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The Red Lion

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170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England
+44 1889 359842
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have used this pub since Saz took it over,however we went today and was really dissapolnted it really needs to improve to get back the custom.I could find everything to complain about if I wanted to.Ask Sue what needs to be done and be guided by her if you want to make this venture a success.

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Thank Mollymouse11
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal celebrating our parents Diamond Anniversary. Love that you can try 3 x 50ml tasters of wine, we liked the one wine so much we ordered 2 bottles more. The food was excellent, lots of choice, the restaurant was tastefully decorated, staff were friendly, we will definitely be going again.

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Thank Suzey H
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often dine here at lunchtime as we can bring our dog with us (a big plus!) It is definitely the nicest pub in our area, with friendly staff and a good selection of beers and food. The menu is changed daily which is great if you come here as often as we do. Keep up the good work Red... More 

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Thank TeslaTony
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little to say really. Great food, wine and cask ales. Nice friendly service. Been twice for family birthday dinners and twice for an excellent lunch for two in quick succession. Ready to go again!

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Thank Mike P
Stafford
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here with the family for dinner recently based on a recommendation. Due to eating early mid week the place was a little quiet but the staff still very friendly and attentative. I ordered the burger and hubby went for the vension and rabbit suet pudding. I've eaten a lot of burgers and tend to find pub ones don't always... More 

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Thank funky_fox7
Lichfield England
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I have been a few times and place never really grabbed me ...... However we popped in before Xmas and had a Turkey lunch in the bar . I have to say the quality of the food was awesome , as a result we have been back twice . It's £15 , but it was a nice high quality meal... More 

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Thank Tyreman01
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our children go to school nearby so the red lion becomes a regular haunt for us for dinner after school particularly in the summer. The food is fantastic, reasonable price & great choice. It's a stunning pub & really homely & welcoming. In the summer the outdoor garden area is great. Just lacking a little more for the kids. They... More 

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Thank stuarth1888
Rugeley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We often come to The Red Lion as the service is excellent, there's a good selection of drinks for a reasonable price and the food was excellent. The old chef, Duncan was so good. However, the place got taken over really recently and I'm pretty sure that the chef is different. The old chef or management would not dream of... More 

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Thank laudarudddd
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The lovely decorations throughout the pub and restaurant gave it a warm, festive atmosphere and the food was up to the usual high standard. The turkey dinner was very generous and served with interesting, tasty veg and the beef dish was tender and delicious. A good choice of seasonal desserts rounded off the meal beautifully.

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Thank Laura B
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with colleagues from work, despite some minor hiccups with the order which were dealt with politely and efficiently we all enjoyed the variety of dishes on offer. Portion size was good and the food very tasty Drink prices were reasonable and all in all a very pleasant experience

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rugeley
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 359842
Description
Traditional

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