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81 Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
+44 1204 856600
11:00 - 21:00
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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch here on Easter Monday, didn't need to book for 2 people but probably would have needed to for more or dining at peak times. Welcoming atmosphere and good space between tables. Reasonable choice on the menu and a small specials board too. Chose duck spring rolls and pigs in blankets to share from specials board, very... More 

Thank Kate C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited here twice since the start of the year for lunch with family. The food has been good both times, but the service has been rather inconsistent both times. Most members of staff are lovely and friendly, but one lady is terribly rude and made us feel like we were an inconvenience during both visits. Such a shame that... More 

Thank RachaelAmy23
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoy most aspects of your visits, and I'm very sorry to hear one member of our team lets us down! If you could let us know who this is, we would be more than happy to give them some extra training. Hopefully we will see you again very soon. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money. Quiet location with lots of parking . Friendly staff, good menu and comfortable rooms. Breakfast with lots of choice. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Douglas B
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like you enjoyed all aspects if your visit, and I'm glad we're good enough to recommend. See you again soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 4 on Sunday, some ordered from the set menu, some from the normal menu, the food and service was fantastic. We will see you very soon, thanks again :)

Thank flossylil
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to us, hopefully we will see you this Sunday! More 

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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after being refused to have a high chair on the decking at the Pack Horse in Affetside, staff at the Red Lion were friendly and happy to help. The prices are good and the food fantastic, the decking area is lovely to sit out on in the sun. We shall be visiting again!

Thank Hol899
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm glad we could suceed in meeting your needs. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the rack of lamb got 3 very fatty chops Cold potatoes when asked how my food was I told the waiter it wasn't good and explained why no response just given to full bill won't be returning

Thank Damian B
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention. I can assure you this is not the way we deal with complaints at The Red Lion. I have no idea why you were not offered a replacement meal or an amended bill. If you would like to get in touch with us so I can get to the bottom of,... More 

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I saw the sign offering Cosy Lunches for such low prices I wasn’t expecting the high quality of food I was to receive. When you enter the pub you are greeted with: pleasant and attentive staff; a warm and cosy atmosphere and a fine selection of beers. I tried the soufflé starter followed by the pork belly on black... More 

1 Thank Tim M
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm glad we exceeded your expectations with our Cosy Lunch offering, and our cosy surroundings. It's a great menu for smaller appetites, and changes almost every week. Come again soon to see what's new! More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for Mother's Day arrived slighter early about 10 mins the lady on the front desk said the table is not free yet they were just paying which was fine so we got drinks from the bar and just hovered .. But then 10. 15 mins after we sat at table which was already empty as we walked past... More 

Thank linzi c
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us and I'm very glad you enjoyed our food! I can only apologise for your odd experience with us on Mothers Day. I imagine the reason you were seated on an already empty table was that the previous booking had over stayed, so we would have re-arranged our table plan to have you seated on time.... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned our walk with the red lion approx half way through it. There is a lovely terrace for sunny days but inside is very comfortable, plenty room for dogs but a separate dining room for those not keen on four legged diners. Excellent food and service, water and biscuits for the dogs. Well worth a visit

Thank 46clarkey
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to plan your trip with us in mind. We love that guests bring their 4 legged friends, we always do our best to cater for them (and our human guests too!). Hopefully your next long walk will bring you by! More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Eight friends visited today at lunch time, the daily value menu had a good choice of the three courses on offer at a very reasonable price. The service and food received very favourable review by us all. We will certainly visit again.

Thank Purplesue2015
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for acknowledging our hard work. We always endeavour to deliver great food and service! Hopefully we will see you all again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury  >  Hawkshaw
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 856600

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