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....


Today 17/8

Live Sport:

Pool League

Tomorrow 18/8

Special Event:

Gin Tasting Night (7:30pm)
Calling all Gin lovers...! This gin tasting session includes a brief history of each gin, a sample of 6 different gins, complimentary nibbles & a vote to crown one our new 'Gin of the month' Early bird price for tickets is 10 per person. (Tickets purchased after 13/08/17 cost 15)

Saturday 19/8

Live Sport:

 Swansea vs Man Utd (12:30pm)
English Premiership
 Stoke vs Arsenal (5:30pm)
English Premiership

Sunday 20/8

Live Sport:

 Tottenham vs Chelsea (4pm)
English Premiership

Monday 21/8

Live Sport:

 Man City vs Everton (8pm)
English Premiership

next Tuesday 22/8

Entertainment:

Quiz Night 9PM