We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Lion

€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
+44 1223 840121
Website
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

537 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 533: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable lamb rump with peas, baby gem and crushed potatoes .. would have liked a slightly larger portion of vegetables. Good beer, friendly service. Not cheap, but the food was much better than basic pub grub and the location near the river in Granchester probably adds to the price.

Helpful?
Thank David A
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to Red Lion after a recommendation from a friend. Nice looking pub with comfortable tasteful decor just what I would expect in Grantchester. Service was very good and helpful if you are gluten intolerant or have any allergies. We ordered the baked Camembert for two with apricot and pecan nuts and two types of bread one being... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raffyfarah66
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent especially for a busy Sunday lunchtime, food was very good especially the vegetarian option.

Helpful?
Thank Susan P
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love to pride ourselves in great service so glad we could give you a great service experience. Did you have the Veg Haggis? That's my favourite Vegetarian option. If not do come back to try. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in a Saturday lunchtime no table booked. Nice man at the bar said I will find you a table please give me a few minutes. We had a lovely table for two in the centre. Service was prompt, but no rush. Drinks arrived quickly and time given to browse through the menu. So relaxing to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andykite61
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad we could accommodate you and give you a great experience of dining with us. At the weekend we love how the restaurant fills up and creates a lovely atmosphere. We hope you come back very soon! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our book club (9 ladies) enjoyed a lovely evening at the Red Lion. We had booked the 'Reading room', a separate space, and ideal for our numbers. The service was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed the Friday fish and fizz (a free glass of Prosecco with a main fish course). The ambience of the pub is very pleasant.

Helpful?
Thank cmanser2017
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We love the fact we have our Reading room so parties like yourselves can enjoy a more private meal. We feel Friday is a perfect excuse for a glass of Prosecco (well no more than any other day). We are glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you all again. More 

Chesterton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had arranged to meet two friends at the Blue Ball, Granchester, but unfortunately it was closed ... new kitchens been fitted. We decided to give the Red Lion a try. What a good decision it was. The food was excellent, great menu with lots of choice, comfortable tables and good service. We ordered a pin, and sausage and onion... More 

Helpful?
Thank Miles G
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Well we are glad you got an excuse to come and try out our delicious baguettes and be looked after by our wonderful staff. Got to agree with you on the chips, although we all eat far too many of them here because of how tasty they are. We hope to see you again. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. 4 of us ate here the other night and all were delighted. Proper pub food. The haddock and chips which 2 of us had was clearly freshly cooked and excellent. Other choices were sea bass, and beef. No-one went hungry, and it was all very good. And very reasonable in this area. Give it a try. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tioramshug
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned at the last minute for a table for Sunday lunch, the staff were extremely helpful and found us a table in the bar! The service was good but unfortunately the food let the whole experience down,my smoked salmon starter was tiny and the roast lamb was very average for the price!

Helpful?
1 Thank MattM1109
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so sorry to hear the food was not up to standards. If you email over your Tripadvisor details we will send you a voucher for a Roast dinner on us as we like to pride ourselves on our Sunday roasts. I can assure you they usually are fantastic and we keep... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Red Lion many times over the years - but not recently - until today. We were interested in its transformation from heart family fayre and real ale at reasonable prices to gastropub. Let's get the not-so-good stuff out of the way first. The first thing we noticed was the rather terse greeting from the bar staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank jimmyd_cambridge
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Apologies for the tense greeting, we are all usually very bubbly but we will keep an eye out for this. We want to welcome you in to our warm family atmosphere we aim to provide. We do actually offer Baguettes on weekday lunchtimes however they are not written on the menu's as we change them... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I recently ate at the Red Lion with my family. The restaurant is a separate room to the right hand side of the bar. There was a fire in the hearth and it felt very cosy. The food was better than I had expected and, judging by other comments, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Drinks are expensive though (expect to pay... More 

Helpful?
Thank angharadlharris
No33theredlion, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do love to get the fires burning, I think winter is our favourite month here so we can get the warm atmosphere. Some of our beers on the more expensive side as we source them from around the world as we want our guests to experience new unique beers that you cannot get in... More 

Travellers who viewed Red Lion also viewed

Grantchester, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 
Grantchester, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to Red Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gastropub, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 840121

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Red Lion and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Red Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?