The nearest pub is the Red Bull on Barton Road (turn left out of the main College gates, walk for five minutes and you’ll find the pub on your right). With an outside seating area, a convivial atmosphere, a fire in the winter, guest ales, and a lunchtime and evening menu, it’s especially popular on Monday nights when pizzas are two for the price of one.
The nearest shops are a short distance from College along the Barton Road (just past the Red Bull pub). Highly recommended is the renowned family-run Newnham Bakery & Café in Derby Street (second road on the right after the Red Bull pub, half way down the right-hand side of the street), which is open 07.30 to 17.00 every day except Sunday.
Then there’s the Co-op on Grantchester Street (as above, but the third road on the right after the Red Bull pub) open daily from 07.00-22.00 and the Derby Store behind the Co-op, on Newnham Croft Street, open daily from 07.00-19.00, and which also has a small post office counter and offers an off-site dry cleaning. They also sell excellent homemade Indian curries for a very reasonable price.
The nearest cash machine is at the Shell garage on nearby Newnham Road. Leave the College through the front gates, turn left onto Barton Road, walk to the end of the road (Barton Road), and turn left at the traffic lights at the end. You’ll find the garage ahead, to the left of the roundabout.