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The Blue Lion

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
+44 1954 210328
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As we took my daughters dog with us we were restricted to the bar area but this was better than some restaurants we have been in. We had the Sunday lunch which was very tasty and the service was first class service throughout.

1 Thank brian h
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal and it was good value for money. Although we could only book into the bar, it still had a good atmosphere. We will be returning!

1 Thank Sally F
Amersham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a warm welcome, an interesting menu and friendly staff our hopes were high. After waiting 45 minutes for 3 sandwiches we were beginning to wilt! 'They're just being plated' we were assured when we asked. Clearly a complex process because it took another ten minutes. The food when it arrived was fine and we enjoyed it and the dishes... More 

1 Thank FormerFlyer19560415
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last night to celebrate my nieces Birthday and impressed by the attentive service throughout the evening. Topping up jugs of water without asking, supplying a steak knife for my nephew when I just happened to mention to him that it might be useful, it was there, and the Birthday candle for my niece all added to the experience. Great... More 

1 Thank MrandMrsB250605
South Cambridgeshire.
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a damp November Sunday afternoon (20th November!) and were welcomed by an open fire in the main body of the pub and very friendly staff. My wife ordered the Sweet Potato and ginger soup as a starter and I went for the Gumbo. Both full of flavour and very well presented. I had the roast beef as a... More 

2 Thank 176AJW
Matlock, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had two tables of 10 in a side room. It felt private. For a large party we had pre-booked our food. I thought the menu was a little limited myself. Everything seemed to be brought out correctly (I wasn't taking notes ). Everything was well presented and the service friendly and efficient. My burger was a little dry but... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place online after looking for somewhere for myself and my partner to go for his birthday. My partner is celiac and we often struggle to find restaurants with extensive gluten free menus. So this place was such a find! They do gluten everything! Ale and larger which my partner loved. The menu was great so much choice. Lamb... More 

1 Thank ellyn s
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many others we were visiting for our Sunday lunch and were not disappointed with the maim meal. I rather thought that the starters menu was a trifle odd but maybe that was just down to my tastes but scotch egg or faggots? Both greeting and service were good with a busy restaurant on a grand day, apart from the... More 

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1 Thank Alan L
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from a great Sunday Roast lunch. Love this place. Staff welcoming, food great and setting perfect. Look forward to next visit. Any excuse will do.

1 Thank Tony B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We frequent the Blue Lion on many occasions and have always enjoyed their menu. If you are celebrating or just a quiet drink with friends it is well worth a visit.

1 Thank Norfolkvisitor16

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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
Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?