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“Simply great food”
Review of The Old Red Lion

The Old Red Lion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$32
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not often I see several main courses on a menu that I really fancy but I can look forward to returning here and trying the others that I didn't choose on this occasion. You do tend to wonder where you are when you walk in the front door. There are several quite different areas to choose from. The bar is warm and friendly with small tables and comfy furniture left probably wherever the last occupants left them and it's all pleasantly traditional. We chose to eat in the main restaurant area which was a good idea - later in the evening the bar had filled up and I cannot imagine we'd have been able to have any conversation at the table offered there with locals making a great deal of noise!

Really good service from all the staff there, even bringing the boards from the bar through to remind us of the various specials that day and the selection of pies that was impressive indeed.

The three of us each chose a different starter, main course and dessert so you'd expect out of 8 or 9 dishes there might have been one that was merely average but every one was really, really good. Just the right quantity and really brilliant quality. Lamb, rib of beef and a superb chicken, ham and mushroom pie all were a delight.

I liked the comparative peace of the restaurant area and I do hope enough people go to keep the place going as there were only a couple of other tables occupied that Thursday evening.

Prices were very reasonable and I was more than happy to pay the average £25 per head which included a few drinks too.

I shall definitely be recommending this place and visiting again. Just beware of that table in the bar if it gets busy!

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1  Thank AndrewHill-Astcote
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely village pub where landlady is very welcoming. The locals are very friendly too. You can sit in the bar by a big log fire or in the cozy snug. If you feel like eating, the food is excellent with local produce and cooked by the landlord. Overall a family run pub which gives a personal touch.

1  Thank tam032018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to the Old Red Lion with friends and their dogs on a Saturday lunchtime from our nearby village. Pub dog friendly and the locals too, unlike some pubs in the area. Good choice of real ales and cheese rolls. Asked if we could order some chips to go with the rolls and although the kitchen was closed the staff were only too willing to help. Will definitely venture back walking again. Lovely place and friendly staff.

1  Thank Nev B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in last night and had a very warm welcome

So good to have such a quirky village pub with a lovely restaurant .Just has a a lovely feel about it and made to feel so welcome. What more could you ask for !

2  Thank Dlnmses111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and 6 other friends have starting meeting regularly for a meal. Our first visit was just before Christmas when we had Christmas dinner and have been twice more since for pies! The night we are all available is a night that the kitchen isn't usually open, but as we have booked in advance the kitchen has been opened especially for us, which is very accommodating! The atmosphere has always been warm and friendly, and we have been given our own cosy room! The service is always quick and friendly. We have had a set menu of homemade pies and puds the last 2 times we have been, which was very reasonably priced and good quality. We will definitely keep going back. Very lucky to have such a friendly local on our doorsteps.

2  Thank vicky932
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