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The Blue Lion

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
+44 1954 210328
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We occasionally use the Blue Lion as a base for meeting potential work clients in the area and after another great evening I thought it was high time I left a review. We are always met with friendly and relaxed service and always made to feel welcome. After a five hour stint tonight we finished just as the kitchen was... More 

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London
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162 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The starters were much better th an the mains. The meat was tough and covered in a very herby gravy, especially the beef. The veggie option, whilst a good effort, was disappointing. The crumble was very sweet. The custard as thin as water. Service was a little slow but they did have a large party in. Probably would not re-visit.... More 

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Thank judiko
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty old pub. Great food, roaring fire and the staff give you a warm welcome. Would liked to have sat in the old part of the pub but had to make do with the conservatory as there was a children's party going on. But the conservatory is very nice. Really loved this pub and hope to visit again in... More 

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1 Thank Susan K
Letchworth Garden City
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After such excellent reviews over a long period we were looking forward to six of the family meeting up at the Blue Lion for a pre Christmas lunch. Menus were on the table when we arrived but no offer of a wine list until we asked for one. Apart from the cod in batter the meals were disappointing. My Yorkshire... More 

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Thank Burniston
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had christmas lunch here with the family, very happy to say these guys absolutely smashed it. Every course was delicious, and the waiting staff were ridiculously attentive. Just gutted I wasn't hungry enough to finish all the food! Cannot recommend enough for the fantastic service and food.

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1 Thank Tom H
UK
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had to report that the catering for our group today was brilliant. Everyone was so impressed - good quality meat with plenty of veg, proper roasties and all the trimmings. The starters were special too. All finished with a good choice of dessert, coffees/teas and delicious mince pies. Best works meal any of us can remember - well done and... More 

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Thank Trudie
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

14 of us attended a private function here and they really did us proud. Great service, terrific food and a lovely evening. Highly recommended.

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Thank JeremySheph
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

As we took my daughters dog with us we were restricted to the bar area but this was better than some restaurants we have been in. We had the Sunday lunch which was very tasty and the service was first class service throughout.

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Thank brian h
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal and it was good value for money. Although we could only book into the bar, it still had a good atmosphere. We will be returning!

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Thank Sally F
Amersham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

With a warm welcome, an interesting menu and friendly staff our hopes were high. After waiting 45 minutes for 3 sandwiches we were beginning to wilt! 'They're just being plated' we were assured when we asked. Clearly a complex process because it took another ten minutes. The food when it arrived was fine and we enjoyed it and the dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 210328
Description
The Blue Lion in Hardwick provides a warm and friendly venue for a relaxing drink, a hearty business lunch or a sociable dinner with friends, family or colleagues.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?