Cambridge station’s old ticket hall reopens as pub

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

A brand new pub and restaurant is now open at Cambridge rail station, located in the old ticket office, and named in its honour.

The Old Ticket Office, which opened on Friday (8 June), is City Pub Group’s latest venture offering a modern day tap house and dining in the stunning restored building.

Visitors can enjoy the bright heritage railway colours, dining booths with seating in the style of vintage train carriages and railway memorabilia.

In contrast, the service is 21st century with the option to pay instantly and earn rewards via the pub’s City Club app.

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.

Designed to appeal to people passing through on their way to catch trains, food can also be ordered take away and the pub features a ‘bottle shop’ where drinks and snacks can be purchased for onward journeys.

The Old Ticket Office is right next door to Cambridge station’s recently improved booking hall and complements the £4 million investment made by Greater Anglia in redeveloping the entire station.

Oliver Trezise, City Pub Group’s East Anglian Operations Manager, said, “We’ve enjoyed hugely the challenge of embracing the building’s 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. We’re delighted to be playing a part in the ever evolving CB1 area!’’

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said, “I’m 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.”