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The Old Red Lion Horseheath, Cambridge CB21 4QF


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Local Attractions: The Old Red Lion Inn, Horseheath

We are conveniently located just 8 miles south of Cambridge, close to fast train links to London and the Midlands. There are many local attractions within easy reach – from a day at the famous Newmarket Races to a fascinating tour of the Duxford Imperial War Museum.

Horseheath Point-to-Point and Cross-Country

We are lucky to have a prestigious equine venue on our doorstep. Thurlow Estates manage the Horseheath race-track and cross-country course across the road from our location.

Point to Point has been taking place at Horseheath for over forty years and provides a fabulous day out for the whole family. Come and cheer on your favourite horse and rider or just because you love the thrill of the sport. There are usually three meetings a year between January and April.

There is plenty of easy parking, Bookies Tote, funfair and trade stands on site.


Duxford Imperial War Museum

Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum – as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country.

This famous heritage site began as an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base.

Current attractions include the American Air Museum and AirSpace, Duxford’s remarkable new £25 million exhibition of British & Commonwealth aviation, celebrating our rich military and civilian heritage.

Check the website for dates of the world-renowned airshows which occur regularly throughout the summer. Make sure you book ahead though as they are hugely popular!

Newmarket Races

Newmarket is the historic Home of Horseracing and the greatest horseracing centre in the world. It offers a treasure trove of sights and sounds for the racing enthusiast. Quite simply anyone with even just a passing interest in the “Sport of Kings” should visit Newmarket at least once in their lifetime.

Spring at Newmarket means world class racing on the NatWest Rowley Mile, the “Course of Champions”, during April and May.

The Old Red Lion is the perfect base to visit Newmarket – we can even arrange limousine transport to and from the racecourse for an unforgettable experience!

Cambridge and its famous university

Cambridge is a wonderful fusion of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history, and today reflects the best of the historic and contemporary. 

Wander down the famous “Backs” or take a punt on the Cam and explore the historic colleges set in magnificent waterside gardens. Visit the city’s many famous galleries, museums and theatres. The city centre offers plenty of shopping opportunities as well as a host of bars and cafes to relax in. 

Call us today and let us organise that perfect weekend break.

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

2019 Room Rates

All Prices Include VAT

All prices are for room and continental breakfast. A cooked breakfast is available for an extra cost. Please contact us directly to add a cooked breakfast.


Sunday to Friday

(single occupancy £85.00)


(single occupancy £95.00)

Triple Room

Sunday to Friday

(single occupancy £85.00)


(single occupancy £95.00)

Twin Room

Sunday to Friday

(single occupancy £85.00)


(single occupancy £95.00)