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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Stopped here for coffee when walking and decided to come for an evening meal as a great menu. By far the best meal of our half term walking holiday, we are difficult customers as we have one vegan, one veggie and a coeliac. The atmosphere...and service were fab, we had a great table near the fire and felt very relaxed. The menu was a decent size and varied. I had the chefs scotch egg for a starter then the chicken and mushroom pie, finishing with a bread and butter pudding. All fantastic.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

On our annual visit after walking the Litton Loop what better way to finish the morning with a pint and look pie outside the luv sitting in the sun - but no Pork Pies this year ☹️ - we will phone ahead next time -...don't worry we did eat other things which were equally as good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Highly recommend this beautiful, cosy and traditional pub and restaurant. Visited last June whilst in Derbyshire at the Chatsworth Flower Show and enjoyed the meal and pub so much we have booked in advance for June this year. The food was really good and good...value, service excellent and Jeanne the landlady extremely friendly. Cannot wait for our return visit.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon ensconced in this very old country pub, staff were great and food was lovely, no kids under 6 though!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 16 May 2019

We had great food and service at the Red Lion. Jeanne is a great host and runs the pub brilliantly. It has a happy and upbeat atmosphere. It is immensely popular with locals so we booked in advance and returned on a second occasion. It’s...an easy walk from Tideswell where we were staying.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 29 April 2019

Stayed in the village, precooked a table which was near the wood burner. Friendly and very pleasant staff, food arrived in a timely way and was high quality.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

We are a small walking group and have visited the Red Lion several times. Good quality food with good service served in an iconic pub. We will definitely be returning during 2019 Thank you

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We needed a Pub near to our B&B that we didn't need to drive to. We were not disappointed. Nicky and Naomi looked after us regally and we could see why this small traditional inn was so popular. We so enjoyed our 1st meal there...that we ate there each night of our stay. We could not fault the menu nor the service. I have been a visitor in pubs where one is met with a less than friendly stare. Not so here. We enjoyed conversation with the locals and immediately sensed the ambience of this stunning little village Inn. Thoroughly recommended, situated at one end of the village just off of the main road,with a really nice pint of local ale.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great looking old fashioned pub with real fires and good beer. Poor quality of food let it down. Nice place to visit for a drink after a walk in the attractive surrounding countryside but cannot recommend for eating. Shame.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Booked and reserved a table near the fire for Saturday evening which was confirmed by a member of staff over the phone.We arrived at our time of reservation and went to our table which was being reset to be told we had been moved to...a table in the back room??? which we dont like as we have dined in there a couple of times,as it's dark and drafty. We questioned as to why we had been moved to be told that they had had a late party which was maybe so, but the table we had booked was being reset at the time of our reservation and our arrival,so it was being reset for somebody? so with that we left disgusted and phoned another local pub which we use often and accommodated as usual with great hospitality and food,so we we will not be returning to the Red Lion again after an experience like that. We did actually get a call frrom the landlady but it was very contridictry to the facts.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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  • Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5