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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 114
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 69
    Poor
  • 74
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not like I remember it. But ok.

Been here a few times and always enjoyed my visit and food. This time was not bad. The service was ok. And the food me and my partner and son had was good. My problem was that it was Sunday evening and the menu was tiny and there was no specials board. Not much to choose from. We all chose... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tizzwaz
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked up through Grantchester meadows and was really looking forward to a nice warm welcome, as the website promised us. Albeit a busy Sunday lunchtime, the bar staff couldn't have been more miserable. We only wanted hot drinks but even that seemed like too much trouble and, despite looking forwards to a mince pie hot choc and a nibble... More 

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1 Thank Anna C
cambridge
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Village pub that has been significantly modernised inside. Nice ambience and very busy with potential customers being turned away at 3pm due to no available tables. About a dozen of us had Sunday lunch here. Restricted menu with around 6 choices for each course. Service was excellent and was very efficient and friendly with all food served piping hot. The... More 

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Thank ianatcambridge
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and always enjoyed my visit and food. This time was not bad. The service was ok. And the food me and my partner and son had was good. My problem was that it was Sunday evening and the menu was tiny and there was no specials board. Not much to choose from. We all chose... More 

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Thank tizzwaz
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had meal here last night, we were seated straight away, despite being early. The staff were friendly. We were given a menu, but only had about 6 options on, all of which were stupidly expensive. And no specials board!? Reluctantly ordered fish and chips (£13.50!) for us and our son, from the child's menu. It came in good time and... More 

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Thank VickiStevens38
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited my sister from Edinburgh in Little Shelford. We drove to Grantchester for lunch and chose to eat at the Red Lion. All of us got burgers and they were lovely! Nice decor and friendly staff.

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1 Thank gaylee83
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for sunday lunch and the restaurant was very busy a good sign but booking certainly needed. Service came with a smile, staff friendly and helpful. . Food, generous portions with quirky additions to tempt the palate. Planning to return

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1 Thank spirito2
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4pm booking for a late Sunday lunch and was very impressed. Best roast beef we've had in a restaurant/pub for ages!! Food overall was excellent, service attentive and quick. Good atmosphere, comfy decor, dog friendly. Perfect end to a perfect winters day.

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1 Thank Chris E
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with a bunch of friends and had excellent breakfasts and coffees, and super sinky leather sofas, would definitely come back!

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1 Thank Meg_3113
Ely, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a pub is as busy as this often gets, you know that they're doing something right. Booking a table is important, especially Sunday lunchtime, when all the great and good of Cambridge come walking out into the Meadows at Granchester and demand lunch at one of this villages best eateries. The Red Lion welcomes you very well, makes you... More 

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Thank mynonnaEly
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always can guarantee an amazing meal here, always tastes so good. We visited with friends and had such a lovely evening. The staff were fantantic, so friendly and attentive.

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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 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?