I wanted to stay in the pub rather than the Holiday Inn and had a few problems getting this sorted as the same team take the bookings for both - however my email to confirm that I had indeed booked the Red Lion and not the HIE brought a prompt response from Ross Ferguson the GM. He started with an apology (which was nice) confirmed my booking and threw in free breakfast (which was a lovely and unexpected gesture).
I stayed for two nights in what I believe to be the smallest room I have ever stayed in (room 26) and was suprised to find out that there was one smaller! however the room was clean and pleasantly decorated. If you want charm and character stay at the Red Lion if you want lots of space go over the road. if you like to retire early you might want to check if there is a function on there was a 30th birthday an the Saturday night and there was no part of the Red Lion that the disco didn't reach!
We took the train into Cambridge, the station is on the doorstep and they did buy one get one free on tickets - brilliant.
The food was very good, we had an evening meal and breakfast which were enjoyable. However the best thing about the Red Lion is the staff, without exception they were fantastic, pleasant, cheerful, helpful.... there are not enough words to describe them. Worth a visit just to experience true customer service!!
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