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Red Lion - Grantchester, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

Red Lion - Grantchester

4.0
4
2386 Reviews
£25 and under
British
  • Charming
  • Dog-friendly
  • Good for groups
We are at our heart a pub. This is a place where you can stop for a while, eat delicious food and drink in the atmosphere.


Set in the beautiful village of Grantchester, our picture perfect, thatch roofed pub is a 2 minute walk from The Grantchester Meadows and a lovely 40 minute stroll along The Cam from Cambridge.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01223 840121
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Euros 2024- Final

    14 Jul 2024 only
    We're hosting all nations! If you can't be there, be here for all of the Euros 2024 action. Serving next-level food, perfectly-poured pints and all the action from Germany
    Euros 2024- Final photo

What 2,386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for groups

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

  • Cambridge

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Good for groups

  • Cambridge

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

2,386 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service and easy car parking. Close to the meadows and river.

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  2. AimeeC

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the pub & staff are lovely and the venue dog friendly the food was extremely disappointing for the high price tag. Some elements were good, great yorkies, carrots, cabbage, battered fish but things you expect to be great just weren’t even up to scratch. Soft roast potatoes, crackling not crunchy, cauli cheese & Mac n cheese watery and truly terrible no flavour at all! Curry sauce & mushy peas absolutely terrible for the price you’re paying. Although service was excellent the girl who sorted our bill got confused and didn’t do it correctly resulting in some confusion to end the meal. Such a shame as we were so looking forward to some really great grub. Will not be returning in a hurry but I will say our main server did a fantastic job!

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  3. VicW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive service. Great food and atmosphere. Entire service team made our special occasion extra special. Thanks!
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded 7 days ago
    Good morning Vic I hope you are well. Thanks for the great review. We really appreciate it. Many thanks

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a family reunion each year and this was the second time we've chosen this venue for a family meal. The service was good, considering how busy the pub was. The food was perfectly cooked however, my only comment would be my starter could have been smaller as quite rich so struggled to eat it all but was lovely.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 30 June 2024
    Good evening. Thanks for the positive words. I hope to meet you on your next visit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu very limited, would have liked more meat and fish choices, also more vegetarian and rice dishes. Plenty of outside space was wonderful and choice of tables was lovely. However the table we were first shown to was overwhelmed with a disgusting smell from liquid presumably overflowing from blocked drains, which unfortunately ruined the enjoyment of our main meal, which we mentioned on several occasions, and were assured that repairs were in hand. We insisted on moving away from the reek for our desserts and had a lovely table in the garden. Staff were polite friendly and timely on the whole. Would visit again if menu was made more comprehensive and plumbing problems were resolved. A discount/refund for the inevitable spoiling of our dining experience would be appreciated, as our senses of smell and therefore taste were obviously negatively impacted.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 30 June 2024
    Good evening. Thanks for the positive words. I hope to meet you on your next visit. The plumbing has been fixed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointed, we were forgotten a lot and had to ask for things over and over. The service was included in the bill which was frustrating as although the staff were really nice, they forgot a lot. The food was not great either, pork was not seasoned well and was way too fatty. Expensive mediocre meal overall.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 24 June 2024
    Hi, we would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to us at info@redliongrantchester.co.uk at your earliest convenience and we will do our best to resolve this with you. Many thanks

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  7. Sally

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very basic pub food. We had the burger and chicken Kiev, unfortunately neither was very good.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 24 June 2024
    Hi Sally, We are disappointed to learn of your experience here at Red Lion Grantchester, but will take this opportunity to improve. We hope this won't stop you from returning, as we would love to see you again in the future and show you our standards are better than this and are always improving. Many thanks, Team Red Lion

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What's not to love? Great ambience, super friendly staff and good food. And reasonable prices on top of all that. We had a great time and, if the opportunity arises, we will be back.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 24 June 2024
    Hi, thank you for the kind words! we are happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon.

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  9. andinadia

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, wonderful service, good food. (And the well cared for Whymbishe is the best pint I've had for a long time)
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 24 June 2024
    Hi, thank you for the kind words! we are happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon.

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  10. LouiseM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good when it arrived and staff were trying their best but the venue had allowed themselves to be far too overbooked on Father’s Day, they were still taking bookings on the day even though the people who were already there weren’t getting served, and couldn’t manage the overload. Waited well over an hour for each course and couldn’t even get a drink plus they’d run out of glasses. Totally appreciate this is a busy day but this was excessive and would not have happened if the booking intake had been more reasonable.
    Red Lion - GrantchesterResponded on 17 June 2024
    Hi Louise, your feedback helps us improve, so thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you again soon so we can redeem ourselves and show you our standards are higher than this. Many thanks, Team Red Lion.

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FAQs

Red Lion - Grantchester is rated 4 stars by 2386 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Red Lion - Grantchester

33 High Street, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire CB3 9NF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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