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The Blue Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
+44 1954 210328
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calves liver” (8 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
74 Main Street | Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7QU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived late in the evening to find plenty on the menu for all tastes, plus a broad specials board. Ordered the steak burger, which came with brioche bun and cheese, excellent chips, a slaw (inc raw onion) and two delicious onion rings as an extra....More

Thank madge295
Reviewed 1 week ago

Modernised old pub which is a gastro dining pub. Small bar area with couple of easy chairs and one other table. Three good quality real ales but pricey and really not set up for casual drinkers. Three other rooms Set up for eating with wooden...More

Thank ianatcambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a bite to eat. Was quiet but took a while to serve essentially, some chips a sandwich and a burger. Food ok. Pricey for what it was. Nice selection of beers/ales available. Sadly another proudly advertised 18th C. Pub trying to look modern...More

Thank grovaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the centre of a charming village, this 18th century inn is beautiful from the outside and stepping inside it has been tastefully refurbished whilst retaining some of the original features. We had a table in the restaurant area which has large wooden tables...More

Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving along A14 feeling peckish and googled what was nearby. This pub came up so we popped in for lunch as hoc. What a fabulous pub. A very warm welcome from a lovely young man. The menu is very interesting and there is a gluten...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

18 of us arrived on time as the meal had been booked well in advance. Nice conservatory location. Friendly waiter but the service painfully slow. The meals were average at best with leathery Yorkshire puds & tough beef and salty chicken to mention a few....More

Thank Menace360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I were on a fact finding venue visit for a Family celebration(10 covers plus 3 children) and Blue Lion was a location that had been recommended. Unfortunately we must have called on a day when the kitchen provided a 'Pie of the...More

Thank howardcambs
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I went here with friends for lunch and we were welcomed and shown to our circular table, which was good for talking but made getting in and out a little difficult. There was a lot of choice on the menu and the portions were generous....More

Thank Janekdownunder
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We were in the area Wednesday lunchtime, so decided to eat here. We both had the steak burger with chips and slaw. Very tasty. The burger was incredibly thick but well cooked (as requested), the slaw was delicious and the chips were just as I...More

Thank davidandannette k
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Out of a party of seven only one person was satisfied with their meal. The duck breast was particularly disappointing.

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31 July 2016|
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Response from Chris5320 | Reviewed this property |
Hello yes they do, highly recommended
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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