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The Blue Lion

74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Ranked #40 of 522 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English, Pub, Gastropub, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It was quite obvious that booking well in advance with the menu choices was not a good idea. The Christmas turkey appeared to be microwaved and this was not the only thing that had suffered a culinary torture. The roast potatoes tasted old and reheated as did the selection of vegetables. It was getting late and we did not have... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A warm welcome and a good range if drinks available, we decided to eat and they were kind enough to do kids sizes of t big meals! Beautiful open fire greatest us when we went in and it was cozy and warm.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We visited with a friend who lives locally and had booked a table. The moment we entered we were shown to our table and the waiter was very attentive throughout, without being intrusive. He offered advice on the menu. I had the pigeon salad with blackberries and walnuts, which was most enjoyable. My partner had the ham which came with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Tasty food. Well thought out menu (including separate full menu for gluten free guest). Cosy setting on a grey November day. Dog friendly. Lovely, smiley and attentive staff. An excellent way to spend Sunday lunch time.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I met friends from Peterborough for lunch today at the Blue Lion. Our friend chose the pub as being halfway between our homes, roughly 1.5 hrs travelling, and well worth the effort. We arrived about noon and sat beside a log fire while the waitress took our drinks order and served them to our table along with... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had lunch at the Blue Lion with friends last weekend. The decor was pleasant, the menu was interesting and imaginative, and the food was well cooked. But what impressed us above all was the thoughtful kindness and consideration shown by the staff which went well beyond the usual. we would certianly visit again and would recommend it to anyone.... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Dog friendly and very people friendly pub restrauent. Excellent choice of meals and the service was outstanding.

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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a really good meal out, good atmosphere and service. I had the pork belly with the smoked apple sauce with pomegranates or starters and I can safely say that was possible one of the best starters I have ever had, it was gorgeous and left me wanting more. I was fairly boring and had the haddock and chips... More 

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Haverhill
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited this pub/restaurant by chance on the way back from Camborne, and glad we did. Staff were very friendly and the restaurant area really nice. The menu was based on typical english pub grub but the quality certainly wasn't!! They also had some excellent specials - salmon on chorizo gumbo was excellent. We had a young Irish waitress who was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I am vegetarian and my boyfriend is gluten free so we chose this pub because they had a good gluten free menu on their website. All our expectations were exceeded. Lovely cosy pub with beautiful period features but a modern look. The service was brilliant, attentive and friendly. There was a really good choice of GF food and the menu... More 

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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, Gastropub, Family Fare

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