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The Red Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just been for an evening meal with family - 7 adults & 3 children. All adults agreed we had excellent service and food. The Manager ( very friendly and efficient, sorry didn't get her name) could not have been more helpful. The young waitress was...More

Thank SelectiveDiner17
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! It was myself that greeted you and recommended the Vegan burger. We also have a Vegan Amok curry on our specials so please don't hesitate to ask if its available if...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in by chance as we hadn't booked a table. We received a good welcome even though the staff were very busy. Lovely setting, lovely food (2x roast beef) and the staff and manageress were great. Would definately recommend. XMore

Thank munsta
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Munsta, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Yes you are correct, we were extremely busy and it was unexpected as we've been getting busy later in the afternoon - it must be the trend for the cooler...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table here for Sunday dinner on 1st Oct 2017. We were told on arrival (around 5pm) that there were no lamb shanks left and they were short on turkey and roast potatoes. We ordered a beef and a turkey dinner and mentioned...More

1  Thank offthebeatentrack78
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Madam, we had an extremely busy day with no other complaints about the food. Unfortunately this meant that the roast dinners came to an end sooner than we had planned. The only veg missing off your meal were the carrots and as I said...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll break this down into 4 parts... 1. Ambience and welcome... 10/10! Great staff, really keen to ensure you're stay is comfortable and your requirements are met. Our waitress was excellent, everyone was trained very well. 2. Surroundings. .. 9/10. Excellent, clean and tidy, toilets...More

Thank Ian H
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ian, thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. It is a shame you didn't find the food as high a standard as our service, etc. We look forward to your return and hopefully you will be able to score...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When it comes to customer service this has to be the place to go. From the welcome at the door to the banter with the staff during our visit, this is the best service we have received in a very long time. With customer service...More

Thank Julie B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Julie, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We do have a wonderful team that aim to wow our guests. We are having a new menu soon so that will be exciting and with Xmas coming up...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Always nice came here for Sunday lunch although no body fancied this still a good selection hunters chicken and fish and chips great service as always xx

Thank Tockyno2
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Tockyno2, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Red Lion, Dodleston

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

As the title suggests, I don't particularly want to give this. I keep going back to The Red Lion as I love the place, great building great ambience and just down the road from me. The 1 down fall that never seems to change is...More

Thank James R
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

James , thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one.Thanks for bringing this matter to our attention. Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

We, a family of 6 visited the Red Lion last night to celebrate 2 birthdays in the family. We chose from the menu which included a child's meal of pasta. The starters came and the 3 who chose the prawn & lobster cocktail were very...More

2  Thank Caroline d
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I have just got home now from a trip out to 'the red lion' with my girl friend and my 4 day old new born daughter. I am that angry with travelling from Ellesmere Port to get to this establishment that i decided to join...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hi, we work hard to provide a fantastic experience to everyone. It's discouraging to see that you had a negative experience. I have discussed this matter with the Head chef and the Duty manager on shift last Sunday and I have an explanation for you....More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

the team do not deserve the bad reviews in our opinions.We visited on Saturday night and we had not booked a table but that was not a problem.We were greeted warmly by a young lady and shown to a table quickly.Drinks order was taken whilst...More

Thank Elaine L
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Elaine, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you so much for your accurate review, with so much detail too. It was really nice to meet you and I was very pleased Kascha had looked after...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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