The Portland Arms is a traditional English pub serving fine real ales, speciality beers from around the world and home cooked food in a cosy, friendly setting.
There has been an Inn on this site since the 1880’s, the current building dates from the 1930’s and was designed by renowned architect Basil Oliver
Hayley and Steve Pellegrini are the licencees and have been running The Portland since 2004.
The pub has four distinct areas; the Saloon bar with it’s original wood panelling, Public bar with pool table and sports, a Courtyard with our Tiki themed hut and not forgetting our 200 capacity venue space.
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For decades the Portland has been an essential part of the Cambridge live music scene welcoming local, national and international acts of all genres and backgrounds to play in our dedicated 200 capacity venue space.
Whether you are in a band and are looking for a venue to hold your own gig or are looking for a modern space to hold a meeting or gathering we can cater for groups of all sizes and requirements.
We have a full in house PA system and lighting with experienced sound technicians available to make sure your event sounds and looks great. The venue also has it’s own full-service bar, air conditioning and ‘green room’ space.
For smaller events we have 2 separate bars and a courtyard garden that can be hired independently.
Get In Touch
If you are an individual, group, band, promoter, club or organisation wanting to play at the venue please go to the VENUE -HOW TO HIRE section. We do not book individual bands ourselves.
Many answers to common questions like parking, age restrictions and letting rooms can be found on our FAQ pages
For all other non-gig inquires you can phone us or fill in the contact form below.
The Portland Arms
129 Chesterton Road
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