Celebrate at Red Lion Whittlesford Bridge



The Red Lion at Whittlesford Bridge is perfect for all kinds of celebration. Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, funeral receptions: all can be accommodated in a choice of beautifully restored spaces.

Our smart glass-roofed Atrium and spacious Garden Room cater for up to 140, while our oak-beamed bar and private dining room offer a smaller, more intimate experience. For summer events our cottage-style garden, lawn and terrace are perfect for alfresco cocktails, while in the winter, you may prefer to celebrate with drinks by an open fire.

Our menus showcase fresh and locally sourced British produce. We have an extensive wine-list and offer special ‘greeting’ drinks or punch-bowls tailored to your tastes.

If you or any of your guests wish to stay over after the celebrations, we have 18 individually designed bedrooms available, in a range of sizes and styles.

For more information, please call us on 01223 832047 or email

Please note that we do not cater for 18th or 21st birthday parties, or hen/stag nights.


Thanks to the team the evening was a great success. Two hundred and sixteen plates of food were served,  everyone was a picture and this was matched by the the quality of the food and cooking. It was truly exceptional and the organisation of service exemplary!

Old Dux Association dinner - May 2014


The service was first class, and please pass my thanks to your head waitress she was brilliant.  The evening went really well and everyone who wanted to enjoy themselves certainly did!

Many thanks for all of your help in organising and ensuring our evening was the best it possibly could be – the venue is ideal for a gathering like that and I’m sure my boss would consider using you again.

Private Dinner- September 2013

Just a quick email to thank the Red Lion for hosting our party on Saturday night. Everyone did a great job and we were really pleased with the venue. The bar was stocked well and the bar team did excellently. We will certainly look to book future parties at the venue.

Private Party- September 2013

I held my 50th Birthday at the Red Lion on Saturday 16th March 2013 and had the best night of my life. I was so impressed by the way the staff looked after me and ensured I was happy with the arrangements right throughout the evening. They picked up on the smallest of things, for example, someone commented to their friend that there wasn't any vegetarian food on the buffet table (my fault for not ordering any) and arranged for a special meal to be made for my guest. My guests all commented on what a brilliant venue it was for a party and how wonderful the food was. The following morning, my guests that had stayed over at the hotel for the night, were looked after equally as well by the breakfast team. I can't recommend the Red Lion highly enough.

Private party - 2013

Just wanted to say thank you very much for your help setting up our meeting and dinner on the 5th March. The meeting was a success and we all had a lovely evening. No doubt we will visit you again.

Private dinner - 2013

Please accept and pass on my thanks and praise to you and all the team - a number of residents were impressed and hopefully more business will come your way as a result. Also the few staying at the hotel were impressed too.

Private party - 2013