Thirsty Biergarten at St. Giles
OK folks, so we’re back for summer. After the madness that we unleashed at Riverside last year, the biergarten reopens on Friday 4 May at 3pm – just in time for a long, sunny Bank Holiday weekend (touch wood).
But don’t go back to the Museum of Technology – they’re closed all year for renovations. We’ve moved the whole thing lock, stock and barrel to the lovely gardens of St Giles’ Church (see the above pic), at the bottom of Castle Hill, opposite Kettle’s Yard. There, we’ll have our revamped #Thirstybus, pouring 14 taps of craft beer, wine and cocktails (yes, cocktails). Just as last year, there will be soft drinks for kiddies and non-boozers. There will be grub from Cambridge’s toppest of top-notch food trucks. There will be space for children to run around and bowls of water for thirsty hounds. There will be chilled music and sometimes live gigs.
It’ll feel different from last year, but hopefully just as glorious. The gardens face southwest, so it’s a fab location for those long summer sunsets (touch wood we see a few). It’s only 200m from Quayside and Magdalene Bridge, so it’s dead close to town. And the church is another beautiful Cambridge building many of us have never seen up close.
Get there early on the opening weekend – we suspect it may be a teeny bit busy. Our apologies in advance if there’s a queue at the bar. Please park bikes with consideration for local residents.
FRIDAY: 15:00 – 23:00
SATURDAY: 14:00 – 23:00
SUNDAY: 15:00 – 22:00
*Subject to change depending on other events – please see social media posts for updates