Scotch eggs.

    It hopes to expand its offerings further over the coming weeks.

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