Needed somewhere close to work to save me a 100 mile drive home. Booked a single room at The Red Lion,, not knowing anything about it. The pub was lovely, very friendly staff. The young man who appeared to be running the pub the evening I stayed was very accommodating, friendly and helpful. He showed me up to my room and explained the meal arrangements etc. The room was adequate, very quite, upstairs at the back of the pub so was not disturbed by noise from the pub downstairs.
I had a lovely meal in the bar, very reasonably priced, good service and good value for money. I slept well, the bed was comfortable. The shower and bathroom facilities were fine. I could not take advantage of the breakfast which is included in the price as they didn’t start serving until 7:00 am and I had to leave at that time to get to work. Perhaps they could consider either starting breakfast earlier for guests needing to leave early for work or provide a packed breakfast ( muffins, fruit etc) to take away. Overall, I enjoyed my night at the Red Lion and would recommend it to anyone in need of a cheap and cheerful place to stay, close to Ely but not Ely prices!!!