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“Great village pub”
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Red Lion
Ranked #1 of 3 Stretham B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Last minute decision to grab a night away , we wanted that old fashioned pub b&b feel and we weren't disappointed , rooms were in good order and food , especially breakfast was fantastic , with Ely, Cambridge and Wicken Fen all close by it made for a great base

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed on a Saturday night and overall the pub (with accommodation) is a little gem. The room was of a good standard and clean and would appear to have been recently refurbished. Certainly very good value for the money. Staff (and locals!) are very friendly. Breakfast, which is extra, was also very good. The idea of paying for what you want for breakfast rather than a set figure for a large breakfast that you could not do justice to is also novel!.
Our only gripe would be the noise. Fully understanding that this was primarily a pub, and probably the only one for miles, and being open until midnight we expected some noise. Certainly the jukebox in the pub appeared to be available until gone midnight. However, it got worse. Whether it was the pub itself or a very local party going on we could still hear the music until gone 0200. At this point we were on the verge of packing up and going home.
Mentioned this when paying the following morning and landlord/manager very apologetic and said that a stag party had been in. Even offered a discount for any future stay.
We were obviously unlucky. Can fully understand the need to keep his locals happy but this needs to be weighed up against also keeping his paying guests happy. It would appear that money is being spent to promote the accommodation side of things so would go further and suggest that some limit is put on the availability of the juke box!!.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PADW2002
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Booked here last minute for a meeting the following day in Cambridge, was a little worried booking a single room and only having two left that day however we were pleasantly surprised. This is a village pub with rooms and we were greeted by very friendly and happy staff, we checked in at the bar and were shown to our rooms. Although the rooms were single and had a single bed they were ample size and had everything that we needed and were clean. The decor needs finishing but was only a place to lay our heads. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms and public areas. Venturing down into the bar we choose a two course meal which was very good value for money (£4 starter, £8 main) and the bar staff were very chatty and hospitable. Plenty of parking right infront of the pub, in the middle of the village, can't miss it! Obviously a trip to specsavers for some reviewers! Brill cooked breakfast in the morning, cooked fresh to our liking, nothing too much trouble. Had a great time here, so much more enjoyable than a basic Travelodge or Premier Inn that charge for every little extra. Would not hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank kromeandtime
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Pretty good value for money although rooms a little basic and wifi on and off in rooms (fine in the bar).

Very good staff, friendly and helpful.

Solid food which again was good value.

Overall pretty reasonable value for money all in.


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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sim0nandMichelle
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you wake up at 3AM with an insatiable craving for a bagel with salmon and cream cheese then this hotel is not the place for you.
As hotels go this is a pub with rooms so set expectations for that.
I stayed two nights, which included two breakfasts and an evening meal.
The room...small, adequately furnished and unremarkable with everything in good order. I found the bed a little hard but slept fine.
Ensuite...just big enough for the shower, sink and loo and a fat person to use them comfortably. The bathroom was getting a little elderly but wasn't objectionable.
I had issues with a couple of things - the free wifi wasn't up to much. The room TV had a very limited choice (and poor reception). There was also a smoke detector with blinking lights - distracting when in your eyeline when trying to sleep.
The water pressure was also a bit iffy - I was having a shower and the water just stopped - about ten seconds later it restarted and was, thankfully, still at the right temperature. The water pressure was always variable from second to second.
Food.
Evening meal - good but nothing stood out as special or different. Diners around us all seemed to be enjoying it and there were no nasty niffs of overcooked horribleness.
Breakfast was self serve apart from the cooked option which was made to order. It was standard fare but my scrambled eggs were still a little 'mobile' (perfectly done for me) which shows that someone was keeping a good eye on them. One of our party had a slightly undercooked sausage but otherwise it was good stuff.
The staff I experienced were fine ranging from unremarkably efficient to smiling and humourous.
The pub was good - a nice atmosphere and a range of real ales which all appeared to be kept well.
Overall - it's not The Ritz. It's a good, solid, effort and I'd have no qualms recommending it to anyone but a fusspot.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank daveplanetdave
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We booked the Red Lion to celebrate my wifes birthday, we stayed for two nights and could not have asked for anything better, food was very nice, breakfast was a sight to behold, I managed to eat it all but I did struggle a bit (didnt have to have that much, you could choose what you wanted) it is worth going just for the sausage, the best I have tasted in years. Beer was wonderful, a choice of 4 very good cask ales. The room was clean and tidy. The manager and staff were lovely. We spent the second night in the bar area, and were made really welcome by the locals.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Our room was clean, well stocked tea,coffee and biscuits, huge shower with lashings of hot water, ok maybe the mattress was a little bit too hard for our liking but it wasn't unbearable. Staff were friendly and polite, good choice of beers etc. breakfast was very enjoyable. We stayed here to enable us to go out with friends that live locally, and yes as Arnie said.... I will be back!!£

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Lion

Address: 47 High Street, Stretham CB6 3LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Stretham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Stretham
Price Range: $75 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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