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The Red Lion Inn Hinxton
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Hinxton
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 39
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Multi-award winning (Freehouse, Gastro Food and Accommodation Pub of the Year finalist at The Publican Awards) Classic 16th Century Grade II listed Freehouse in a tiny conservation village, sitting in a walled garden overlooked by a dovecote and the village church. Beamed ceilings, log fires, four cask ales, well known restaurant (AA Rosette, Local Secrets top place to eat and drink in the south of Cambridge 2008 award, Alastair Sawday, Good Pub, Good Beer & Good Food Guides, "top 50 pub garden in the country") - oak raftered traditional dry peg construction. Eight new-build double ensuites, direct dial telephone, free internet access (modem and wireless), 4 AA stars. New sister pub - The Black Bull.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The staff were lovely, which is more than I could say about the food! Small round bowls , not ideal for a stacked burger, very messy. Gammon egg and chips and piccalilli ! Cold eggs , warm chips and 2 large chunks of carrot and a bit of onion in piccalilli sauce which was probably the best bit ! . Veg medley acceptable. Overpriced for what you get , have had much better. Have been lots of times over the years and this is the worst. Gone downhill in my opinion and will probably go elsewhere in future.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

An inauspicious start to be told fish and chips was off the menu because it had all gone by 8pm. With only a handful of bar dishes to choose from our selection was quite restricted. The good news was that three of the four of us went for gammon, egg and home made pickle - very tasty and well presented.
Our visit became less enjoyable when a group of chaps, fuelled by Adnam's beer, continued to tell loud jokes at the bar. The barman apologised to us but did nothing to quieten the gang.
I wrote to the establishment to explain my dissatisfaction but heard nothing back. Like the curate's egg the Red Lion is good in places. But could be much better.

Thank peddr0
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights recently with our dog. The accommodation is located in a separate purpose built building at the top of the garden, with each room having their own entrance from the outside, which is always better for dog owners, rather than trailing through a hotel.
Our room was light, airy, fresh and nicely decorated. The ‘routine’ extras were present, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, WiFi etc, there was one bottle of still water, to my mind perhaps two, or one still, one sparkling would have been preferable and a box of tissues would be good, but this is my preference and otherwise everything was great.
Dog owners be advised that the floors are polished wood, our neurotic dog settled after a while but he’s not great on wood or laminate for fear of slipping! Maybe it’s just him?
Breakfast was good, we had booked to dine there one of the nights but the menu was extremely limited. We were told that the chef had been away and hadn’t had time to prep, so the a la carte menu wasn’t available, just the bar menu and that there was only one serving of game pie left. The bar menu consisted of four main courses (haddock, beef burger, ham and game pie) plus a couple of lighter, snack type dishes (jacket potato or black pudding etc on a toasted muffin). Don’t get me wrong, the food was fine, just a little disappointed with the limited menu.
The key question for us is ‘would we return?’ The answer is a definite ‘yes’!

Thank Janpal24
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Four adults mid week had an excellent meal here. Veloute soup delicious , cod cheeks superb and cauliflower medley great. Thoroughly recommended. Also a family meal for 8-80 year olds was great for all on another occasion.
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The slightly scruffy sign, being consumed by surrounding hedgerow at the northern entrance to the village off the A1301 might make you think twice about visiting but if you do, and you should, you will not be disappointed.

Entering through a small door into a room with low ceilings you are immediately transported back in time. With pictures of WWII aircraft in one area and echoes of its links to nearby Duxford, you could imagine a smartly dressed officer from 19 Squadron, freshly back from a sortie in his Supermarine Spitfire, sitting in the corner beside the coal fire entertaining a WAAF plotter.

A good selection of hand pumped local ales including their own Red & Black Ale which was particularly light and pleasant and a menu that is more restaurant than standard pub food. The cod loin was sublime. Perfectly cooked with accompanying garlic and herb infused vegetables. It is no wonder they have won awards.

Had I not been catching my own flight home I'd have happily spent the evening here.

Oh, and no, I am not an employee or related to any member of staff.

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