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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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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

1 Thank rach2311
Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

2 Thank Amjanr1
Eltisley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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 

1 Thank Marc B
Leighton Buzzard
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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.

1 Thank Lawrence S

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?