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Mr. Bas
17-05-2011, 14:05:54
I'm not sure if any of you can help me but I thought I'd ask...

Are there any good places in Cambridge for people to drink? Are there any areas I should stay away from?

What is the public transportation like?

I'm starting to look for a place to stay - a cheap ass place perferrably. I'm a scientist who doesn't like people.

Also, just checking: how convenient are Stansted-Cambridge, Cambridge-Reading and Reading-Stansted by public transport? I remember the train system in England as being godawful, that probably hasn't improved by much has it?

Funko
17-05-2011, 14:13:41
Stansted to Cambridge is easy, hourly direct train takes half an hour.

Cambridge to Reading is a bit of a pain, you have to get a train to Kings Cross (probably the same train that goes to Stansted) get the Tube to Paddington then a train to Reading. Takes about 2 hours.

Reading to Stansted is as above but in reverse and getting off at Stansted a few stops earlier.

Funko
17-05-2011, 14:14:28
Never been to Cambridge.

Mr. Bas
17-05-2011, 14:22:24
Right. I already noticed that Stansted-Cambridge is a pretty short distance, so that's good.

By the way, besides the obvious copycat, I'm planning to be in England for a couple of days in late june. I'm not sure how much time I'll have or when I'll be there, but it might be possible to squeeze in a CG drinking session somewhere.

Funko
17-05-2011, 14:28:59
That'd be great... all going well we'll have a very young baby then so travel options severely limited!

Lurker
17-05-2011, 14:54:22
Surely not for both of you?

zmama
17-05-2011, 14:55:07
Surely both!

mr_B
17-05-2011, 15:03:24
I'll be there

Lurker
17-05-2011, 15:04:38
Surely both!

Tizzy, you're missing your chance here!

Funko
17-05-2011, 16:06:25
Surely not for both of you?

Funko: :lol: :beer:
Tizzy: :mad: :bash:

Mr. Bas
17-05-2011, 17:54:23
I'll be there

:beer:

Funko
17-05-2011, 17:58:54
If you can make it to Reading we have a great pub down the road which would solve the problem.

Provost Harrison
17-05-2011, 18:05:09
But on the other hand, Manchester would be more convenient for me and *End Is Forever* ;)

Greg W
18-05-2011, 01:06:31
Funko: :lol: :beer:
Tizzy: :mad: :bash:Don't you mean:
Tizzy: :tizzy:

Greg W
18-05-2011, 01:08:00
But on the other hand, Manchester would be more convenient for me and *End Is Forever* ;)"Manchester would be more convenient for *End Is Forever* and I." :bash:

zmama
18-05-2011, 04:45:02
No Greg, "me" is correct.

Greg W
18-05-2011, 06:38:33
Actually, it's "No, Greg,"... Though you are right in that "me" is correct there, although it still should be placed after *EIF*. I shouldn't post when I am half asleep though...

Funko
18-05-2011, 07:49:37
Don't you mean:
Tizzy: :tizzy:

No.

Greg W
18-05-2011, 07:52:58
Well, that's just no fun if she doesn't live up to her own smiley! :tizzy:

Funko
18-05-2011, 07:58:11
That smiley is Tizzy watching The Apprentice.

Greg W
18-05-2011, 08:00:28
That smiley just used to be Tizzy. She has mellowed. :beer:

Funko
18-05-2011, 08:05:23
Maternity leave so she doesn't currently have to deal with users. :beer:

Cheshire Cat
18-05-2011, 08:12:12
But on the other hand, Manchester would be more convenient for me and *End Is Forever* ;)

Bas said he'll be there a couple days in late June.

Bu I didn't get whether he was referring to that short visit when he asked for info in the OP, or if he's also planning a longer stay sometimes later

A Manchester CG meet could be organized for later when DM willl be there too.
Maybe even at her place! ;)

Greg W
18-05-2011, 08:12:19
Excellent! :beer:

Though I was more referring to the last 3-4 years (roughly), she has mellowed. :)

Funko
18-05-2011, 08:23:33
That's 'cause I'm awesome. :beer:

(or because she's got better jobs, or both)

Greg W
18-05-2011, 08:27:44
And to think I told her ages ago that you were a nice bloke. Little did I know where it'd end... :beer:

Funko
18-05-2011, 08:32:17
Brilliant. Anything I do wrong from now on will be your fault. :beer:

Greg W
18-05-2011, 08:34:52
You should start a new blog now that Lazyview is dead. Call it "shift the blame"... :p

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-05-2011, 08:50:18
"Bossman view"

Tizzy
18-05-2011, 08:59:21
And to think I told her ages ago that you were a nice bloke. Little did I know where it'd end... :beer:

Brilliant. Anything I do wrong from now on will be your fault. :beer:

Hang on, you think I listen to what Greg says?!

zmama
18-05-2011, 09:05:04
No, 'cause you are a smartje!

Greg W
18-05-2011, 09:14:32
Hang on, you think I listen to what Greg says?!There was once a time when you did. I was younger and wiser then. Now I'm just a washed out old fool... :cry:

Tizzy
18-05-2011, 09:16:55
So, I used to listen to you and I was :tizzy:
Now I don't and I'm more mellow.

:hmm:

Greg W
18-05-2011, 09:18:42
Well, either I was the one making you :tizzy:...

Or all that talking to me made you mellow until you didn't need to talk to me any more.

I'm banking on #1... :cry:

Funko
18-05-2011, 09:52:26
Speaking of :tizzy: where's her wine Greg? :cute:

Greg W
18-05-2011, 10:55:22
You're so helpful, Mike. Almost reaching mr_G levels of helpfulness. :bash:

Anyways, the deal was always "when I come over, I'll bring it" and I ain't come over yet.

Beta1
18-05-2011, 14:31:30
To actually answer the question (used to live pretty close to cambridge, sister still does)

The Anchor is pretty good - right by the river on silver street
The Granta (past the anchor, turn left and its there)
Any of the pubs in grantchester green man/red lion - 20min walk south along the cam.
Old Spring just off chesterton road does pretty good food.

Lurker
18-05-2011, 14:38:47
To actually answer the question ...

Spoilsport.

Provost Harrison
18-05-2011, 16:39:41
Actually, it's "No, Greg,"... Though you are right in that "me" is correct there, although it still should be placed after *EIF*. I shouldn't post when I am half asleep though...

Kiss my hairy f**king arse :p

Greg W
19-05-2011, 01:47:07
Look, I don't really need to know if your arse puts out or not, I still ain't kissing it. :p

MOBIUS
19-05-2011, 09:37:58
Cardiff to Cambridge is a real bitch!

zmama
19-05-2011, 12:39:42
tsk tsk the real travel bitch is Cambridge from West Virginia!

Cheshire Cat
19-05-2011, 13:47:08
ViaMichelin says you can get there in 10 hours driving

http://tinyurl.com/5tdyayb

zmama
19-05-2011, 14:40:26
Cambridge NY, is only 9 hours! :D

Greg W
19-05-2011, 14:48:30
tsk tsk the real travel bitch is Cambridge from West Virginia!Au contraire mademoiselle. Try it from the Antipodes. ;)

Mr. Bas
19-05-2011, 17:44:05
Actually, I just walked into Cambridge. Surprisingly easy, took me only a few minutes.

Mr. Bas
19-05-2011, 17:46:06
Oh, and a small update. Most likely it's going to be somewhere around July 5th, and it's going to be rather brief. No time to get to Reading this trip, I'm afraid, although anyone who wants to come up to Cambridge for a couple of beers is of course very welcome.