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The Blue Lion

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 118
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    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
Lunch

Very good food we all chose something different but it all came together service excellent, young boy that served us had a smile always & very helpful lovely & clean except for the ladies loo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very good food we all chose something different but it all came together service excellent, young boy that served us had a smile always & very helpful lovely & clean except for the ladies loo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Apart from the rather slow service, and the uncomfortable seating (very low seats and high tables), what stood out on this visit was the wine. Intrigued by its unusual strength, we ordered a £27.50 bottle of 14.5% Cotes du Rhone 2012 ! What was supplied was a normal 12.5% 2013, with both figures being difficult to read without artificial light.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went with some friends for Sunday lunch and whilst the prices here are normally a bit higher than we would pay,the old saying of 'you get what you pay for' was certainly true on this occasion. The starters,mains and sweets were all extremely tasty,well presented,piping hot and four clean plates on each of the three courses tells a story!... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had dinner here very recently. The food was great, a little slow but the the staff were very attentive. Little pricey considering we had dinner the following night in Cambridge which was cheaper and just as good. Worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Have eaten at this country pub quite a few times during the week for lunch and have always been quite pleased. Today we went for Sunday lunch and I couldn't be more disappointed, although not very busy it took over half an hour for our food to arrive, a very staked plate of food, beef, yorkshire pudding , roast pots,... More 

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Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just a short review but here goes. We (my wife and I) stayed in Coton at a B&B and one evening took a drive towards Toft. On the way we saw the Blue Lion and decided to go for an evening meal. The exterior is very quaint and rural and when entering the interior matches with wooden beams extended throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A really lovely country pub in a rather out-of-the way location but definitely worth a visit. We were a party of 8 adults. The main part of the pub is typically snug with low ceilings, plenty of beams and brass. We were seated in a spacious adjoining room with shaded glass ceiling which was nice and bright but not glaring.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went there with my friends last month and we all had different food so that we could taste each other's meals but in all honesty we were not overly impressed and found the price quite expensive for the quality of food we got. We found the food a bit plain and were really disappointed with the crumble which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a last minute dinner here with a friend. Extremely friendly service and awesome fish and chips! As we live locally I would certainly recommend to friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is our go to country pub when looking for a relaxing meal with family and friends. The food is great and the service is excellent. We would recommend the Mac and cheese burger!

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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: British, Pub, 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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