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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this pub today having heard good good things about the food and I have to say I left feeling quite disappointed! There was 7 in our group 5 adults and 2 children we ordered 3 roast 3 fish specials and a kids meal. The roasts came out first and both the pork roasts had luke warm meat as... More 

Thank lornienjames
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this place, the restaurant was very busy, but not overly loud, it was clean, modern and well laid out. If you like an olde worlde feel with a modern twist you will like it here. They were running late with the food, but kept us informed all the way, which we appreciated, they supplied us with the most... More 

Thank mytruth9
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here last Saturday night. It's a quaint pub with good reviews for its food and they are not wrong! We had booked for 9 adults and 4 children and the food is great especially the fish and chips! Thoroughly recommend this place for good food, service and atmosphere.

Thank bobarney1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times for both lunch and dinner. The place is always busy and has a great inviting atmosphere. They have a separate restaurant area but the bar has a nice ambiance to eat in too. The basic menu is good but we have more or less exhausted it now, just as well they have a specials board... More 

Thank Donnaw42
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming staff Great character and charm Vicky and Luke have transformed this country pub to a first class establishment and head chief Stuart produces fantastic fare Overall 5*

Thank mmortlock
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food but after our main meal we were forgotten about and had to catch the waitress to get her to remove our plates. It wasn't a busy restaurant on a Monday night either. Need to improve their customer service but otherwise food was very good. Crumble was disappointing though. It wasn't a crumble but a stewed fruit with a... More 

Thank Ngaire1234
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called for lunch today and like others were well pleased. Attentive staff provided me with what I told them was 'bloody good' lamb faggot followed by very tasty corned beef hash. My wife's sea trout & crab risotto was creamy and filling. Both of us were too well filled to try the enticing deserts.

1 Thank Derek S
Benalmadena, Spain
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here for lunch with a friend and ordered a fish and chips. When my meal came I had a whole haddock and some amazing home made chips. I would absolutely recommend this place if you fancy a nice meal. I've also been there during the evening to have a few drinks with my friends and i loved it... More 

Thank morgankawanka
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our B&B recommend this Pub and were not disappointed. Wife had the hash and I the glazed ham, large portions and very tasty. Others had the Friday specials of fish & chips and others the baked sea bass. No one was disappointed and most of us wished we could have split the meals between two as there was more than... More 

1 Thank 1947Richard1965
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1,101 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub serves up gastro food at decent prices. Four of us came for dinner and had a great time. All of the dishes were lovely, but I really enjoyed my liver and bacon. The liver was very rare, but it should be in this dish. For a little over £70, four of us had dinner and drinks (no desserts... 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 441954210328
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?