Cambridge Foodie Recommendations Part 5: The Petersfield

Reviving Let’s Go Punting’s Cambridge foodie recommendations- last done in 2019. Since then due to multiple factors including COVID-19 and the increase in cost of living the Cambridge food landscape has changed dramatically. Finding a venue for some good scran can make or break a day out, so we are here to help with our recommendations. As locals who live in the city, we sure know how to fine-tune our recommendations and pick the best places. Whether it be a date night, a quick bite to eat, something special, or simply some new inspiration. We have got you covered. Don’t forget to add punting to your day out too!


The Petersfield

Category: Casual, Pub

Price: ££ (average cost is £17 per main)

Address: 2 Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2QA

Phone Number: 01223 306306

Opening Hours: Monday- Saturday 12 pm-11 pm, Sunday 12 pm-9 pm

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The first time I visited The Petersfield, it was a crisp weekend in February. My friend from uni had come to visit and we wanted to find a hearty British Sunday lunch. The Petersfield was just around the corner from my house, served what looked like a delicious Sunday lunch, and accepted walk-ins. Perfect.


As we hadn’t booked, the only available space was in their small courtyard garden- a clear indication of their popularity. Even the mural in the garden is indicative of the permanence of the Petersfield as a neighbourhood hangout. I can only imagine on Friday and Saturday nights what a bustling atmosphere it would be. On a Sunday, however, the garden was a tranquil setting for lunch with an old friend.


Eating in the courtyard in winter certainly did not detract from the experience- they provide blankets and heaters to keep you warm. Having now been more than once, I can attest that the fresh air does wonders for a heavy head after a Saturday night in town. For those of you brave enough, a pint in the sunshine is a welcoming form of hair of the dog.

With plenty of juicy meat options on their menu for a soulful roast, you won’t be short of choice. I went for a Mushroom and Cashew Wellington (the only pesci-friendly roast on the menu) with all the trimmings. You certainly don’t need to add sides to your order as they are already bountifully provided with your roast.


Although I enjoy a roast al fresco, the next visit calls to be ensconced in an inviting indoor atmosphere. Not being one to miss out on some good interior design, I want to be immersed in the homely aura this neighbourhood joint brings. Nothing says snug more than mismatched dining chairs, old Hendricks gin bottles filled with seasonal buds, and wax-covered candelabras. The venue plays host to families spending quality time together, friends catching up, and causal dates. The pile of games by the back door invites an afternoon well spent in friendly competition.


Even though the ambience of the Petersfield reflects a much-loved country pub, this watering hole is located a stone’s throw away from Mill Road, cementing its fixture as a delicious segment in an engaging day out. Aid your digestion by walking around Mill Road’s various florists, charity shops, international supermarkets, and antique centres.


When anyone asks me ‘Where do you want to go for Sunday lunch?’, my immediate answer is The Petersfield.

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