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“A shame.”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #71 of 607 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: You will find The Red Lion in Northgate Street Chester within a short stroll of Chester Railway Station, Chester Cathedral and Chester Cross - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called for drinks only and had to wait for a very long time. I know that when a pub is busy you expect to wait but this was excessive as the bar seemed to be short staffed. Unfortunately we left. Not to worry, we must try again when we next visit the city.

Thank Brisca01
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SamC5111, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that Paul, we pride ourselves on quick service and whilst it can get very busy on the weekend normally guests do not wait to long, on this occasion we let you down and apologise, hopefully you'll give us another go next time your in town.
Sam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Ryan Jamieand Abbi excellent food and great atmosphere.. live sport and great selection of beers and ales

Thank Lee H
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SamC5111, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lee for taking the time to leave your review,
See you again soon!
Sam

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I visited this pub last Saturday 3rd Nov and it was very busy with rugby supporters. We managed to get a table however and had a pleasant few hours drinking and eating. Then we got a surprise A handful of people came into the pub and said they had reserved the table to watch the football which was due to start in 10 minutes. We had to move for them even though they were not eating. This seems very unfair so will not be going back.

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Thank bjb817
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SamC5111, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your review, apologies to hear your disappointed. we do take advance bookings on the weekends as we do get very busy with sporting events. it is our policy to put signs on all reserved tables at least 2 hours before there needed to avoid this happening, if this wasn't the case during your visit I can only apologise. If you would like to visit again then please get in touch and we'd gladly keep you a table at anytime .
Thanks
Sam

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a light meal without any direction for choice. The staff members on shift- Ryan and Jamie, were incredibly insightful with the food. The suggestions and small talk made me feel as if I was a regular. Will be returning!

Thank Craig S
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SamC5111, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Craig, great to hear the team made you feel right at home!
see you again soon.
Sam

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to meet with friends excellent service from Jamie & Ryan.good food too.Friendly service all the time.

Thank Dot T
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SamC5111, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Dot!

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