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
To view our full selection of accommodation in Cambridge & Area, view our hotels in Cambridge & Area page.
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 368 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: 05/2018, JulietB62 wrote this review.
I last reviewed the Red Lion last October after a pretty average stay and my firm booked me in again last week without me realising. So what if anything has changed? This remains one of the worst conversions of a historic building I have seen. Too m… See more
I last reviewed the Red Lion last October after a pretty average stay and my firm booked me in again last week without me realising. So what if anything has changed? This remains one of the worst conversions of a historic building I have seen. Too many rooms all too small or seriously compromised . The room I suffered had a double bed that took up all the space so no room for case etc, no cupboard just a hook on the wall that was falling out and the best bit was a seriously low beam a metre inside the door followed by a right angle turn into the room. Brilliantly done so if you turned to close the door on your way in the beam got you as you turned back and on exit it got as you came round the corner. If you survived this bizarrely the window was at floor level with a wire to stop you falling out inadvertently. This looked like it might stop only the lightest of guests. Bathrooms remain dire. Too small, too damp, no window, broken and worn fitments. The delaminating toilet seat was a special treat for those interested in microbiology I suspect. The AA have reassessed the restaurant awarding one rosette which to be fair probably recognises an original menu but unlike a decent gastro pub the food is is not that varied and service is a bit hit and miss. The staff remain cheerful and helpful but appear under trained and overworked. Breakfast took an age and the choice of cornflakes or weetabiks was dull, no marmalade just strawberry jam (staff didn’t know where the marmalade was when asked) and the toaster was the produce of dragon spawn once it noticed you, incinerating bread in seconds despite the dial on the side or not working at all if you left it alone. When I eventually received the eggs and bacon ordered the people nearby took cover as the over cooked bacon shattered into pork shrapnel. The saviour was a fine pot of tea which did hit the mark and was excellent. I left glad to be out in the open again, standing up straight but with a couple of lumpy bits on my head where I kept forgetting the low beam. I am amazed the place keeps going often it seems supported by hapless tourists thinking they are staying in a traditional pub rather than the off shoot of Holiday Inn Express opposite. I can’t recommend this place on any count not even price and frankly the car park charge system is just annoying. There are better original pubs in the local villages who knock this place off the map . Collapse
Possibly the most expensive pub meal I’ve ever had!
Stay Date: 04/2018, Cambo11 wrote this review.
This is the second time I’ve visited the Red Lion Whittlesford. The food was certainly better on our first trip but its location is convenient and the pub has a nice atmosphere. The quality of food on our second visit wasn’t great but I’d have been w… See more
This is the second time I’ve visited the Red Lion Whittlesford. The food was certainly better on our first trip but its location is convenient and the pub has a nice atmosphere. The quality of food on our second visit wasn’t great but I’d have been willing to give it another chance. That was until I received the post today with a parking charge for £100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The car park is shared between the pub and the holiday inn. I parked here on our first trip with no issues but a few months later the system has changed. I spoke to the pub who informed me that there should’ve been information on my table to tell us to input my car registration into their system. There was NO information on our table. I was also told because it was a busy Friday evening they were unable to inform everyone about the change verbally. So I now have to wait 28 days to see if my challenge is successful if not it will most definitely be the MOST EXPENSIVE PUB MEAL I’ve ever had!! Collapse
Bonanza Breakfast with Brett
Stay Date: 04/2018, HappyenFrance wrote this review.
Had a lovely breakfast treat Bright and sumptuous surroundings Food was fresh and presented well but didn't discover the toast (you had to cook yourself) until breakfast had arrived Brett looked after us and made us feel really welcome Highly recomm… See more
Had a lovely breakfast treat Bright and sumptuous surroundings Food was fresh and presented well but didn't discover the toast (you had to cook yourself) until breakfast had arrived Brett looked after us and made us feel really welcome Highly recommended We will return Collapse
The afternoon tea will not disappoint
Stay Date: 04/2018, Jackie2106 wrote this review.
We bought a groupon offer for an afternoon tea. We were asked where we would prefer to sit and chose the bright orangery. The sandwiches were delicious freshly made, (egg, smoked salmon, cucumber, ham with Dijon mustard). Slightly silly in that they … See more
We bought a groupon offer for an afternoon tea. We were asked where we would prefer to sit and chose the bright orangery. The sandwiches were delicious freshly made, (egg, smoked salmon, cucumber, ham with Dijon mustard). Slightly silly in that they asked our preferences beforehand when making the booking and having requested all brown bread , nevertheless we received a mixture. But it was no problem for them to replace The cakes must have all been home made and were a delicious selection , warm scones with clotted cream and jam, along with lemon cake, chocolate brownies, carrot cake and coffee and walnut. Too much to manage, despite a noble effort! The waiter kindly offered to wrap them for us to enjoy at home later and we did! The negatives? Well it took quite a long time for any staff to appear in the first instance but they were very pleasant once they did. And the tea itself, we were not offered a choice of teas and it was quite weak , but that is certainly not enough to put us off and are already planning another visit Collapse
Plenty of other local pubs locally - dont waste your time or money here
Stay Date: 04/2018, travelbrownie wrote this review.
A small group from work went in for a "leaving do" lunch. We hadn't booked, but it wasnt busy. Welcome wasnt exactly warm. Mangeress could do with smiling and making you feel like she wanted you there, rather than you were an inconvenience. Sho… See more
A small group from work went in for a "leaving do" lunch. We hadn't booked, but it wasnt busy. Welcome wasnt exactly warm. Mangeress could do with smiling and making you feel like she wanted you there, rather than you were an inconvenience. Shown to a table, get your own drinks from the bar, no menus on tables, waited 10 mins to pay at the end. Lots of staff wandering about looking busy but not acknowledging you, while one person running the bar and food service. Dining room felt cold even though it wasnt a cold day. Food was over priced for what it was. (£9.95 for a fishfinger sandwich) Service from our waiter was friendly but painfully slow, even the drinks service. 6 people having sandwiches and pre-made deserts - over 2 hours!! There are plenty of other pubs available locally - dont waste your time or money here. We will find somewhere else for our works drinks and meals. Collapse
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