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The Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
Stodmarsh Road, Stodmarsh CT3 4BA, England
+44 1227 721339
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (10 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Stodmarsh Road, Stodmarsh CT3 4BA, England
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great venue for a lovely Sunday lunch in the countryside. Visited as a group of 12 on a busy Sunday, the staff were very welcoming and attentive, moving us to a different area in the restaurant to provide us with more space. The service was...More

1  Thank toraw255
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Its hard to find Stodmarsh, down country lanes, past gems like Fordwich and Wickhambreux (both with excellent pubs!), but persevere and the Red Lion is in the centre of the village. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't be fooled....go in. We went...More

1  Thank ihbScotland
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Well worth making the drive into the lovely village of Stodmarsh. Located at the bottom of the hill in the heart of the village. It has an excellent lunch and dinner menu. Rustic setting both inside and out, open fire, not pretentious in anyway. Excellent...More

1  Thank 138Paul138
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Don't be put off by the rather unremarkable outside. Upon entering you will immediately be aware that you are in a very special and lovely old pub. We ate there last Saturday evening. The pub is relatively unspoilt, structure-wise, and the decor is very tasteful...More

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Old, relatively unspoilt, very tastefully and quirkily decorated, with perfect ilghting We had dinner in front of a warm log fire and the food was superb! In fact we concluded that it was the best pub dinner we had ever had. As veggies we are...More

1  Thank JessSproxMill
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Red Lion has for long been a place worth visiting. Robert was a legend (nuff said!), his successors developed and rationalised the menu making it even better value and so we booked a table last Friday (25th March) for lunch. There were immediate signs...More

1  Thank KimHoll
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Interesting quirky pub with a traditional ambience. The hosts made our few hours most welcoming, almost like visiting friends. Of the four diners in my party there was not one duff dish. The duck is an excellent choice and for those bereft of a sweet...More

1  Thank Ranate
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Our second visit and wow the food is amazing so delicious and well presented, we didn't know what to order as there was so much choice!The chef accommodated our daughter with sausage chips and carrots then custard for dessert (her favourites, very particular child)! the...More

1  Thank Kleewild
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Not easy to find and limited parking (no worry as very rural and plenty of free off site space). Quirky and interesting decor. Made very welcome by the new owners. Service quick but not a busy night. Good choice of excellent, home cooked dishes.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I was amazed to find I hadn't been to the Red Lion for 3 years, but still had good memories of it from then. It's always a bit nerve-wracking when a new management comes in but it was great. The food was delicious, the wine...More

1  Thank pauvregourmand
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Nearby Attractions
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve
36 reviews
.77 miles away
Tor Spa Retreat
80 reviews
1.40 miles away
Grove Ferry River Trips
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1.93 miles away
Canoe Wild
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2.35 miles away
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6 March 2017|
Response from Aerobbins | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does.
28 August 2016|
Response from 138Paul138 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid the amazing Robert passed away only a few weeks ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stodmarsh Road, Stodmarsh CT3 4BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Stodmarsh
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 721339
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Situated a few miles from Canterbury City centre in the small village of Stodmarsh is The Red Lion. Stodmarsh is one of the very few villages in Britain with a working farm nestled among the 28 houses which are in the village and the internationally famous nature reserve is just round the corner. Our country eating and drinking house offers a traditional and seasonal menu, a good selection of wines and real ales straight from the barrel. We have open fires in the winter and floral gardens in the summer.
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