Free House Inn & Restaurant
Accommodation (eight en suite)
Tel 01799 530 601

Sister Pub: The Black Bull Balsham

Pint of Theatre

“Pint of Theatre” – Edinburgh Festival comes to Hinxton
Saturday 14th October
£25 – Two Course Dinner & short Theatre Performance

We have been very fortunate to have picked up an opportunity with Inn Crowd who have government funding to support rural pubs as centres of communities.

It promises to be a fun evening, with a dinner followed by a short (50 minutes) performance by a talented professional performer, John Osborne, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival and BBC Radio Theatre, coming with a string of awards.
We have just enjoyed the first Pint of Theatre evening at our sister pub, The Black Bull, which was very well received and ensured that we will be booking some more.

Please book your tickets and pre-order your food in advance by phone or email – see the flier and menu here.

6:30 – 7:15pm table bookings for 2-course dinner
8:30pm  Performance
Bookings only – very limited numbers
Please call/email for more information or to reserve your place:   01799 530 601

The Cambridgeshire Cook Book – for sale at both our pubs

On sale at both the pubs @ £14.95 each. The Cambridgeshire Cook Book is a wonderful celebration of the local food scene with a foreword by Daniel Clifford of two Michelin-starred restaurant, Midsummer House.  Featuring over 40 fantastic recipes from local chefs and businesses, we are delighted to be in it. The perfect gift for anyone local and interested in food.Continue Reading

Dining in the Dark – fund raising dinner for CamSight – over £1,300 raised

Dining in the Dark at The Lion – over £1,300 raised for CamSight Congratulations to CamSight supporters, the Red Lion staff and our sponsoring suppliers (Adnams Wine and Mikes of Sawbridgeworth) for another great Dining in the Dark event and fantastic sum raised. The blind starters and desserts were a little less challenging this yearContinue Reading

Christmas Menus Now Available

Our Christmas Parties menus are now available to view on our menu’s page.  Please click on this link to view them now.  For more information or to make a booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.Continue Reading

Speciality Ales

Alongside our own Red & Black Ale we have a great selection of craft beer.  Most frequent favourites are Woodforde’s Wherry and Adnams Bitter. Other regulars include beers from such local breweries as Crafty Beers, Brandon Brewery and Nethergate.

Weddings & Parties

The Red Lion is now available for weddings and party hire.

The Black Bull Inn

Visit our Sister pub, The Black Bull Inn in Balsham


Red and Black Dining

Our services are being increasingly sought after for private events, whether for a private party in one of our pubs or a special event at home or nearby private venue.