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Red Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
+44 1223 840121
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“fish chips” (9 reviews)
“duck” (8 reviews)
“the pub” (104 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
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1 - 10 of 683 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in to treat Mr 14 and we were not disappointed. He had the burger and lived every morsel. Flat iron chicken was succulent and the skin-on fries were great. Brownie with pistachios and salted caramel ice cream topped off nicely. Good value.

Thank 676claref
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a party of 13 adults including American relatives booked at 2 pm. The service was slow. The food pretty ordinary. The roast potatoes were too large & soft. The Yorkshires were gross. The Pint of IPA I had was cloudy & full of...More

Thank ElyResident
Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave a 5-star review in March but today's return visit was a real disappointment. Slow, poor service nowhere near the previous standard. At various times, we had to request menus, cutlery, a finger bowl (for mussels) and for someone to take our money at...More

Thank Purplepig8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last weekend, we took a friend to the Red Lion. It was a beautiful evening so we initially chose to seat ourselves at one of the many tables outside. The setting is very appealing - greenery all around with an old world charm. Later, we...More

Thank NaliniM
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never fails to impress! Used to come when it was mr bumpy’s and after it changed into a gastro pub. I will say this is the best it’s ever been I’m so shocked at the negative comments I’ve read! Superb food and superb...More

Thank 21,317,047
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Cambridge from Australia and dropped in here planning to have dinner and a few drinks. Greeting was “I have drinks to make “from one staff member and another walked passed and then left us standing there. We waited for a couple of minutes thinking...More

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Teh Red Lion ticks all the boxes. Nice location, great atmosphere, great food, wonderful selection of beers. Great non-alcohol cocktails too; you do not need to feel embarassed or justify yourself with you frieds. if you choose here the non-alcohol alternatives. Thery could improve a...More

Thank UK_Trolleytraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came on a very busy Saturday a couple of weeks ago, although it was extremely busy in every section on the resturant and the garden was heaving! the food came out in adequate time, took a while to clear the plates but its understandable on...More

Thank frostyclothing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub. Good quality food and choice,fast service even though crowded when we were there. Plenty of outside seating.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were three adults for lunch. We liked (1) the food - scallops, mussels and fish and chips, (2) the efficient, friendly service. We did not like (1) the unnecessary, obtrusive background music, (2) the prices - fish & chips £14, scallops £18, a half...More

Thank CBA2014
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Jane Cela Q
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Muriela14 | Reviewed this property |
I bake a lot myself, so feel justified in my assessment. Clearly you felt the same. Would be reluctant to try pudding here again. Am glad I didn't go for the brownie because the waiter was trying a very hard sell. Made me... More
April 3, 2017|
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Response from margafarrell | Reviewed this property |
Children's play area at Red Lion: Outside there is a lovely grassy area with climbing frame,etc. It is safe -- no access to traffic, and plenty of outdoor seating as well. Inside there is no play area, but they supplied toys... More
February 20, 2017|
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Response from No33theredlion | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we have a large car park for customer use. Many thanks, Ed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 840121
  • E-mail
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