Cambridge – Hopbine


This is the former Hopbine pub on Fair Street in Cambridge, now a squat, but it’s one which is claiming to have transformed the building into being in a better state than when they found it. It’s operating as a community kitchen which means it’s of benefit to the local area, although it seems a shame that it is no longer operating as a pub. There was some dispute between the freeholder and the tenant who wanted a longer lease, with the current set-up clearly being sub-optimal for likely both parties. It’s not clear whether or not it will ever re-open as a pub again.

And here’s an interesting interview with a member of the vegan squat.