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Red Lion Inn - Pub in Cambridgeshire

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32 High Street, Hinxton, CB10 1QY, Cambridgeshire
England, United Kingdom

Alex Clarke
+44 (0)1799 530601(landline)

Good local ales in a beamed bar, a secluded garden with church views, and eclectic menus at this lovely village inn

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In pretty, peaceful Hinxton, close to Cambridge, the rambling Red Lion is a popular stopover in an area short on good inns. Its secluded garden, with dovecote, arbour and patio, overlooks the church: a lovely spot for peaceful summer sipping. Another draw is the buzzy atmosphere Alex has encouraged in the beamed bar with deep green chesterfields, worn wooden boards, cosy log fire and ticking clock. Own label ale Red & Black and others from the local micro brewery - Crafty Beers, Adnams, Woodfordes, Nethergate - add to the appeal, as do eclectic menus that list a range of classic pub dishes and more inventive specials, all at good prices. Pop in for a beef and horseradish sandwich, linger over venison with blackberry jus or wild mushroom fettuccine, and enjoy roast Norfolk chicken on Sunday. Puddings are to die for: sticky toffee with caramel sauce, lemon tart with mango coulis.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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"Excellent. My wife had a heart problem whilst there & the staff were brilliant. Good food, good beer. We have since been to the Black Bull."

David - Loughborough, United Kingdom

September 2015
"We stayed at the Red Lion on our way south returning to our home in France after a short stay in the UK. The whole experience was extremely positive. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant - a delicious meal with attentive but not over-intrusive service. Breakfast was good All in all we felt that for a special night away (it was our wedding anniversary) The Red Lion was good value for money."
May 2012
"A gem of an inn, with friendly, helpful staff and well appointed rooms. The bar has great ales and a log fire. The main star has to be the food though - a superlative breakfast (best black pudding I've had in ages) and a dinner menu that sets it a cut above. You won't be disappointed."
November 2010

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Lunch & dinner £11-£25. Bar meals £4.50-£10.50. Sunday lunch £12.


Open all day.


32 High Street, Hinxton, CB10 1QY, Cambridgeshire


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