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The Blue Lion

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
01954 210328
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of six for lunch. There is an extensive menu plus daily specials and a gluten free menu which offered a wide range of options that were just as interesting as the main menu. The service was good, the portions generous, the food tasty and well cooked; prices are mid-range. We were not hurried and allowed to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on TA reviews and its location to where we were staying we decided to frequent this establishment at quite short notice! The venue was more then accommodating and made sure we were found somewhere to seat/eat! There was a lack of staff though and drinks/main meals were delivered later then expected but were to a high standard all the... More 

Thank leeoliver
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

15 of us pre-ordered at 9.45 from a varied and interesting lunch menu. There was a good range of sandwiches, starters and main courses. One popular option was the offer of a variety of salads as either starter or main portions. On our return from a long walk at 12.45 our meals were served efficiently by Luke and John and... More 

Thank Di B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice located pub with outdoor eating and drinking as well as indoor restaurant. Three well kept cask ales. Good selection of hand cooked food on menu with use of quality ingredients. We had Courgette and Chilli fritters, Green Salad with Feta Cheese, Handcooked Chips and Grilled Artichokes with Gnocci in Pesto Sauce. All perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic, best gnocci... More 

Thank burnsibub
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a birthday celebration lunch for the family at The Blue Lion. The choice of menu, ambience, service and quality of food were everything we could have asked for. The team coped with some very last minute additions to the guest list, all without fuss, and a great time was had by all the family, especially the birthday... More 

Thank Graham S
La Honda, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined here many times and despite menu changes there is always a good selection for even the most discerning of palates. I particularly enjoy the comfy chair by the fire in the winter.

Thank marquisdefad
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to find this place when we were visiting the area, from the outside the place looks great. Going in we were warmly welcomed and the interior looks like it has recently been redecorated. The beer and wine were very good. When we were shown to our table we were given a bread and there own butter which... More 

1 Thank Chris5320
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting this pub on and off for years, however after the mort recent version (taken over 5 years ago) of the Blue Lion had really impressed me. I have been thoroughly impressed by their friendly, efficient service and the expansive menu. The food is also top drawer!! I've taken friends and family for several special occasions and it... More 

2 Thank Tom H
Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Blue Lion with some family; lovely meal and excellent service in a very relaxing setting. We all thoroughly enjoyed and would hope to revisit.

2 Thank GM2132
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go a little further a field for a bite to eat - rather than choosing our usual pubs in Cambridge, and we came across this super cute pub in Hardwick. Beautiful looking traditional pub on the outside and spacious and light inside. My boyfriend and I were pleased to find such a lovely place not far at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01954 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?