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The Blue Lion

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English, Pub, Family Fare, Gastropub
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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Blue Lion in Hardwick provides a warm and friendly venue for a...
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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and good food

Really enjoyed a recent meal here. The service was attentive and the food tasty. I particularly enjoyed the hazelnut ice cream! Would definitely visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jacqueline M
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  • Families with children
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a recent meal here. The service was attentive and the food tasty. I particularly enjoyed the hazelnut ice cream! Would definitely visit again.

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Stewkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely busy pub at Sunday lunchtime. Good choice of food for vegetarians, not just the ubiquitous goats cheese. Good prompt service. Would go again.

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cambridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We live in the village of Hardwick and have visited our local pub restaurant on many occasions since the change of ownership a few years ago now. The food is very well presented and more importantly tastes delicious, the service is attentive without having a cacophonous feel making for a fresh, easy going atmosphere. In summary we have always enjoyed... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the 3rd or 4th time we've eaten here and the food, beer / wine and service were as good as ever. Actually the service this time around was getting toward the best we've had, not just here but in and around Cambridge, including the Michelin starred crews. It was even more impressive given the couple of tables of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Good food nice ambience and a range of real ales very good service and food is of the highest quality.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We were staying just up the road from this pub at Wallis farmhouse. My sister was getting married at Childerley. She reserved a table for 20 of us for dinner on Friday evening. We were catered for really well. Our waitress was very attentive given such a large party. The food was beautiful real gastropub cuisine And not too expensive.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a great meal here, but for me the highlight was a pub menu where I actually had a choice of different options for Starters, Mains & Desert. As a vegetarian who is also a diagnosed coeliac, this was something special. Coupled with good food, it was really everything you could ask for, and we would go again without... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is my local pub so I visit with the family quite often. Has lots of character and a good mix of modern and old style. The food is normally very good. On the rare occasion there has been a problem it has been sorted quickly and efficiently by the friendly and helpful staff. The ales are great and change... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the second time we had eaten here, The first time being faultless, with both service and food. This time, I had a lovely meal , I chose the Macaroni cheese burger with the pulled pork, I have to say I couldn't fault it. However, My partner chose the beer battered fish and chips, on our previous visit we... More 

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Bedford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We called in here for lunch the other day having visited in the past and always been more than happy. Unfortunately, whilst my husband said his pork was delicious, my burger was dry and the chips were almost cold. The salad with it was limp and there was no noticeable cheese flavour - I personally wouldn't want to eat here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01954 210328

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub, Family Fare, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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