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Red Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Pub
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33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
+44 1223 840121
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently ate at the Red Lion with my family. The restaurant is a separate room to the right hand side of the bar. There was a fire in the hearth and it felt very cosy. The food was better than I had expected and, judging by other comments, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Drinks are expensive though (expect to pay... More 

Thank angharadlharris
Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Called here for a bar meal and found the service friendly and attentive and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The pub has a traditional feel but also some comfortable soft furnishings. We had the beer battered haddock which was fresh and tasty. Also enjoyed the real ale.

Thank Tony G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to the Red Lion on several occasions, either for work or dining as a couple. The food is good, verging on excellent, and certainly better than you'd get in many pubs. The menu is varied, but without drifting into ill-advised attempts at 'novel food combinations' or serving dishes on unconventional items. The last time we were there it... More 

Thank AnnaCM
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful pub. The decor the service and the food were all excellent. There were 4 adults and 2 three year olds and all catered for perfectly. The kids menu was great and the food lovingly prepared and presented. The kids loved it! As for the adult roasts they were pretty sizeable and wonderfully cooked. 2 roast lambs and one pork.... More 

Thank Judi77CCAT
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had arranged a family meal in their delightful glassed-in 'Reading Room', and we had a pleasant welcome and attention to our young children. However-- service was abysmally slow -- over half an hour wait for our starters and the same for the main courses. The food was poor; two of us had steaks that were cold!!, and I had... More 

Thank margafarrell
Hartford Cheshire
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice pub serving good food and ales, would not hesitate to return, ample parking, good service from the bar staff.

Thank Mike S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regularly visit this pub and have always had a good experience. The Sunday roast is always amazing and the restaurant team are friendly without being imposing. Good gluten free options.

Thank CalamariOlive
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always meet family here and always have a great time. The food is fab and the service excellent. Always kinda think should we try somewhere else, but this is so good, we never do. Highly recommended.

Thank sqc107
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant, beautiful from both inside and out. Fantastic food and service! Everyone at our table enjoyed there meals immensely and they even catered for gluten free as well. Food was well prepared, looked great and tasted even better. Service staff were very welcoming, friendly and were always smiling. Will definitely be going back again!

Thank xxxfirefairyxxx
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the guests had a marvellous time, the decorations and warm fire, lighting and welcoming staff set the evening off. Food was exactly as ordered and delicious, arrived on time, hot and on warmed plates. Many of us had come here last year for our works 'do' and chose the same dishes they liked them so much (duck). Wine selection... More 

Thank annabellini2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?