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The Red Lion, Cambridge

3-star3 stars
Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge, England, CB22 4NL, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Great rooms but food and drinks are very pricey.Mar. 19, 2020
  • Upon arrival we were told that there was a £6 parking charge. Refundable if you spent X…Mar. 16, 2020

The Red Lion, Cambridge

from $95 CAD
  • Cosy Single
  • Regency Room
  • Royal Room
  • Red Lion Feature Room

What’s around The Red Lion, Cambridge


  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 32 min walk
  • Sawston Hall - 36 min walk
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Audley End House - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Wandlebury Country Park - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Fry Art Gallery - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Bridge End Gardens - 7 mi / 11.3 km

Getting around

  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 24 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 54 min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 22 min drive
  • Cambridge Whittlesford Station - 1 min walk
  • Shelford Station - 6 min drive
  • Saffron Walden Great Chesterford Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Holiday Inn Express Duxford (across the road)Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. After-hours check in is based at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford, less than 5 minutes walk away.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2141
  • Conference space size (meters) - 199
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Red Lion - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

The Red Lion, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

  • Red Lion Hotel Cambridge
  • Red Lion Cambridge
  • The Red Lion Hotel
  • The Red Lion Cambridge
  • The Red Lion Hotel Cambridge


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs GBP 6 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Red Lion, Cambridge

  • Are pets allowed at The Red Lion?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Red Lion?
    Yes. Self parking costs GBP 6 per day.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Lion?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10 PM. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Red Lion?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Red Lion (1-min walk), McDonald's (10-min walk), and White Horse (1.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 130 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Very good food
The feature room was nice but smelled musty. Location was very odd. On the plus side the room was clean and comfortable. The food was exceptional. Our evening meal and breakfasts were excellent.
Bernadette, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really friendly staff. Room cosy and comfortable and a great price with breakfast included.
Sonia, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice room. nice staff. good food.
Ian, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Stay at the red lion
The pub building is very very old. Getting to my room with luggage was extremely difficult. I had to go up steep staircase. Pass thru several self closing doors and some were just about 4feet tall. Needed to duck to get to my room. The room and bed were comfortable. Basic bath only. Difficult to shower as there was no shower head holder. The hotel is next to a train station. I found it not a good value for my money.
savita, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Just a quick note Nobody in reception when I got there at 18.00 had to go into the bar to find someone was ignored for about 5 mins as the waiting staff waited then a waiting staff member booked me in, staff were very polite when finally served other than that a reasonable place to stay and the food was good.
Tim, gb1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Good Stopover Pub with Excellent Food
A good and comfortable place to stay. The food in my opinion was excellent - best breakfast I have had in a hotel/pub for some time. The staff were friendly and helpful. Make sure you provide the pub with accurate Car Reg otherwise charge made for parking (not by pub!). The Red Lion is by a railway station but the trains did not bother me at all. Don't be fooled by satnav taking you to wrong end of Station Road - pub is on the northern section eg Cambridge side.
GRAHAM, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Overall good
Staff were fantastic. Food was a little pricey but very good. Having a shower was a bit of a challenge in room 25 but ok as it was just me. Watch your head on low door frames but adds to character.
Phil, gb3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
It was just fine...not posh, not overwhelming just right for our purpose of a philanthropic visit to The Alzheimer’s Research Centre. I should have booked a twin room I think. The toilet wasn’t very clean and the toilet paper was v cheap. No brush either which is embarrassing.
Jo, gb1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Nice staff but too warm to sleep
Pleasant hotel, but the room is small and too warm, no shower screen
Shaohong, gb1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Lovely pub with good food
I love this place and I will always stay here when I visit Cambridge; however, it is in need of a little renovation/love. The bathrooms could do with updating and there's damp around the windows; but to be fair it is a very old building. The staff are very friendly and the food is good pub grub. I love the location too.
Melissa, gb1 night business trip

The Red Lion, Cambridge

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