The NCI Sports and Social Club, Holland St, Cambridge CB4 3DL
The New Chesterton Institute (NCI) building was donated by the vicar of St Luke's Church on Victoria Road in 1885, and was originally a reading room. It eventually became a sports and social club, encouraging various sports clubs to be affiliated.
A couple of years ago the NCI sports and Social Club became the NCI Community Association CIO - a charity run by volunteers with a full time manager.
The bar is set at 'club' prices with two or more cask ales from independent breweries and a good selection of bottles beers, wines and spirits.
The Black Fen Folk Club meets in the main hall, so when you come in walk straight past the bar and head to the double doors of the hall. Under Covid rules we are operating a version of table service so you'll find a drinks list on you table.
Holland Streeet is a short walk from Jesus Green, Alexandria Gardens on Carlysle Road and a 10 minute walk from the city centre and the NCI has cycle racks on Holland St.
Holland Street is best approached from Victoria Rd; there is limited parking in the adjoining streets - free after 7pm. You can usually find a spot in Fisher St, Carlyle Rd or Searle St or there is parking in Chesterton Rd (free after 7pm on Sundays) (Beware that at the moment Carlyle Rd is closed to cars between Holland St and Chesterton Rd)
The nearest pay and display car park is Castle park, a 5 minute walk along Victoria Road towards Huntingdon Road, which is free after 7pm.