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33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
01223 840121
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 68
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing

This pub/restaurant did not live up to my expectations. Although the pub was nice and the staff were friendly, the food and drink were overpriced for what they were, and the portions were much smaller than I would have expected.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were a large number for lunch on Saturday. However the charitable event had been arranged well in advance and we were expected. Lunch was a chaotic affair to say the least. We were expected to queue for our lunch tickets, which, due to our large number, took some considerable time and then queue for our buffet lunch. Ironically, we... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This pub/restaurant did not live up to my expectations. Although the pub was nice and the staff were friendly, the food and drink were overpriced for what they were, and the portions were much smaller than I would have expected.

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Harston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Surroundings nice, staff welcoming. The food was very good and some interesting and different dishes.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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188 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came for Sunday lunch which you must book. Roast dinner and dessert with two non alcoholic drinks - £50 Parking sufficient. Food quality was good. Service ok. Atmosphere - excellent. Nice walk to Granchester afterwards

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited the red lion with friends for lunch. The waiter was very friendly but service soooo slow to say it was very quiet. When the food came the chips had been in the fryer for ages so I found them hard.. also there was nothing on the fish. The pudding was a dry bit of cake that had been... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very disappointing. We have been visiting the Red Lion at Grantchester for many years. The excellent food, log fires, great ambience and customer service had always made it our first choice for family occasions. We arrived on Saturday night at 7.30 pm to find the main restaurant was closed the front restaurant and the bar was almost empty. It was... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We recently had dinner at the Red Lion with a group of friends. The dining room is warm and welcoming and large. I had the crab entree which was nice but didn't have a lot of flavour. I also had rabbit which was done like a cassoulet, which was very tasty. My friends had the chicken lie, which looked delicious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited for lunch on Saturday with one person who had eaten there before and recommended it. However, 2 out of 3 dishes were just awful. The mackerel pate was just some dry flakey fish with a weird dry roll of roughly chopped raw onion - maybe they were going for some clever deconstructed take on pate? Didn't work. The superfood... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I arranged to meet two friends for Sunday lunch and chose the Red Lion in Granchester. Soon after arriving for a 13.00 table booking, it became clear that this was a bad choice. The service was extremely slow and when the food eventually arrived after a very long wait, all four meals but especially the Rabbit was... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

From The moment we walked in we received a warm welcome, our table was ready and we were met with our waitress chloe, she made our first experience of the pub a wonderful one. She couldn't do enough and was very friendly. The food was amazing and considering how busy they were all our meals came in good time and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: 01223 840121
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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