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The Blue Lion

74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Ranked #51 of 508 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
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here a couple of times over the last couple of months with friends, It's a great little village pub/resturaunt with a gorgeous front patio garden, Perfect for the summer months! There was a lot of choice on the menu, to the point i was stuck as to what i should have. As was the others in my party.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A delightful country pub that does seem to take trouble with its' menu. Arrived early (12.30) so no problem getting a table and friendly, helpful staff to provided a tasty lunch at a reasonable price very quickly. Only other comment was that two halves of shandy at £3.30 each seemed a bit strong!

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and 2 sisters (and the dog) stopped here for Sunday lunch. We called in advance to see when they stopped serviing food (9pm) and arrived 20 mins later. We found out that they had reserved us a lovely table. The menu was extensive and looked delicious though a bit pricey. We had the set Sunday lunch (2 courses... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Since the current landlord has taken over the pub has got better and better! My partner and I have gone here several times in recent years and not had anything but a brilliant meal! The service is great! A good selection of pub grub and slightly different mains. The pub is now more a restaurant (mainly because it's so popular)... More

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CheltenhamPaul
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were a party of seven stopping to have a light lunch before dealing with the 'pleasure' of putting up our tents at a local camp site. Sat outside in good shade on a very hot day. Our young waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drink on offer - he answered all of our questions. Most... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to the Blue Lion last night and what a fantastic meal we had there. As a vegetarian it is hard to find a restaurant that really bothers to try do do something different (veggie moussaka/mushroom stroganoff yawn!) both the Hallumi tikka and the mac burger were stunning, i can't sing their praises enough and to top it off... More

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Took 2 American visitors for Sunday lunch - absolutely perfect roast beef and delightful attentive service . A real find .

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North Elmham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at this pub for lunch to break a journey. We were intrigued by the menu, which had some very unusual combinations, and ordered food not knowing quite what to expect. Meanwhile, there were three real ales which were well kept. The staff were cloyingly attentive: we were asked at least half a dozen times if we were ready... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently visited this Pub/Restaurant as we had a 20% off voucher to use there. We didn't know what to expect but thought we would give it a try. We live in Stretham near Ely so a little drive for us but well worth it. The Blue Lion is quaint, cosy and comfortable and the atmosphere even better. Staff were... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The blue lion in hardwick is a beautiful looking pub inside and out and has a stunning beer garden which is perfect for a warm summer evening. It is just such a shame that the food is such terrible value for money and compared to other pubs in Cambridgeshire, is totally lacking in any culinary delight. Because of its convenient... More

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