The Dobblers Inn
About The Dobblers.
The Landlords.
Emma and Dave took over The Dobblers as managers in July 2002 after a period of uncertainty, as previous managers couldn't seem to settle at the pub.
 By December of the same year they had secured the tenancy agreement and have been building the pub up ever since.
Dave was born and raised in Cambridge and is an avid Spurs fan, (the pub boasts The Bill Nicholson Suite!) and Emma moved to Cambridge from Crawley, West Sussex in 1997 to attend Anglia Ruskin University. Hugo the Staffie joined the family in 2007 and is now sure he is the boss of all he surveys and is always happy to greet you.
They, their staff and the regulars welcome you into their home and hope you will enjoy your visit.
What Is A Dobbler?
The Dobblers Inn, formerly The City Arms, was taken over by CAMRA Investments in 1982 and renamed in 1984.
We believe the name is taken from an old local area called 'Dobblers Hole' which is located roughly in the Beehive / St Matthews Gardens area just behind Sturton Street.
In the Cambridge Evening News there was a reference to this area, calling the "dobblers hole, a rubbish strewn, rag and bone yard". It also stated that "some older residents could remember a colourful and eccentric character called Dobbler who kept a large rag and bone yard, renowned for unusual items". We think this is where the design of our pub sign originates.
"A Dobbler" has also become a slang term, "as a person with low standards who lacks motivation" or " someone who consumes other peoples' food and drinks before their own".
We like to think that a modern day dobbler has grown to mean someone who is friendly, loud and outgoing, who thrives on community life whilst socialising in a relaxed environment. You will certainly still find some 'colourful, eccentric and unusual characters' frequenting this drinking hole!

Coming up in the next 7 days....

Tomorrow 27/6


Quiz Night 9PM

Thursday 29/6

Live Sport:

Pool League

Friday 30/6


Live Music by Riff (9pm)
Join us for a rip-roaring night of classic rock covers!

next Saturday 1/7

Live Sport:

 New Zealand vs British & Irish Lions (8:35am)
Lions Tour