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City pub The Ship set to open doors after two years





A Cambridge pub that has been closed for more than two years is being refurbished before reopening later this year.

Renovation work has begun on The Ship pub in Arbury. Picture: Richard Marsham
Renovation work has begun on The Ship pub in Arbury. Picture: Richard Marsham

The Ship in Northfield Avenue shut its doors in April 2020 but is set to reopen under new management in November. It is the latest Wells & Co pub to be refurbished, and punters can expect to see the traditional community pub return with new signage and a new garden area.

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The pub will feature a new craft beer and ale range from Wells & Co’s popular brewing facility in Bedford, Brewpoint, alongside a traditional food offering. Benjamin Smith, the director of operations for Pub Partners at Wells & Co, said: “We’re delighted to be able to start works on The Ship at Cambridge.

Renovation work has begun on The Ship pub in Arbury. Picture: Richard Marsham
Renovation work has begun on The Ship pub in Arbury. Picture: Richard Marsham

“This pub has unfortunately been shut for a few years but we are very pleased to say that we have new business partners involved and we are looking forward to seeing what a transformation this will bring just in time for the World Cup.”

Wells & Co has 190 pubs in the UK and 17 in France.



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