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Little Rose

Little Rose, Cambridge

Picture Source: Stephen Harris

The Little Rose was situated at 37 Trumpington Street. Established before 1830 it is now used as a Loch Fyne restaurant. The publican in 1916 was Ada Buckworth.
Back in the 1960s Frank was the owner and it was a Green King Pub, my mother was called Paula (came from Germany) and was his girlfriend, I was about 8 or 9 and we lived here. It was a old pub then but it was so very nice. As a kid I remember when the Queen Mum visited Fitzwilliam Museum and I watched her from the bathroom window on the first floor. Lots of students came in on lunch time because there was a cold buffet, relatively cheap but very good. It was also B & B so that when we had nice customers Frank had special hours!!!!
Veronica Reincke (February 2014)
My Grandfather, Harry Bond, was the landlord of The Little Rose, 37 Trumpington Street, Cambridge. I am going back to between 1943 and 1960. Grandfather was a feisty landlord, and would tolerate no nonsense from the students. If there was trouble, he would squirt them with the soda syphon. My mother embroidered a tapestry of signatures .
Susan Gaisford (February 2019)
From: An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire, 1968
The Little Rose Inn, nearly opposite the Fellow's Garden of Peterhouse, is of 2 storeys with attics and has walls of plastered timber framing and brick and tile covered roofs. The long rectangular range bordering the street was built in the 16th century; the structure includes a gabled N. bay now in separate occupation and a gabled S. bay containing an open carriage-way. In the following century the N.E. wing was built and in modern times the free length of the original range has been nearly doubled in width by a low addition on the W. Towards the street the ground floor has been faced with brick and contains 19th century doorway and windows towards the middle and a modern shop front under the N. gable. The first floor is plastered and contains 18th century windows.
On the roof are two hipped dormer windows and rising at the ridge is a great central chimney stack with weathered offset. To the W. are three gables, two behind those on the E. and one near the middle to give headroom over the staircase against the E. side of the chimney stack. The rest of the wall is masked and the wing is without features of note.
Inside there are a number of ceiling and structural timbers that are exposed. Some reset fragments of panelling c.1600 remain.

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