University Social Club

Mill Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1RX

USC Plaque Both the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival and the Cambridge Octoberfest are hosted by the University Social Club in Mill Lane. Mill Lane, is adjacent to Silver Street in the City Centre, and is easy walking distance of the main bus station in Drummer Street, whilst the nearest bus stops in Trumpington Street and Silver Street.

Disabled Access

The University Social Club has limited accessibility, more details available here.


Assistance Dogs are welcome to visit to the festival. Pass outs from the site are available to allow your assistance dog to answer the call of nature.


Please help us to keep the festival and University Social Club clean and tidy by clearing your tables and putting your rubbish in the bins provided around the building.

Getting to the Festival

University Social Club is in Mill Lane, Cambridge and is in easy walking distance of the main bus station in Drummer Street, bus stops in Bridge Street and Trumpington Street and Silver Street.


Cycling to the festival is straightforward, but there is limited provision for cycle parking at the festival. There is a secure cycle parking facility nearby in Grand Arcade Car Park Google street view / image, University Social Club marked by 'A'.
Note: The cycle park closes at 11.30pm. (Cambridge Cycle Campaign have indicated that this is not always adhered to, sometimes it's possible to get back in later, but occasionally it has closed early without notice.)

Public Transport

The Festival Site is well serviced by public transport, there are several 'Citi' bus services, which can operate up to once every 10 minutes, see the Public Transport page for details.


There is no parking in Mill Lane and the sections of Trumpington Street or Silver Street immediately adjacent to Mill Lane. There is only very limited parking in the local area, so visitors might prefer to park in Grand Arcade Car Park  Google street view / image, University Social Club marked by 'A'. The Grand Arcade Car Park is open 24hrs. (Note - the cycle park is not 24hrs.)


Mill Lane is quite narrow no-through road and access for long vehicles is difficult, especially, for articulated lorries. If needed, please contact the Festival Organiser in advance.


The post code for the festival site is CB2 1RX and any post code on any correspondence is not for the festival site and must not be used for locating the Festival Site - you'll just end up in the wrong location! Google street view / image of the University Social Club.

Public Houses near the Festival

Details of local public houses near the festival can be found on the CAMRA WhatPub site.