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The Blue Lion

74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Ranked #59 of 510 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great service and lovely atmosphere. We all had the Sunday roast which was delicious although it needed some greens with it and the potatoes weren't very good. Overall it was perfect for that Sunday outing.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We went there to celebrate with some friends. They had a BBQ and lamb roast. The venue put on a great/day and evening with delicious food, The pub itself has character and served a much welcome and good coffee.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was rather disappointed with an evening meal in August 2014. The crayfish starter was nicely presented but lacked seasoning and flavour. The braised beef was stringy and terribly dry, and served in a deep bowl, making it difficult to eat because if it's height. This was accompanied by a large chuck of rather dry white bread - no choice.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great little pub; worth a visit during summer time so you can enjoy the outside setting. Reasonably priced. Big servings of delicious food. Recommended.

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My girlfriend wanted to find a nice country pub while we were away in Cambridge away from the town, and the Blue Lion Hardwick had great reviews. When we got to the pub, we were impressed with the appearance both inside and out, and sat in the conservatory. The food in this restaurant was really good, with a selection of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a pleasant pub with nice staff. However, we turned up at 5:30pm on a Sunday looking for a Sunday Roast. This was no longer available as they stop serving it much earlier in order that people might order something more expensive from the a la carte menu, presumably. The selection on the menu wasn't the best - the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A great atmosphere, very good food, busy (which is a good sign) friendly staff. 10/10 and not expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Blue Lion for a family Sunday lunch on a whim after reading a raft of positive reviews on Trip Advisor. When booking, we were advised to take a later booking as the pub tended to be very busy at peak lunch time. Although we were seated shortly after 2pm and our orders were taken promptly by a friendly... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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