We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Red Lion Inn Hinxton

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
32 High Street, Hinxton CB10 1QY, England
+44 1799 530601
12:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 10:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 10:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 204: English reviews
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a business trip decided to go off client recommendations and look for the independent - and what a find. Gorgeous hotel rooms, clean modern and hidden behind the historic pub. Great bathroom, bed and altogether lovely. The restaurant is excellent with fab food - really nice find. well done chef and team. Home from home.

Thank Londonfoodsnob16
Level Contributor
65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent village boozer with accomodation near genome campus. Great selection of ales decent beer garden n good grub

Thank Spoiler68
Level Contributor
83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is here tasty and enough to choose from. I like the friendly service as well. Ladt time I had a duck.which was just great.

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I turned up at 2:55 on a Sunday for a roast dinner.. kitchens close at 3pm! despite this the staff were very helpful, offered us the choice of a full menu and seated us in a light and friendly part of the restaurant. The staff were attentive, charming and very helpful. The food was wonderful (great quality... More 

Thank Thevonpookas
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with a friend after work one Tuesday being that it's in the middle of our two work places. We both had the lamb and beef curry which was on the specials board. It was very good and came with rice and nan bread. The meat was very good and the sauce flavorsome, but I wouldn't say it was... More 

Thank Sim494
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited the Red Lion to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a wonderful evening. The staff (especially the young lady running the bar/restaurant) were very helpful, obliging and attentive. Supper was delicious and we had a super evening.

Thank jerryandangie606
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by here on recommendation of some locals. We were not disappointed. We had soups to start which were excellent (maybe a tad filing for a starter). I had a cod main course - v good and my husband two starters which were huge but delicious (cheese balls and beer battered ham). Lovely peaceful ambience, will go again.

Thank bobo30
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Rather disappointed in the food. Went with my 2 year old and friends with their 2 year old. The adults all ordered Sunday roast and the beef was poor with an even worse gravy. It was more like an over cooked large brazing steak. It tasted like a vey poor stew. My son's tomatoes pasta was, and I can't put... More 

Thank Judi77CCAT
Level Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice old pub in a pretty village with a good food menu.Some interesting options such as pigeon breast. Vegetarian food although limited is particularly good. Bar area old worldy with some nice beers. Restaurant area nicely done extension in matching style on the back Nice garden in the summer. Meal for two with bottle of wine circa £70

Thank Paul O
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Half way between home and parents for me....a minor diversion from the A505 or A11 or M11 for many I'm sure. Sunday lunch...good service , good food, reasonable prices. This was our third visit I think.... Consistent pleasant service

Thank Gerryp58

Travellers who viewed The Red Lion Inn Hinxton also viewed

Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Been to The Red Lion Inn Hinxton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 High Street, Hinxton CB10 1QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Hinxton
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 530601
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Red Lion Inn Hinxton and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Deal, United Kingdom
11 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Red Lion Inn Hinxton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?