Monday, February 8, 2010

B Bar Good / B Bar Bad

The first public debate with the final list of parliamentary candidates – ie not with me or David Howarth on the panel – will be on ‘the future of the city’, at B Bar, in Market Passage, on Wednesday starting at 6.30pm. Places at the event are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-in basis.

The B Bar has a special place in my life as it was where I went to immediately after Nick Hillman was selected on that sunny Saturday in December. A group of us left the Guildhall in great cheer to celebrate the right person winning the Cambridge selection.

Now, if you look carefully at the entrance, which we did not, there is a notice saying everyone under the age of 21 is banned from entering the premises

So little Catherine, then aged 5 days and sleeping in the car seat we carried her in, was barred.
She had a milk in King Street. However, I am sure she will go to the B Bar for a drink one day.


  1. I'll try my best to get there before it gets too packed; depends on when I can get away from work, as Wednesdays are packed with things only I at present am allowed to do.

  2. I think it very unlikely that B Bar will still be in existence in 17 or 18 years time, given the rate of closure of pubs and bars in Cambridge. Just think, 20 years ago, you might have talked with some confidence about her going to the Arts Cinema to see a film when she grew up.