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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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch in the Sun

Used our App for places to eat where we could take the dog !! He loves Lunch out... Found the Blue Lion...will certainly be going back. Friendly staff..great food...loved the fish and chips..decent price portions. The Real Ales were different class

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DavidSimpson52
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Used our App for places to eat where we could take the dog !! He loves Lunch out... Found the Blue Lion...will certainly be going back. Friendly staff..great food...loved the fish and chips..decent price portions. The Real Ales were different class

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

First meal at the Blue Lion last Saturday and it was a very welcome departure from the typical pub grub. Menu is innovative and varied. The mackerel special was sublime. Fantastic crumble too. Looking forward to next meal there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went to The Blue Lion recently to celebrate my mum's birthday. We used to eat here quite regularly and the food and service were always great. Things have gone downhill. The service is still great but the food is not. The menu has been reduced significantly, it's very much pub grub where as it used to be more of a... More 

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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Stopped off for a quick and cheap bite on a Sunday. Sign outside said fish and chips. Very friendly and efficient staff showed us to a table. Menu trendy and fairly expensive (no fish and chips, maybe not available on Sundays!). We both chose pulled pork. It was ok but very little of it served on a salad with lots... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We eat here quite often as it is our local. The staff are very friendly and happy to make recommendations regarding wine or menu choices. There is a nice garden at the back with plenty of room for the kids to run around. Food is generally very good- love the macaroni cheese! Minor suggestion- more vegetarian options would be welcome.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I went to this lovely looking pub for lunch with my partner, I had the soup of the day as a starter, a broccoli & stilton that was okay but dull. As it was a Friday we both decided on the haddock and chips for mains, something basic that any decent restaurant should do well. The fish was fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went for a late lunch and the food was amazing. Unique menu, food was beautifully presented and the staff were extremely polite. The outside area is well kept with a play area for kids too. Can't fault it on anything. I'll definitely be going back.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited the pub for a meal on a Friday night having walked across the fields from Coton. The barman was very friendly and helped by recommending a refreshing beer. We opted for a two course meal but were served bread with delicious flavoured butter to start. My husband chose from the specials menu, I found it more difficult to... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed a really good meal here and although we were early we well looked after by the staff and felt welcomed. A really pleasant atmosphere without being stuffy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
Phone Number: 01954 210328
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Cuisine: English, Pub, Family Fare, Gastropub

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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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