The Bar

Old Boilerhouse Bar

Newnham’s student run Bar is the place to go to in the evenings to relax with friends and enjoy the delicious and super-affordable drinks on offer. Since our Bar is run entirely by students we keep costs as low as possible. This makes Newnham’s Bar one of the most affordable of all the college bars.

Due to the upcoming construction in College, the Bar will be temporarily located in the Buttery – but this makes the Bar an ideal place to pick up a bottle of wine before Formal!

For more information, check out our Facebook page:

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 7.30pm to 11pm (on Mondays the Bar is run by the MCR)

Note: on Wednesdays the Bar is open early, from 6.30pm to 11pm, to allow people to purchase wine before formal.


In order to work behind the bar, you must be inducted. Inductions are carried out at the start of Michaelmas by the staff manager (see societies page for contact info). Not only does working in the Bar allow you to gain great experience – giving you CV points –  you get drinks vouchers that entitle you to discounted drinks in future! We’re alway looking for more volunteers to work the bar so please get in touch if you’re interested.

Birthdays and Events

The Bar regularly sees large crowds for birthdays and other events. If you wish to book the bar during opening hours, please contact the bar manager (see societies page for contact details). To book the bar outside of opening hours, please fill in this online booking form. You must be a current member of college to do this.