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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

1 Thank Evaandjames
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch with a colleague. Ordered superfood salad with grilled chicken as an extra. Sounded great but disappointing. Salad contained salad leaves strategically placed over what I thought was more superfood. But when lifting leaves there was only a very small amount of other superfoods. Very bland hardly any taste. The chicken was burnt and was bitter almost had... More 

Thank Marc B
Leighton Buzzard
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Needed a pub for lunch, drove off the main road and found this. Car park looked busy so called in on the off chance. Really friendly welcome and they accept dogs. Lovely gastro lunch at a fair price too. Staff went out of their way to be chatty in an unobtrusive way. Would definitely go back. Great food and really... More 

Thank Knowmygrub
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with my girlfriend over the weekend. I had the gumbo, and she had the salad. The staff were attentive and well mannered, the food however was slightly bland and could have delivered more extensive flavours (gumbo). Cute little pub with nice character.

Thank Lawrence S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful charming pub Situated in the village of Hardwick 10 minutes from Cambridge. A good choice of meals Catering to all appetites Prices are reasonable. Good value for money Service is good,nothing too much trouble. Good selection of beverages. Worth a visit for a pub lunch or a romantic evening, bring the family, something for everyone.

Thank louiscgoodman
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rang ahead to see if the liver was still on the menu as so few places do it but once we arrived and saw the rest of the menu we had to try the beetroot bourgoignon, which was truly amazing. Everything we tried was top notch and the staff were fantastic. We will be going back there very soon... More 

Thank jason m
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having dropped in for an early doors drink we realised that this was well worth returning to for an evening meal. The lady in charge knew her menu and ingredients like the back of her hand. The food was fresh, the menu was creative and tempting, the staff were efficient and friendly. The restaurant and the bar were both obviously... More 

Thank Short-breaks-only
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted lunch on the way - found the Blue Lion on Google search. Had a lovely lunch. Friendly welcoming staff, we had home cooked brisket / corned beef hash , gumbo and vegetable chilli. All really delicious followed by a selection of equally tasty puddings. Menu was just a bit different that you normally find - great. Will be... More 

Thank Caroline E
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to Thorpe Forest we needed somewhere to stop for lunch. Quick google search we found The Blue Lion. So glad we did fab food, great choice, very welcoming staff. Three of us had 2 courses each plus a bottle of good wine and bill was under £75. Well worth a visit. We will be back.

1 Thank kellster111
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very efficient service and quick food. Nice and warm which is perfect on a cold winters night. Only downside was a noisy Essex couple that joined halfway through and were so loud we couldn't hear ourselves think! Very accommodating with the dog we took along too.

Thank Ian P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?