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The Blue Lion

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74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
+44 1954 210328
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We met family for sunday lunch and despite visiting last year and having a super sunday lunch this time we were very disappointed. The roast pork was ok but nothing special however the lamb could not be cut. Not even when we asked for steak knives could we cut the meat. It was not rare it was almost raw and... More 

Thank Anne W
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and three friends visited the Blue Lion of Sunday Lunch. We all opted for Roast Beef as on the menu it seemed to be the only roast option that came with a Yorkshire pudding. Food arrived with hardly any vegetables. We were given one piece of cauliflower cheese and 3 bits of broccoli in a separate dish to share... More 

Thank mdsin
Bedford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food in colossal volumes! Everything is good and massive. If you're playing a game of food envy with your guests, it's hard to pick a winner. The best approach is for everyone to order something different eat half (by which time you'll need a rest) then swap over with your partner and continue! The quality of everything here is... More 

1 Thank stevemanning2
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone for a drive and stumbled across this charming beautiful country pub about 10 miles outside Cambridge and it was a fantastic find. The building is just beautiful and so well kept we were blown away by menu choice as I think you always think of quaint village pubs as pub grub but this was more than we... More 

Thank rach2311
Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A delightful pub with comfortable bar area and attractive garden. We chose a starter each for lunch - pea pannacotta with ham terrine and egg yolk was sublime. Prompt and friendly service and good value. Definitely a cut above your average pub fare.

1 Thank Amjanr1
Eltisley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were a group of 16 adults and 8 babies and were well accommodated in the conservatory. We had preordered our food and the service was prompt and courteous. The food was good, but a little on the pricey side.

1 Thank mrsbengtsson
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Been over two years since we have visited here but still go on about how delicious the food was. If in Cambridge again we will certainly return. High Quality presentation and quality ingredients - the specials menu if I remember rightly was plentiful and both the dinner and desert were excellent.

1 Thank Francesca L
London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We went for Mother's Day - the pub was busy but the service was brilliant. Very friendly and the waiter knew the menu very well (ie could easily identify which Items had nuts without having to check with the chef, although he did do that too). There was a set menu for adults and kids. The portions were large. The... More 

1 Thank SKD73
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Gastropubs are not usually our scene. The better half, though, is always looking for simple country pubs for lunch, and we tried this one. She and our companion had very good fish pies, and I had pork belly with black pudding mash. The pork was excellently cooked, with very little fat left but not dry, and with very good crackling... More 

Thank discerningdiner44
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited The Blue lion recently and have only good things to say!! The food was excellent and the staff are fantastic!! A big Thankyou to Micki who was serving us, what a credit to your establishment, FANTASTIC young lady, nothing was too much trouble, Be back very soon.

2 Thank Evaandjames

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 210328
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?