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The Red Lion Inn Hinxton

€€ - €€€, British,
32 High Street, Hinxton CB10 1QY, England
+44 7730 733783
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“beef” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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32 High Street, Hinxton CB10 1QY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was looking forward to a stay on Valentine's Day. I had a business meeting, my husband accompanied me, we stayed for one night and we were looking forward to dinner. The bed was comfortable, the room looked spartan. I disliked the fact that there...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a family meal at the Lion. The food was delicious and the service was great. I had the roasted scallops and ribeye steak and both were cooked to perfection and tasted lovely. I thought the price was reasonable for the mains but...More

Thank Skeetey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wanted to write a quick review about a very pleasant lunch I had at The Red Lion Inn in Hinxton with my fellow car club members. Nearly 50 of us in total so very busy and I imagine quite demanding. For me the food...More

Thank Hector1933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion pub/restaurant is a rustic and beamed listed building that is quintessentially English. The menu, which changes every 2 months, offers both contemporary and traditional dishes, uses locally sourced produce. We had roast sirloin beef with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and seasonal vegetables as...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at The Red Lion Inn. I chose the game pie which was filling and delicious. The lady serving at the bar was welcoming, polite and attentive. The building is truly wonderful and I loved looking at the framed photographs. As...More

Thank ApprenticeEly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had a fantastic time at the red lion in hinxton. We went for dinner in the evening and the staff were so friendly, the food was amazing and it was all a very pleasant evening! I totally recommend it!

Thank Ellie C
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We came for Sunday lunch as we thought it was a good stopping place during a long drive north. The roast was great but the fish dish not nice at all. For £17 there was a fish sausage...why I had no idea...and this was served...More

Thank Adele G
Alex C, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Hinxton, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us. I am pleased you enjoyed our classic Sunday roasts but sorry that our lemon sole ballotine, artichoke royale, cured yolk and walnuts dish was not to your liking. We try to offer dishes for all tastes and appetites but I...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

So we live in Duxford and so used to come here for drinks or food quite often. A few years ago we even came for Christmas lunch and it was fabulous. However we came in August with my brother and his family (their first visit)...More

Thank natalie m m
Alex C, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Hinxton, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you so much for following up - I am glad we have now made contact. As discussed, I have found your original email and my response but sorry that you never received it - I see that was my error. Your last visit in...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Having criticised this place a month ago, I returned for lunch with two friends on the Friday before Christmas, in the hope that my previous poor experience was a one-off. If anything, standards were worse, borne out by the fact that, so close to Christmas,...More

Thank Sarah-Royston
Alex C, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Hinxton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us again for your lunch on the Friday before Chrstmas. I am sorry that you found your beer-battered haddock not to your liking. Our haddock is delivered daily and remains one of our most popular lunch time dishes. We have had...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived whilst doing the Harcamlow Way and were disappointed that we missed food service time. We plumped for crisps of which there was only one flavour... anyway, the pint was cold, the pub was warm and it’s pretty cosy.

Thank Laoghaire73
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Yes they are. They even have a friendly resident pooch wandering around occasionally.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$42
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 09:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 High Street, Hinxton CB10 1QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Hinxton
  • Phone Number: +44 7730 733783
  • E-mail
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.
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