November 4, 2018
Lunch in Cambridgeshire:The Red Lion Soham, Cambridgeshire.
Grace Dent has long been a favourite reviewer of ours when it comes to commenting on restaurants. When she gave a glowing review of lunch in Cambridgeshire at local pub The Red Lion in Soham in the Guardian a few months ago it was always going to result in a visit to check it out.
A friendly and enthusiastic welcome awaited us on entering this quintessential English village pub on a Saturday lunchtime. A roaring fire was also part of the welcome and made this a very cosy venue indeed.
The set lunch is an absolute bargain at £16 for two and £21 for three courses. They also have an Al La Carte menu which we will definitely investigate on our next visit.
The fish pie was packed with fresh tasty pieces of sea trout and hake. The sauce was luxurious and flavoured lightly with dill. The topping had just the right amount of mash. This came with a side of creamed leaks and greens.
Another main of Gruyere mac ‘n’ cheese with green salad was greedily devoured and contained that delicious hint of rich truffle oil which made it even more comforting.
Homely and strong desserts were tasty. A dense (in a good way) hunk of bread and butter pudding was a cracking way to end a Saturday lunch. As was a fine slice of chocolate and almond torte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A Great Lunch in Cambridgeshire:
We really enjoyed our lunch at the Red Lion. This pub deserves to do well and I really hope the locals buy into what the place’s ethos and make it a roaring success. We will surely be back soon. But don’t take my word for it- check out the expert opinion of Grace Dent.
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