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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
+44 1929 423533
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some reviewers have criticized the decor here. I think they perhaps have not been drinking in pubs for more than 20 years! This is what a pub looked like and felt like back in the day! Brilliant and the beer wasn’t half bad too. Stay...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us walked into Swanage to have lunch here. The roast pork was very nice indeed and my friends also commented that the food they had was lovely. The meals had by us varied from Roasts, Lasagne, Fish pie to jacket potatoes. Everyone...More

Thank Tollee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having only ever drank here before on visits to Swanage, we booked for lunch with two mates. Our food was lovely, we all enjoyed our orders very much. I noticed from the menu that there is a good selection of vegetarian meals, as well as...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub last night for a meal. We were certainly not disappointed with our choice of food at all. The lamb shank was just melt in the mouth and the lasagne that my husband had was fantastic. Excellent value for money and the...More

Thank Claire1970b
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely, friendly pub in the centre of Swanage which provided spacious accommodation in the restaurant, good service and excellent food at very reasonable prices. I do enjoy a rack of ribs and the one served at the Red Lion was certainly up with the...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food very good value for money. Tip: don't order the ploughmans unless you are ravenous! It's huge! All food in our party of 8 was excellent.

Thank patvarney76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice large potions, very reasonably priced ? & nice atmosphere worth a visit ,all the food looked delicious

Thank Samandbenji M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely welcoming restaurant. Beautiful meals very large cooked beautifully. Very good value. Very cosy.

Thank yellow91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two meals here in September. The first night was Curry night and the service and meals were great and the draught beer was very nice however the following evening it was as though we were in a different place. We both ordered the...More

Thank fordos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reasonable selection of hot tasty food, plenty of it but you will have to book in advance. The pub is in need of an overhaul as the carpets and decor are 'sticky'. Toilets are outside and could do with a severe make over.

Thank Hazel H
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13 September 2016|
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Response from wayne47 | Reviewed this property |
£25 I think and yes it is for 2 people each getting an 8oz rib eye chips peas onion rings breaded mushrooms grilled tomato and salad +1 bottle of wine
22 August 2016|
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Response from bobthebuilder1974 | Reviewed this property |
from around £6 to £19.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423533
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