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Metropolitan Pub Company

The Red Lion

33 High Street, Grantchester, Cambridgeshire  CB3 9NF View Map.

General Manager:

Ed Serena.

Contact us

Tel. 01223 840121

pub opening times meal times
Daily 11am - 11pm Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm

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About Us

The Red Lion is ideally situated by the river in the village of Grantchester... Read more

About our venue

The Red Lion is ideally situated by the river in the village of Grantchester near Cambridge. This old thatched building has a modern but traditional look. Our garden runs down to the River Cam and we get a lot of passing visitors, including people punting up the river. Tempting homemade food can be enjoyed in our restaurant or bar areas and is available from a main menu or specials board, including a range of popular mouth-watering seasonal fresh seafood and game dishes. There is a good selection on offer with something for everyone, with vegetarian options, a children's menu and child portions on plenty of dishes. We have occasional live entertainment at the Red Lion which is enjoyed by locals and visitors. During the warmer months you can have a quiet drink in our garden or on the patio, while taking in the tranquillity of the river. A good place to soak up the sun while children are kept amused on our outdoor play equipment. We offer a BBQ party service for anyone wishing to make a group booking for BBQs of any size. We also cater for functions of about 100 people inside - please feel free to call for details. The Red Lion is a family friendly Inn, where Simon and staff are ready to make you feel most welcome.

Our Food & Menus

The Red Lion offers a vibrant British pub menu, bursting with the flavo... Read more

Metropolitan Pub Company food & menus

The Red Lion offers a vibrant British pub menu, bursting with the flavours and benefits gained from simple and freshly prepared food. This means that, where possible, we source seasonally, regionally and sustainable produce. We are passionate about being able to select new, interesting and quality ingredients from British suppliers. We also have a great children's menu.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 12noon - 10pm
Sunday 12noon - 9pm


We recommend you make table reservations no matter what size party

Table Service

We offer full table service


Our menus.

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Have a Function with Us

The Reading Room is our private dining room seating up to 12 people. We... Read more

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Private Functions

The Reading Room is our private dining room seating up to 12 people. We can cater for both large & small functions including christenings, anniversaries, birthday's, corporate etc. Buffets can be provided please ring to discuss your requirements.

Our Drinks

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Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Amstel, Estrella Damm, Guest Lager, Peroni, Guinness & Aspall Suffolk Cyder

Real Ale

Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV), Special ale Old Vicarage & Seasonal Guest ales

Other Drinks

Range of Fine Wines, Hot Chocolate & Tea

We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.


  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Large Lawned Beer Garden with Jumbrella
  • Patio Area with heating
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome in the bar & in the front garden
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted