Cambridge’s famous St Radegund pub gets a new landlord

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Cheffins has recently let the well-known St Radegund pub on King Street, Cambridge to Coldchain Bars Ltd, on behalf of Cambridge United Charities.

Famous for being the city’s smallest pub, the St Radegund is only 770 sqft and is in a prominent location on King Street, close to Midsummer Common, Jesus Green and Christ’s Pieces.

Lorna Gordon, Director at Cheffins said: “This recent letting goes to show there’s life in the hospitality sector yet. Whilst the pub trade has had an extremely challenging few months, there is clearly still confidence that the market will bounce back for city centre pubs, bars and restaurants. The St Radegund is one of Cambridge’s most iconic pubs and the new tenant, Coldchain Bars Ltd, intends to refurbish the building and reopen it early next year.”

Yvan Seth, Steve Saldana and Justin Rivett, The Directors of Coldchain Bars Ltd, said: “The St Radegund is one of Cambridge’s most historic pubs and we are at the beginning of a project to bring it back to its full glory with a complete refit aimed at the very highest standards of service for modern beer, sustainable and natural wines, and small producer spirits – with an emphasis on quality and independence. We wish to make The Rad a comfortable, welcoming and inclusive space to be for everyone in our diverse Cambridge community. Steve and Yvan have a longstanding connection with the city and especially it’s beer scene, and despite the restrictions placed upon us by the current Coronavirus issues we look forward to welcoming friends new and old to visit us or to take advantage of our take-out and home delivery services or maybe book a tasting in the Cellar Room with our range of mixed fermentation beers and wines. You can keep up to date with our work on this project on social media platforms where we can be found as TheRadCB1.”

The building is in need of renovation but offers a ground floor and basement with a bar and WC.

Cambridge United Charities is a well-known local institution which carries out philanthropic work with the provision of almshouse accommodation, relief of poverty and the education of the young. The charity is run by volunteers from Cambridge and the surrounding area.

The St Radegund pub is named after St Radegund, a Frankish saint associated with nearby Jesus College. The pub became famous for its ‘Vera Lynn Appreciation Society’ night where it sold large gin and tonics with a background of Vera Lynn music. It was also the start and finish location for the famous King Street Run.

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