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The Blue Lion

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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
+44 1954 210328
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this rural pub-restaurant - delicious freshly baked bread, fantastic homemade soup, interesting menu and very good value for money.

Thank AGL999
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and great atmosphere. We suggest a glass of red wine by the fireplace before heading to the table. However try to ask for a table in the main dining area and not on the extension, it's much nicer. The highlight is the food. Really good.

1 Thank Pedro12345789009876
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was excellent and the staff welcoming and attentive. The pub is dog friendly and comfortable

Thank Karine G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub/restaurant at about 720pm to sample the fish and chips. Having been seated in the restaurant we were disappointed to find that there was none left so early on a Friday evening. We opted instead for the 'special' which was the Thai style fish curry. A second disappointment. It was neither Thai style or a curry and... More 

Thank Robsdav
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We occasionally use the Blue Lion as a base for meeting potential work clients in the area and after another great evening I thought it was high time I left a review. We are always met with friendly and relaxed service and always made to feel welcome. After a five hour stint tonight we finished just as the kitchen was... More 

Thank misslinaoh
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168 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The starters were much better th an the mains. The meat was tough and covered in a very herby gravy, especially the beef. The veggie option, whilst a good effort, was disappointing. The crumble was very sweet. The custard as thin as water. Service was a little slow but they did have a large party in. Probably would not re-visit.... More 

Thank judiko
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Very pretty old pub. Great food, roaring fire and the staff give you a warm welcome. Would liked to have sat in the old part of the pub but had to make do with the conservatory as there was a children's party going on. But the conservatory is very nice. Really loved this pub and hope to visit again in... More 

1 Thank Susan K
Letchworth Garden City
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

After such excellent reviews over a long period we were looking forward to six of the family meeting up at the Blue Lion for a pre Christmas lunch. Menus were on the table when we arrived but no offer of a wine list until we asked for one. Apart from the cod in batter the meals were disappointing. My Yorkshire... More 

Thank Burniston
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Had christmas lunch here with the family, very happy to say these guys absolutely smashed it. Every course was delicious, and the waiting staff were ridiculously attentive. Just gutted I wasn't hungry enough to finish all the food! Cannot recommend enough for the fantastic service and food.

1 Thank Tom H
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Had to report that the catering for our group today was brilliant. Everyone was so impressed - good quality meat with plenty of veg, proper roasties and all the trimmings. The starters were special too. All finished with a good choice of dessert, coffees/teas and delicious mince pies. Best works meal any of us can remember - well done and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 210328
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?