About the Hand & Heart

A historically important, CAMRA multi-award winning community pub built between the wars, which is renown for keeping the best beer in Peterborough.  More on the pubs history can be found here.  The pub is the only pub in Cambridgeshire to be listed by CAMRA as “a pub interior of outstanding national historic importance”.

As of 2016 the pub is no longer owned by or tied to Enterprise Inns, after a management buy-out the pub is now fully free of tie – allowing Bram to bring drinkers an improved range of the best of British real ales.

Essentially intact since built in 1938, this back street community local is one of the Real Heritage Pubs of Britain. A “drinking” corridor connects the public bar with its Art Deco fittings and the rear room served by a hatch. The public bar features a war memorial and real fire.  A dartboard is mounted over the open fire and multiple teams play throughout the week.

Cheese club meets last Thursday of the month.  At least five real ales which always includes one, often two house beers from Brewsters, see our beer list here.

Beer festivals with live music are held in the large restored garden around St George’s Day in April and at the end of September.

A micro-brewery is planned in the near future

Lots more info to come….


2015 Peterborough CAMRA Pub of the Year
2013 Award for 10 years in the Good Beer Guide.
2010 Camra Gold Award
2010 Cambridgeshire Pub of the Year

main bar room

The historic main bar.