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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539266
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in here after visiting Avebury Manor. Hadn't checked out trip advisor beforehand as network is poor. No score on the door - which because it is England they are not obliged to display (when is this going to be compulsory?) but it's easy to...More

1  Thank RW31950
Reviewed 5 days ago

pleasant pub in the middle of Avebury. plenty of little spaces rather than one big room. at the bar a couple of hand pulled beers (a good thing) plus the usual selection. one of two low steps inside. food was fine and quick enough. buses...More

Thank shoemaker_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The short version of this review is simply don’t bother- go to the cafe in the museum. The long version starts, well, where do I start? OK, the beer was good as were the chips but the rest of the food was terrible. A mixed...More

1  Thank EstherandTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like eating slop surrounded by dogs, then this is the place for you! If not, eat OUTSIDE or don't eat here at all. While visiting the Avebury stone circles, we decided to stop in for a quick bite. It was not quick, and...More

Thank theNamssob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a day trip with Anderson Tours and this was a recommended lunch stop. As with many pubs in the U.K., you order your food at the bar and pay. Good enough. We were on limited time and it took forever to get...More

Thank foodieSarnia_Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for some.refreshments only. It's a nice big pub that sells what appeared to be big plates of food. We only had coffees and probably arrived not long after what was probably a busy lunch period... Loads of seating at the front of the...More

Thank donnie1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch and a beer. Unimpressed with the selection of real ales on offer. we had the Avebury Water pale ale. Not bad. did not want a heavy meal so we just settled on small bites. Soup of the day was over watery! Ham...More

1  Thank alacarte151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub set in a wonderfull location,parking is limited unless you get there early due to people parking up having a drink then going for a walk ( Guilty ). Very friendly staff,polite and helpful.Beautiful decor and very clean and tidy. Thatched roof with lots...More

Thank bigtruck61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to stop after walking around the village for refreshments before heading back to your hotel.

Thank 919Bonnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

another lovely meal and the dog came too. i had the pork belly in red wind grave with mash and veg it was lovely ,only two slight dissapointments the champ mash is supossed to be mash with leeks, but it was just plain mash, and...More

Thank Gail C
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Questions & Answers
Valerie T
12 June 2017|
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Response from Dolemite600 | Reviewed this property |
When I went last time I used a hotel in Swindon, near to the bus station and just caught the bus in each day. A lot cheaper.
30 August 2016|
Response from davey2711 | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at Avebury Parked in pub car park before 12 and pub wasn't open ?? So I'm guessing ... No
30 October 2015|
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Response from LWF2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Right next to the stone circle and close to Avebury manner. Parking onsite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Avebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 539266
The Red Lion is set in the tiny village of Avebury which is three miles in radius and some 2000 years older than Stonehenge! Refurbished Winter 2013 the pub is 400 years old and located at the centre of the stone circle where every six weeks a pagan festival is held. It is in the Top Ten list of most haunted pubs in the country and has been seen on TV as such. The main ghost is that of an old landlady "Florrie" who was killed here by her husband. Ghosts aside, this destination food house is a lovely thatched listed cottage with cobbles and a large mill stone in the car park and low ceilings, beams and traditional wood furniture with a modern twist inside. Food is served from an extensive main menu and specials board, offering a good selection of quality pub fayre with a good range of wines available to complement the experience or a choice of real ales if preferred. The Wadworth brewery is only two miles away! Our clientele are generally tourists and visitors but there is a friendly welcome for anyway wishing to have a drink or dine.
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