The Red Lion is a pub in the small village of Hinxton, close to the Genome Sequencing campus and about 20 minutes drive from Cambridge. The owners have built a modern hotel behind the pub, detached and quiet, priced very reasonably for lodging in the area. Since it is all on one level, it is easily accessible, and there is free parking in the pub/restaurant lot adjacent to the rooms. Check-in and checkout was difficult, allow time for the restaurant staff to meet with you and check the bill carefully (I got several mis-charges, which were graciously corrected).
The rooms are small, but clean and modern, a studio room with double bed and television, in-room coffee and wired internet (cable available from the bar). The radiators are on timers that can be overridden, the staff was helpful in getting things going. The bathroom was clean and there was adequate hot water with good pressure.
The pub serves dinner in the restaurant with regional foods and wines, well prepared; pub food is also available as a lighter choice. There is a full cooked breakfast included in the room rate, and the staff was generally attentive and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi-award winning (Freehouse, Gastro Food and Accommodation Pub of the Year finalist at The Publican Awards) Classic 16th Century Grade II listed Freehouse in a tiny conservation village, sitting in a walled garden overlooked by a dovecote and the village church. Beamed ceilings, log fires, four cask ales, well known restaurant (AA Rosette, Local Secrets top place to eat and drink in the south of Cambridge 2008 award, Alastair Sawday, Good Pub, Good Beer & Good Food Guides, "top 50 pub garden in the country") - oak raftered traditional dry peg construction. Eight new-build double ensuites, direct dial telephone, free internet access (modem and wireless), 4 AA stars. New sister pub - The Black Bull. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Red Lion Inn Hinxton Hotel Hinxton