The Baron of Beef

Coordinates: 52°12′32″N 0°07′05″E / 52.209°N 0.118°E / 52.209; 0.118
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52°12′32″N 0°07′05″E / 52.209°N 0.118°E / 52.209; 0.118

The Baron of Beef public house on Bridge Street

The Baron of Beef is a pub in Bridge Street, Cambridge, England, owned by Bob Jones.

Michael Peacock, columnist of the Town Crier, gave his former paper, the Daily Mirror, a story about Chris Curry and Clive Sinclair having a fight there.[1] This was allegedly over Curry's decision to leave Sinclair to join Hermann Hauser to establish Acorn Computers in competition with Sinclair's ZX80 microcomputer.[2] This was dramatised in the 2009 BBC Four television programme Micro Men.[3]

Tom Baker, the Doctor Who actor, stayed at The Baron of Beef while filming Shada.[4]

Douglas Adams, creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, drank at The Baron of Beef also, according to an interview on The South Bank Show.


  1. ^ Ian Kitching, The Baron of Beef, Bridge Street.
  2. ^ David Manners, of Beef, Cambridge, Chips and Beer blog, Electronics Weekly, 19 August 2008.
  3. ^ John Naughton, Just as in Clive Sinclair's day, Silicon Fen remains challenging ground, The Observer, Sunday 11 October 2009.
  4. ^ Tom Baker. Who on Earth is Tom Baker? HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. ISBN 978-0-00-255834-1.