Red Lion Whittlesford Bridge Hotel
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The Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge is a 13th century coaching inn, which throughout its 700 years of history, has been a haven of welcoming hospitality. Located 10 minutes drive from Cambridge, next to junction 10, M11 on the A505. Whittlesford Parkway railway station is located opposite with only a 6 minute train ride to Cambridge or an hour to London Liverpool Street.
Enjoy a stay in our Chic yet Quirky Single Rooms, all rooms have a Flat Screen TV with Freeview, I-Pod Docking Stations, Luxury Goose and Duck Feather Duvets, Bathroom with power Shower or bath with Sea Kelp toiletries. In room refreshments, enjoy a Selection of Artisan Teas and Coffee with complimentary fudge.
The Head chef and his team serve quality food, which is cooked beautifully. We use fresh British produce of local provenance where possible; including the finest farm assured cuts of meat.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 18
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: Whittlesford Parkway
- Distance: 100 metres
- Name: CAMBRIDGE
- Distance: 17.7 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 09:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Whittlesford Parkway Distance: 100 metres
- Nearest Airport Name: Cambridge Distance: 17.7 kilometres
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 5.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 301 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 12/04/2017, a customer aged 65+ from United Kingdom who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Excellent break, park and ride facility was very useful. See more
Excellent break, park and ride facility was very useful. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 3 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
- Cambridge University: 5 out of 5
- Christ Church: 5 out of 5
- kings colege: 5 out of 5
- Greyhound: 4 out of 5
Stay Date: 04/2017, exiledinessex wrote this review.
This is only a review of the restaurant. We visited here yesterday for dinner. The restaurant area is off the bar with the conference room coming off that. We were greeted by loud music coming from a birthday party. Fortunately it was a ninetieth pa… See more
This is only a review of the restaurant. We visited here yesterday for dinner. The restaurant area is off the bar with the conference room coming off that. We were greeted by loud music coming from a birthday party. Fortunately it was a ninetieth party and it stopped at 9. The waiting staff seemed bored and tired. We were greeted by being told what was off the menu and later a guest chose one of the dishes and it was served to them! Starters were pleasant but no bread was offered. Main courses were poor . My steak was ordered rare. It was on the rare side of blue i.e. raw. My wife's fish was not cooked. A field mushroom was promised. I got chopped mushrooms in a weird sauce. Puddings were ok although whole peanuts in the salted caramel ice cream showed a lack of finesse. We are still waiting for coffee. Collapse
A DIsappointing Visit
Stay Date: 04/2017, HEXHAMLAD2014 wrote this review.
Booked this place for two nights as we had wanted to pay a first ever visit to Cambridge. Arrived at about 7pm and found reception unmanned, eventually got someone who booked us in extremely quickly, ie here's your key, find the room !! After climbin… See more
Booked this place for two nights as we had wanted to pay a first ever visit to Cambridge. Arrived at about 7pm and found reception unmanned, eventually got someone who booked us in extremely quickly, ie here's your key, find the room !! After climbing the rather steep stairs and negotiating the narrow passages, complete with uneven floor, we eventually located room 29, accessed through a "Door" which had less than 5ft of headroom. The room, a double, was extremely small, no drawers or wardrobe, cosy !!!!. The en suite bathroom would have been fine but for the fact that the washbasin was a curious design and water slopped out of it very easily while the shower could have been used to power wash the car and went from clay cold to red hot with nothing in between. We ate in the bar the first night, extremely expensive, we had what were basically two burgers and two soft drinks and the bill was almost £40, they even added 10% service charge !!! We visited a pub in nearby Sawston the following evening and had a much better meal for half the price. Beakfast was the best part of the stay, plenty of variety and nicely served, the places only redeeming factor. The location of this place is deceiving, all the adverts show an olde worlde country inn but in fact it is in the middle of an industrial estate, adjacent to a railway line, nice building wrong location. How do we feel about the trip......... ripped off is the expression that comes to mind. Would we stay again, highly unlikely, would be more inclined to walk across the car park to the adjacent Holiday Inn Express and save ourselves a large amount of money Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, william b wrote this review.
Booked in here for a 3 night stay. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.we booked a double room but was very small for two people it was more like a single.The rooms were clean and tidy. However they are not very well soundproofed so bring some e… See more
Booked in here for a 3 night stay. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.we booked a double room but was very small for two people it was more like a single.The rooms were clean and tidy. However they are not very well soundproofed so bring some ear plugs with you.The low beams may cause a problem to some taller people as well.The breakfast was really good quality with copious supply's of tea and coffee. However the bar is a bit on the expensive side. The location is good and is right next to the train station with regular trains in to Cambridge.There is also ample parking. All in all it was a pleasant stay. I would happily return again. Collapse
One night stay
Stay Date: 04/2017, prettykitty57 wrote this review.
Booked last minute for one night on a flying visit. Amy on reception was very welcoming and the staff in the restaurant very friendly and obliging. Room supposedly a 'standard' but was very small. It was fine for me on my own, but with two people it … See more
Booked last minute for one night on a flying visit. Amy on reception was very welcoming and the staff in the restaurant very friendly and obliging. Room supposedly a 'standard' but was very small. It was fine for me on my own, but with two people it would be a real squeeze. The 'cosy' is apparently even smaller! Small size aside, which is only to be expected in an old coaching inn like this, the room was very characterful with pretty beams, but bathroom was rather shabby. My meal in the restaurant was lovely and had no problem parking. My room was on the opposite side to the train station so the train noise didn't bother me. Walls not very soundproof so bring earplugs just in case the people in the next room are noisy! Collapse
Not a luxury hotel but quirky
Stay Date: 04/2017, Margaret L wrote this review.
Our 3 night visit was to enable us to look after an elderly relative while her usual helper was away. We found the hotel quirky and interesting but lacking in many areas. The rooms were sparsely furnished with only 4 pegs on the wall for hanging clot… See more
Our 3 night visit was to enable us to look after an elderly relative while her usual helper was away. We found the hotel quirky and interesting but lacking in many areas. The rooms were sparsely furnished with only 4 pegs on the wall for hanging clothes. With no drawers or shelves everything else had to go on the floor - even a chairs each side of the bed would have helped. There were several maintenance problems in the room which were resolved the following day but the bath had only a hand held shower head and no grab rails to help getting in and out when sitting down. Room valeting was haphazard - nothing seemed to have been done the second day but a complete makeover with fresh bathrobes just before we left. Items on the tea tray varied - one tea bag only when we arrived, one milk capsule another day etc which meant a trip to the bar for more supplies as no phone in the room. The hotel prided itself on the quality of the food but were failing to match this with quality of detail throughout the establishment. Redeeming factors were the comfy bed, excellent breakfast and lovely staff who were unfailingly kind and friendly Other strange factors were the location, with the railway having apparently cut the road in two leaving the hotel marooned on its own the other side, opposite an industrial building. Not the fault of the hotel but it added to the slightly negative experience. Inevitably, too, the age and lay out of the building means that sound-proofing between rooms is not good. Collapse
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