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12A

12A Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ, England
+44 1223 350106
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Best kept back bar in Cambridge

This bar is perfect for an evening out with your partner, or for a small group of friends... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
sonnyblue
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cambridge
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Perfect !

I have been going to this bar for the past 3 years and have been consistently impressed, staff are... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Maroof A
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27 Jun 2017
“Best kept back bar in Cambridge”
14 Mar 2017
“Perfect !”
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12A Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3NJ, England
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+44 1223 350106
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This bar is perfect for an evening out with your partner, or for a small group of friends, somewhere you can enjoy an early evening drink before dinner, or perfect to end your evening without feeling intimidated like other busy bars or nightclubs in the...More

1  Thank sonnyblue
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this bar for the past 3 years and have been consistently impressed, staff are always so polite to me, not only do I always receive a warm welcome as I enter, but any guests I bring receive the same treatment....More

Thank Maroof A
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Having been to 12A frequently over the past couple of years. I love this place. My husband arranged my surprise 30th Birthday Party here in January and it was perfect. The staff, service, drinks were all faultless. From keeping it a secret to helping me...More

1  Thank KittyKat1987
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Saturday evening amazing DJ which made the night for me, gotta love strobe lighting, elcletic cocktails and a speakeasy style.

Thank TALLBIRD74
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

My mate invited me to visit this speakeasy style cocktail bar. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was above a restaurant I'd recently visited for lunch. We started with some martini's and ordered food (Another Calzone). This place has a great atmosphere, fantastic...More

1  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

12A is the quintessential speak-easy, and as a members-only private club, it's easy to maintain the sophisticated yet down-to-earth feel. Yes, there is a membership fee, and no, the drinks are not offered at a reduced price for members, but you have use of the...More

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

a great place for some amazing drink, as well as the amazing bar staff. creates the perfect atmosphere. if I go anywhere it would be 12A. MUST GO!

Thank ncargil2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Members Only, well not really before 10PM. The Club charges a Member's Fee, but none of the drinks are reduced for members. There is no 'special' member's cocktail menu or anything, not sure exactly what benefits there are to becoming a member. When you are...More

5  Thank Alex S
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Benita B, Owner at 12A, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

You don't seem to fully understand our clubs policies but if you'd like to discuss the pros and cons of membership than you need only ask and a meeting can be arranged to discuss membership further. In the meantime I do hope you find a...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Service very good. Different twists on things from a normal bar, we just found it very expensive though had 2 drinks a prosecco and a shandy and was almost £13!!

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable, without being saturating. The bar is impressively stocked and staffing levels are good, enabling a comfortable place to meet friends and relax. However, I was disappointed that when I pointed out the Centenario was watered down, instead of receiving...More

7  Thank NxNW39
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Benita B, Owner at 12A, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Your review is rather conflicting. I am surprised that you expected an apology from our staff after you accused them of watering down our drinks which is completely unfounded and a preposterous thing to even suggest. We employ professional staff and after speaking to them,...More

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Suzy S
20 September 2017|
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Response from sonnyblue | Reviewed this property |
Hello Suzy, I would recommend you call 12a, it opens at 5pm today. 01223 350106, they'll be able to answer any questions you have. Kind regards
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happy123818
7 June 2015|
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Response from areaboy419 |
Hi Nikita, Sorry for the late reply! Its very easy if you give me a call i can arrange a viewing and we can discuss the options available 0122350106 Thanks George Gordon
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