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The Red Lion, Histon - pub details

Address: 27 High Street, Histon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4338) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Waterbeach (4.3 miles), Cambridge (4.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.1/10 (rated by 27 users)
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One of the very best pubs in and around Cambridge. Good choice of changing ales and plenty of Belgian bottled beer. The quality and condition of the beer in this pub is as good as I have had anywhere.
Food is very good pub grub.
Always busy, but it's a good sized (but still cosy) building, so finding a spot is not too difficult.
Parking a bit tight around the back, so nearby street parking probably the best.

waspattack - 18 Jun 2013 12:14
This is an excellent place. I'd been here before, but hadn't managed to say anything about it. In brief, the drink is a VERY wide and well-chosen selection of excellent beers and ciders (always at least one still draft cider, and perry too) and it's well-kept. This is one of the best places for miles around. 8.5/10
HenPen - 25 Jun 2012 22:14
Spent an afternoon here with friends just after Christmas and was entirely satisfied. Two large rooms, the lounge heavily decorated with old local views, brewery parpahernalia, etc., as well as a real fire. Cosy. No children in evidence on my visit.

Half a dozen real ales on pump, including Bateman's XB and Adnam's Old Ale - both served in excellent condition. Bar service was prompt and attentive. A range of pub food staples (scampi and the like) is offered for circa 7/8, which other members of the party said were good. I had the special for 9 and it was piping hot, quickly served, and very tasty.

All in all, a very good house, reflected by increasing patronage as the afternoon went on.

Bus no.8 stops almost outside, to and from the city centre and Cambridge railway station.
apchilcott - 8 Jan 2012 13:33
A place that is worthy of the top 100 (probably a lot higher considering some of the dross that is artificially in the top echelons here). A pub of two halves, the public seems a bit more raucous than the lounge. Nine ales in view in the lounge half, had a nice pint of Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde (Mild). Deserves it's accolades.
Snarling_Mallard - 24 Dec 2011 23:34
Our penultimate pub of 10 for the day in Cambridgeshire and this one was the best. There are 2 bars. One is more of a public bar and has a large bottle selection, whilst the more comfortable lounge has the real ale selection on handpulls. Batemans XB, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Stonehenge Pigswill, Tring Blonde, Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde Mild, Humpty Dumpty Nord Atlantic & Theakston Old Peculier were the beers. Westons Country Perry and Pickled Pig New Season Porker were the real perry and cider. Assorted breweriana lines the walls of the lounge and there is a staggering array of pumpclips on the ceiling. Wasn't too taken with the rather rotund fellow sat at the corner of the bar, who was muttering away about us after the barman got our drinks order wrong. My European language skills may not be wonderful. But Rosso generally refers to a red drink and Bianco would generally refer to a white drink (it wasn't me on the Martini!), but this guy was not having any of it. In all fairness, the barman exchanged the drink without any complaint. Other customers seemed fine. A very good pub. But every pub always has one!
blue_scrumpy - 21 Nov 2011 20:43

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