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Red Lion

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Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
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33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
441223840121
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 73
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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First the good news. My husband and I really enjoyed our recent Sunday lunchtime main course of roast pork. I also enjoyed my delicious fruity salad starter and my wine. However, the rest was pretty chaotic. My husband's first course of fish cakes didn't arrive and we were told the kitchen had made... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
DiBsrker
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Royston, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

found this place meeting family for lunch and wanted a point whereby it was central for us both as we live such a distance. Well I was so pleased to find such a lovely place in a beautiful village! I have red some of the reviews and was rather surprised by them as there is no way you could place... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You know how some movies can be really good, but you don’t see them straight away so hear endless comments from everyone you know about how great the movie is, so when you see it, it’s actually a bit of an anti-climax? Well, we weren’t expecting to go to this pub at all, we weren’t even planning to go out.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A scorching hot day a walk by the river then great summer ale and good pub grub. I had the crab cakes, followed by the Caesar salad my wife fish and chips then Bakewell tart all was well except for the mushy peas, horrible, and the tart slightly over baked. These were minor quibbles however the crab cakes were lovely... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a modern, newly refurbished pub close to the river in Granchester. It has a parking lot, although this is not huge. There is easy access down to the fields and river, although you can't take your food and drinks down there. There are two beer gardens, so it must be very busy at popular times. The back beer... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

First the good news. My husband and I really enjoyed our recent Sunday lunchtime main course of roast pork. I also enjoyed my delicious fruity salad starter and my wine. However, the rest was pretty chaotic. My husband's first course of fish cakes didn't arrive and we were told the kitchen had made a mistake and thought they were providing... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have been visiting The Red Lion for 30 years and have always been pleased with the service, food and setting tgrough various changes of management and decor. Today was however, shocking. The staff are incredibly rude, lazy, scruffy and - worst of all - completely unaware of even basic table etiquette. The food was cold and stodgy and we... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I recently went for lunch with my Boyfriend on a Saturday, the appearance of the pub is really lovely with lots of comfy sofas and a chilled atmosphere, perhaps a little too chilled as when we walked in it was quite awhile before we were told to just find somewhere to sit and order at the bar. I decided to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Me and my partner recently visited the Red Lion for a late lunch during the week. We loved the look for the pub and chose to eat our lunch in the beautiful looking garden. Burgers was our food choice, and we were very pleased with it. Great food and great service!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The staff were really helpful,We wanted a cheese board and weren't sure what each cheese was so the waitress told us about each cheese and where it came from which was interesting and recommended drinks for us. I'm allergic to nuts so she made sure that we had normal bread with the board instead of the walnut bread. She even... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ended up ordering fish and chips as the menu was so limiting and there was no specials on a Saturday. We ordered Eton Mess for dessert which turned up in a small drinking glass and consisted of half whipped cream, with sugar and strawberries for £6 I think the meringue had melted in the too wet cream. The service was... 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: 441223840121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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