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“50 th Birthday Celebration”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My son wanted a "Low Key " celebration with buffet food for 15 people.
Excellent mixture of tasty food served with no fuss and bother. Natalie the Landlady provided excellent service all round.We all enjoyed it thoroughly/ Many Thanks

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Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Food ok but nothing special , bar area very dirty and bar very wet and smellie ,land lady drinking behind the bar all night never cleaned up bar just drinking and talking no smiles no welcome very bad would never use again

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2  Thank janelettres
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Good grub and a nice old feeling to it, especially when the fire is blazing. A nice local pub with yummy food.

Thank Becki I
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was our first visit to the Red Lion as we had heard good reviews about the place so thought we would give it a try for our family Sunday lunch.
The pub itself is cosy, nice, oldy-worldy (mind your head if you are over 5'10!). The table was a little small for four of us sitting there (we had to fit the table legs in between our legs, not super comfy) and the menus were a bit grubby... Still, we ordered our food and the food itself was very nice, cooked just right and just the right amount of it but the service left a lot to be desired! Our waitress must have been having a bad day (we hope this was it and that she is not really like that everyday) but there was absolutely no sense of us feeling welcome or enquiring how our food was throughout lunch. It is almost like it was a real effort for her to get to our table to take our orders, deliver food, etc... not a smile in sight!
Shame as this would have definitely made the difference in between today being a one-off or or having us come back again (doubtful right now).

1  Thank RikandCecile
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Came back after two years had really good pie - as described - steak and mushroom - chips near perfect, nice mix of veg - really good friendly bar staff - - then last week looking forward to same pie - but this time the pie was steak with tomatoes, pepper, mushroom (just) and Mary Berry soggy bottom - but veg, chips and gravy good - tonight the pie had a dark burnt crust, soggy bottom (raw?) very little steak and lot of pie gravy - but the chips were like baguettes- no longer the fresh moist flavour, but dried out fluffy potato and not triple cooked flavour - the purple cabbage was not drained so the food was flooded with purple juice (no gravy boat as before- so no chance to determine the amount) the carrots were "rustic" door stops - stringy fibrous rather than slim and sweet (purple cabbage was bitter - first time it was sweet) -
My partner had Sheppard pie - instead of saying sorry run out of mash - used so much cheese it looked like lasagne - to disguise lack of potatoes
They need to ensure the meals are as described and the chefs cook to a minimum standard - so pie should be steak, tomatoes, pepper and mushroom

The pub has music but not told at the bar where they will play so had to move so didn't get blasted with music

Tonight the pub was half empty but the service was not as good as when it was packed - person served my meal then had a chat with the musicians before serving my partner - rather serve then chat.

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1  Thank 1miah
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