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The Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG, England
+44 23 9259 2246
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“roast dinner” (19 reviews)
“cottage pie” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a super little pub in the Hampshire countryside, not far from Portsmouth. Parking is easy - a large carpark with an overflow area. The ambience inside is bustling and welcoming, with friendly, helpful staff. We were here for Sunday lunch, and even though...More

Thank Rory M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped into this quaint pub on a Sunday evening. It was busy but there was still a table for us. The waiting staff were very friendly and the food was superb. We had the Sunday roast and the portions were huge. I could have been...More

Thank Dianefromglasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a drink and lunch following a walk with our dog. We were made aware when we ordered that there would be a bit of a wait for the food which was fine. Unfortunately the meals were brought out for 2 of...More

Thank Bizzymcc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner on a Monday evening with our toddler. The young waitress and manager on duty were really friendly and helpful. Starters were great, main courses were not brilliant but very pleasant. We didn’t stay for puds as our little one...More

Thank theherberts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off for lunch during a 10 mile walk from Petersfield to Rowlands Castle and were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of all the staff. Service was excellent and the roasts were delicious. There was an interesting variety of vegetables and a good amount...More

Thank franrN1552MR
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, it really makes our day when our customers leave happy. We're so glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Hopefully see you all again soon. Compliments have been past on, Thank you. Pete Assistant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here again this weekend just gone, stopped in for a Sunday Roast & were a bit surprised to see price up to £15 which we thought a tad high generally, however it was virtually full again so still popular, despite the price-hike. Staff were...More

Thank StevoCar
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for visiting again and for taking the time to review us. Unfortunately we don't have a say in the pricing of the menu but we are aware that as our menu gets fresher the prices will change for all our products. And...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with a cozy atmosphere and a decent menu. The staff managed to cater unexpectedly for a group of 14 walkers. The food arrived in a timely manner, all at the same time, still warm. The food itself was good, if not excellent. I’m...More

Thank Andre C
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello we truly appreciate you taking the time to review us. We're all glad you all enjoyed yourselves, hope to see you again Pete Assistant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the old saxon village of Chalton is the 13th century pub the Red Lion. Food is served in the modern extension at the back. Ghosts are reputed to frequent the old bar in the original part of the inn. The food is generally...More

1  Thank Lagosnomore
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I hope that the ghosts will not put you off of any further visits to our lovely pub. Kind Regards The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub, location beautiful. The staff friendly and accommodating. However our meal was sadly of poor quality. My husband's battered fish was mostly batter and tasted as though it had been cooked for quite awhile.His salad uninteresting. Our friend and I had the ham egg...More

Thank John M
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear of your bad experience here at The Red Lion. I would like to apologise for the meals that you had with us on Wednesday and tell you that this is not the standard of food that we like to serve to our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pit-stop on a walk between Petersfield and Rowland Castle, we entered the Red Lion without expectations and were greeted with fantastic food, good portion sizes and friendly staff. I am not one for small portion sizes, especially on a decent walk and I was...More

Thank Country_Walker7
red_lion_chalton, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards The Red Lion Team

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Jane T
28 July 2015|
Response from red_lion_chalton | Property representative |
We do accept table bookings! And as we get quite busy it is always best to book a table if you know you plan to eat with us. You can contact us to book a table on 023 92 592246 and one of our friendly members of staff will... More
8 May 2015|
Response from red_lion_chalton | Property representative |
Yes we do! We allow dogs in 1 of our 2 bar areas and also in our Old Lounge, a dining area. If booking a table just make sure you mention you have a dog to bring along and we will try our best to reserve you a table in a dog... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9259 2246
  • E-mail
A reputation for excellent food and deliciously fresh ales hasn’t gone to our head. The Red Lion has centuries of history to live up to, and does so with a regularly changing menu and perfectly poured pints - ideally sampled from our gorgeous garden or by our cosy fireplace.
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