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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TE, England
+44 1273 453171
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After moving to Shoreham over a year ago, being to all pubs and this tops this list. Not modernised but if you appreciate a good old English pub,good beer and good food, this is it. The Ribeye with peppercorn sauce a must.. Locals and staff all so friendly and welcoming and love the open fire for the chilly nights and... More 

Thank Ashleigh E
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desparate need of upgrading. Total lack of tlc, table thick with grime. Pile of tarnished table mats not cleaned for how long. Dirty glasses, makes you wonder what kitchen is like. What a shame could be so much better. Signs of paint samples on wall so maybe makeover imminent. Hope so.

Thank trevor j
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visit the Red Lion regularly, often to have a meal and stay on for the folk evenings. We've brought friends and family here on many occasions, and all of them remember the pub with affection, especially our overseas vistors who find here everything they expect from a traditional English pub. We've had lunches, dinners or just... More 

1 Thank PCSensei
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I'm surprised previous reviews haven't commented on the fact that they have live music at this pub. My wife and I were there on a Wednesday recently and found an excellent folk trio playing in the top room. We'd gone for dinner, but ended up staying for the evening to listen: apparently this trio are there regularly on Wednesdays and... More 

Thank Stewart2106
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the pub and beer, and food very good. Staff friendly and lovely smell of logs burning on open fire. Not a posh pub but just a good honest pub. Enjoyed my visit

Thank Andrew P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the red lion yesterday for the first time. My experience was very enjoyable. The pub is quaint. The staff were very friendly, and most of all I think the pricing is incredibly good. The house red was exactly what you would get in any bar. I doubt that the owner can be making any money on the food,... More 

Thank Clifford P
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely pub with several separate rooms to eat. ..I can recommend the mixed seafood platter if you like seafood. ..my partner had a pie both excellent. ..took our drinks outside tables could do with replacing tho were okay. .Both the ladies and gentlemen toilets could do with an overhaul as well nothing major though.

Thank yvonne w
Aldwick, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Oh dearie dearie me..........such a shame when a fond old pub you've been going to for many years takes a turn for the worse. This has always been a pit stop for many going to Shoreham airport, coming back from the races, on the way to football or just off to Brighton for the day. Always busy, impossible to park,... More 

2 Thank homerLone
Hastings, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

On discovering the Downs link was looking for a great pub to stop for Sunday lunch. Was going to try one out in Bramber but discovered this 14th century pub in Shoreham thought we would try it out as customer for dogs. Great little pub with low beams but in serious need of tlc. Ordered our Sunday dinner, beef,chicken,lamb and... More 

1 Thank Michaela T
Brighton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Visited place with family and ordered food but on first impression place seemed like a nice little pub with a traditional feel, but wasn't overly impressed with the price vs quality of food.. Was a decision between longshore and this place and was surprised for a Sunday to find the place completely empty. Being the only people ordering food it... More 

2 Thank Zeon X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 453171

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Crawley, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

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