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The Red Lion

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Redcar Terrace | West Boldon, Boldon NE36 0PZ, England
+44 191 536 4197
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been now lots of times but tried mixed grill this time and my new favourite. Food and service 10 /10 again

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1 Thank Questions11
Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't even give a star if possible. Second time under latest management we have visited the restaurant, and both times dire to say the least. This time however, my starter was also served with a huge pile of grit and mud, even though I had already eaten a large portion of it, there was still a good heaped tablespoon left... More 

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Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I always like to start my response with a thank you to our customers for taking the time to review their visit to the Red Lion. In this instance I do not feel thanks are appropriate. As a family run business we strive to maintain our high standards, we do this by using our customers’ feedback, whether that feedback is... More 

Boldon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited early evening before 7pm and chose from the early bird menu. £9:95 for 2 courses. The choices on offer were good. I chose the pate with toast and the roast in giant Yorkshire pudding. Both were excellent . Service was good and not hurried. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and well worth it

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1 Thank Tracey C
Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the red lion for the first time for many years. The atmosphere when first arriving is good as it was busy. It is quite a small bar area but has a good selection of beers etc. The dining area is good with tables nicely spread and a conservatory area attached. The menu is varied with a good choice and... More 

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Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

sunny south shields
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bolton has some really nice pubs but it had been a few years since our last visit to the Red Lion. It was only 6pm but the large car park was almost full as was the inside of the pub with diners and drinkers. We enjoyed a pleasant half an hour in a pub that is of the old style,... More 

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Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such lovely comments from our customers. I agree that your next visit needs to be a longer one and definitely leave the car at home, maybe even dine with us too!? I will share your praise... More 

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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating friendly staff both times we have visited. The first time they even put the international netball match on tv for us. They were great with the kids too. The Sunday lunch portions were huge.

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1 Thank Tg2111
Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. We do pride ourselves on our locally sourced, freshly cooked Sunday lunch. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We eat out regularly and the red lion is always a firm favourite. A little more expensive but the food quality warrants that. Stroganoff is out of this world but feel we need to work harder to be 'regulars' to get the level of service some customers seem to get. Potato skins are gorgeous, garlic mushrooms delicious and black pudding... More 

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Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely venue, with really friendly staff and the food was great too. Large portions and very tasty though if you can't take anything too hot, go with the medium piri piri chicken rather than the hot! We had a lovely evening, not rushed and the other customers all seemed to be very happy with their orders too

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Thank Kay C
Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. I will share your praise with the rest of the management team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Well, here I am again writing about the wonderful Red Lion. Visited with family members for Sunday lunch in January and was greeted by the lovely Lorna like an old friend... I have to say all staff were amazing and food to match, excellent quality and plenty of it ... warm , cosy atmosphere... super red wine at very reasonable... More 

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Thank Jan R
Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. It was lovely to see you again Jan. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. We do pride ourselves on our locally sourced, freshly cooked Sunday lunch. I will share your praise with the rest of the... More 

Tyne and Wear
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

There was a bit of a mix up with the service and booking which is a pity since the food was amazing. I really struggled to eat it all. I can definitely recommend the Sunday roast but would advise booking and be prepared to wait.The vegetables were delicious and the beef very tender. The sticky toffee pudding was delicious and... More 

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Vicki M, Public Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Red Lion. Please accept my apologies again for the mix up with your booking. It is a pleasure to read such fantastic comments from our customers. We do pride ourselves on our locally sourced, freshly cooked Sunday lunch. I will share your praise with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redcar Terrace | West Boldon, Boldon NE36 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Boldon
  • Phone Number: +44 191 536 4197

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?