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Following the governments announcement we will be reopening on a socially distanced basis from 4th July. We look forward to welcoming our customers back. The safety of our staff and customers is a priority to us and new measures have been brought in to support this. Please keep an eye out when you arrive for changes.

Pub and Restaurant

We will have limited inside tables available and would encourage that tables are pre-booked when looking to dine with us. Pre-booking will also help us to ensure that tables are allocated and are served safely as we will have reduced staff in our kitchen. We will be offering reduced menu and ourservice times have changed and are updated on our website. Unfortunately we are unable to reopen our carvery but our well known roast will be plated on Sundays. the opening weekend will be for drinks only.

Our outside area has been extended to allow for a greater capacity of people outside with social distancing between tables. However we cannot guarantee that British weather will stay this lovely snd covered tables will be limited.

The last few months have been a challenging time for everyone and we look forward to welcoming our customers back in the safest way possible. Your trip to the pub will be different for a while and many measures are new to us to and we hope to work together to make your visit to us safe and enjoyable.


Our accommodation will also re-open on 4 July. All rooms will include a continental breakfast only which will be in the room. Due to the current Covid-19 we won’t be offering cooked breakfasts at this time.

All of our rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised prior to your arrival. If rooms are booked for multiple nights the room will not be serviced each day. This ensures no one enters your room whilst you are not here and whilst the safety of our staff is maintained. However if additional items are required for your stay we can arrange these to be brought to your room and left outside. Social distancing and additional cleaning measures have been brought in across the site as well as one way systems in the main building.


Ian, Tracy and the Old Red Lion team

Welcome to our large pub restaurant & hotel/B&B located in the heart of the countryside, near Cambridge, Haverhill and Newmarket.

We serve a varied menu of seasonal dishes in our restaurant using fresh ingredients from local suppliers. A separate menu caters for those who prefer our spacious, dog-friendly bar with its Yorkshire stone floor and raised carpeted comfort area. Walkers and cyclists are frequent visitors.

As well as real ales, selected wines and a full range of spirits, free Superfast Wifi is available to all our customers. You won’t miss the big match with our big screen or relax with a game of darts.

And if you want to stay the night, we have 12 luxurious en-suite rooms set aside from the main building – a perfect retreat after a busy day!


The large restaurant comfortably seats 55 diners. Our A la Carte menu changes seasonally and all food is prepared in the kitchen to order with fresh local ingredients.

A private function area to the side of the restaurant is available for private dining and meetings – see our special meeting package for more details.

We cater for small weddings, wakes and other social functions. Guests can take advantage of the en-suite accommodation and convenient transport links to Cambridge and London.

Contact us for more details – we would be delighted to hear from you!

Relax and enjoy your stay in our premium hotel en-suite rooms set aside from the main building.

All rooms have large screen TV’s with all the Freeview channels. Superfast Wifi is available to all guests throughout the property. Complimentary teas, coffee and hot chocolate come as standard.

There is plenty to do nearby for those who are new to the area. We are a short drive away from Cambridge and Newmarket as well as the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

And there is always the legendary Old Red Lion breakfast to look forward to every morning – a perfect start to the day!


At the front of the property there is an extensive patio – just the place for al-fresco dining on a warm day.

The rattan furniture and comfortable seating make a perfect spot to meet up with friends or enjoy a drink on a summer evening. When the temperature drops we have two large fire pits to keep the chill off.

Many dog walkers enjoy this outside space, as well as local cyclists and ramblers.

We would be delighted to lay on some special drinks and nibbles if you have a special occasion – why not give us a call?

There’s always something going on at the Old Red Lion – whether it is our popular Sunday Carvery, pop-up quizzes, or regular accommodation offers – see the accommodation page for details.

We like to think however that every meal is a special occasion at the Old Red Lion. We have searched high and low for the best local suppliers of meat, vegetables and bakery products and our kitchen team work hard to present the most memorable dishes!

Call us to book a table – you won’t be disappointed!

Many thanks for putting on such a splendid meal for the Abington Bowls Club Christmas Dinner last Saturday night.  We all had a great time - the alcove room was perfect for the occasion, the tables looked sumptuous, all gleaming glass and sparkling silver-wear, and the food was delicious. Of course, the Menu Choices spreadsheet did its bit to make everything run smoothly but more so did the charming waitresses.

Abington Bowls Club

Once again we had a great night at the Old Red Lion. The meal was excellent, staff friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was welcoming. Thanks for a great night out. This must be our 5th time here – don’t see any reason to try anywhere else.


Recently stayed for one night- couldn't fault the hotel or staff.

Arrived prior to the 14:00 check in time however the room was ready. Lovely large, very clean room with very comfortable bed – beautiful large bathroom. Could not fault in any way at all. Had Lunch on arrival which was lovely again could not fault in any way – again same for breakfast the following morning.


My wife and I recently stayed at the Old Red Lion Inn after seeing Ian and Tracy on Channel 4’s Four In A Bed television programme. We arrived on a Friday evening and enjoyed the lively bar which had a great atmosphere. Rather than heading into the restaurant, we enjoyed dinner in the bar area where I had one of the best homemade burgers I’ve ever eaten.

Breakfast was the real highlight, co-owner Ian personally cooked our breakfast and brought it out to us and asked us if we were enjoying our stay. He also gave us great advice on things to do and see locally in Cambridge. Breakfast was delicious, I was so impressed I took a picture which I’ve uploaded with this review!


We met with family at the Old Red Lion and ordered from the lunch menu and it was fabulous. My children both have food allergies and they were easily able to cater for them, with an allergy guide available to help us select suitable food. I had the pulled pork brioche burger and it was gorgeous. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely visit again!!

Lisa - Cambridge

We were invited here by friends and had a table of 6. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable. My pinot grigio was superb and my husband had a very nice shiraz. I ordered the curry with naan bread which was served beautifully with mango chutney. My husband’s pie looked amazing with the separate pot of gravy – very cute. The decor was just perfect (especially with ‘wood’ wall). If we are in the area again we will definitely visit.

Norwich Blue Bells - Norwich

Stayed here 2 nights while on business. Room was large and comfortable. I was last here 10 years ago, when it was owned by a brewer and was nice. The new owners bring this back to on-site owners (I saw them at dinner and breakfast) and they refurbished all the rooms and baths.

Nice, walk-in shower. Best Wi-Fi I encountered in the UK. While it did not have a desk to work on, it had a dresser that worked just as well. Friendly check-in and great breakfast. I had requested an e-mail reservation to keep our travel department happy, and they did that as well. Spotless. When my original taxi didn’t show, the owner called one for me.


We visited this restaurant / pub last Sat evening with our daughter who lives locally and enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal.

I can not praise the staff enough, we had two young ladies serve us with the utmost of professionalism, those two ladies deserve a special mention as it was a delight to be served by them, so friendly and helpful this is very rare these days! Well done girls the owner of this pub / restaurant should be very proud of you.

A round of applause for the Chef too, our meals were delicious the presentation was on par to any Michelin star restaurant and we have been in a few!

Ann - Surrey