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Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Pub
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak and ale pie lamb shank sunday roast pudding fish and chips soup potatoes sea bass the pub booked a table lovely meal my mum be visiting again lancashire
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for a mini-break at the Red Lion - nice drive out in the country. Very happy with the food, drinks, accommodation and the friendly team.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's great to read that you enjoyed your mini-break with us. We have some beautiful countryside in the surrounding areas, and many walks in and around Hawkshaw. We hope that you book with us again for another break, to take in more of the local...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute Sunday lunch. Chose here as never been before. The staff and service was extremely good and the food was out of this world. Will definitely be going again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's super to read that you enjoyed both the food and the service. I'm also glad that we were able to fit you in, as our Sunday's are often fully booked. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay lovely food at dinner & breakfast very comfortable rooms. Excellent service. Good location

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for this great review! It's great to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your birthday trip and we hope that you will book with us again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with friends and enjoyed a gorgeous Sunday lunch. I'm always worried about eating out on a Sunday as I think we can make better at home. But the red lion did not disappoint! I had roast turkey and the meat was such good...quality and I was served 3 slices!! The veg was of good quality too. My husband ate roast beef and he also really enjoyed it. I don't normally have dessert but they offered a coffee and small dessert so I chose the syrup sponge.. It was amazing, gutted I didn't order a full sized portion! All in all it was a Fab catch up with friends over a great meal! ThanksMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review about your recent Sunday lunch with us. It's super to see that you rated it 5 stars! We also have a great menu available at lunchtime and in the evening throughout the week as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointingly, we had to cut our stay short due to unforeseen circumstances. Beautiful room, with everything you need to make your stay a home from home experience. It’s in a lovely quiet area, very cosy and welcoming and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful....We will definitely be rebooking for our next visit North. We highly recommend this place.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the extremely high praise from your recent visit to us. We greatly appreciate you sharing your kind comments and top marks on Tripadvisor, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place! It oozes kerb-side appeal, and has plenty of parking too. The pub itself was really well decorated and had such a friendly atmosphere, and we received a really warm welcome. We stayed in room 4 which was such a lovely room....It was so clean, spacious and well equipped and we just LOVED the bay window - so pretty. It was really tastefully decorated and the bed was super comfy too. The food was delicious - definitely worth visiting for. The duck spring rolls as a starter were full of meat and the Manchester Tart was just delicious. I'd definitely like to return to sample some of the other dishes available. Breakfast was well cooked and really tasty - a really good portion size too. And as for the staff - they were all so friendly and welcoming and really added to the character of the place. They definitely made our stay very welcoming. Thank you so much for our stay - we've already spread the word and will definitely be revisiting for another stay in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to thoroughly review your stay with us, for your lovely comments and for scoring us top marks all round! We are extremely pleased to read how much you enjoyed your visit - we aim to please! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect Afternoon Tea. Generous filled sandwiches, prawn & mayo, cheese & chutney, beef & horseradish and ham & mustard (definitely no wafer thin ham here!). An assortment of sweet treats, the brownie was rich & decadent and the mini Eton mess just lovely. A...slice of Manchester tart was a lovely suprise. Fresh fruit scones with mini jars of jam & plenty of clotted cream. Overall filling and delicious. Every item was fresh and beautifully presented. Extremely good value for money. Topped of by pleasant attentive service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. It's super to read that you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea - we aim to please! We hope that you book with us again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most friendly and attentive small hotels I’ve stayed in. The rooms are clean, lovely and well equipped. The restaurant and bar feel very welcoming and all the staff have an energy and enthusiasm which can’t help but make you smile. I was...there on Tuesday (pie night) home made plate meat pie with chips and peas. You also get a pint of JW Lees best bitter for £14.95. Exceptional quality and delicious. Special mention to David on the bar 👍🏻🍺. I will definitely book again when I’m in the region.More

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this super review. It's great to read that you found us to be friendly, welcoming and attentive, and we're glad that you enjoyed our 'Pie and a Pint' deal - it is a good deal, even if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had excellent service throughout. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was great. The rooms were lovely and we and all our guests enjoyed the whole Celebration. Can't recommend the Red Lion enough!

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to have you celebrate your Diamond Wedding Anniversary with us and it's great to read such super feedback. We hope to welcome you and your family back again soon.

Reviewed 31 December 2023

Great place to stay with a country feel, regularly visit and consistently enjoy our cosy little spot

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for this glowing review. It's lovely to read that you are regular visitors to us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

As ever this placed delivered and it’s local.The food ,drinks and service are second to none and it’s not trying to be anything that it isn’t so it’s a perfect place to visit anytime!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Thank you for your lovely comments - we really appreciate it! It's great to see your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Warm welcoming staff. Great surroundings. We had pre ordered our food as it was Christmas and it was delivered quickly. Great portion sizes and all delicious. Brilliant service from the staff. No mass catering. Excellent value for money. Really enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

What a glowing review - thank you very much! We hope to see you again in the new year. All the best!

Reviewed 21 December 2023

We eat here regularly and always have good service but last week the waitresses really excelled. The restaurant was full with big and small groups celebrating Christmas so the ladies serving were kept very busy. The waitress who served us took four different orders without...writing them down and served them faultlesly. She also sorted out an issue we had with a gift voucher. The atmosphere in the restaurant was cheerful and friendly and the noise level just right. Well done, ladies ! Merry Christmas.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2023

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us. It also sounds like it was Claire who served you, as she has an amazing ability to remember orders without writing them down. I have shown her the feedback and it's made her...More

Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

We called off chance and were shown to a table straight away, wine list is really good and the menu especially the lunch menu a good choice , we both plumped for soup of the day and steak pie. The service and food was amazing...the food was quick and plentiful. We will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2023

Hello Ruth. It's super to see that you enjoyed both the food and service that you received when you popped in. It's great to read that you will be back - we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 December 2023

This was our first visit to The Red Lion and I must say how impressed my wife and I were with the accommodation, service, friendly atmosphere and quality of the food. We stayed at a number of locations in this area due to family members...living locally. This has been the BEST and we will definitely be booking here for all future visits. 10 out of 10More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Red Lion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thank you for this glowing review. It's great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that you will be booking with us again in the future. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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They are very helpful and there is plenty of space so I would expect you could seat 12 with no problem.
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Sorry, I only visit the Red Lion, I don't work there.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5