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The Red Lion Inn

) #2 of 3 Restaurants in Bridge ££ - £££ , British,
75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
+44 1227 832213
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
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11 - 20 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Red Lion is a traditional pub, not far from Canterbury. It is easily accessible from the A2 if you are driving through. We chose to eat in the garden, which is very pleasant. There is a childrens' play area, which is a little limited,...More

Thank evenmoreborednow
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friendly atmosphere. Good service and lot of choices for food. The entrance is right on the main street so be careful with small children. Limited parking, but it was busy!

Thank annandbob2015
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Lovely 'French welcome' followed by an excellent two course lunch which was well presented, tasty, and very good value - all within an environment that was friendly and nicely 'buzzy'.

Thank Jo V
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Came in for lunch with friends who'd been there before. We were welcomed very warmly and seated immediately even though the restaurant was already quite busy with one long table set for a party (who arrived a bit later). Impressive choice available from the £10...More

Thank rev_arderne
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited here recently with a group of ramblers. Most of us chose the 2 course lunch at £10. Everyone agreed that it was good value and very tasty. Starters are a good size and quite filling. Food was well presented

Thank Janet_MFolkestone
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The food was a joke i wouldn't even feed it to my cat. The staff didn't even know how to serve me and when the food came it wasn't even served warm, was stone cold when i got it. I didn't even bother with desert...More

Thank harryjones1975
renerenault, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear Harry, As a business owner we take every complaint seriously. from what I can red from your review I understand that your experience was not to the standards that we usually provide i am very concerned about your comments and quite frankly will agree...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

The staff didnt even know what they are doing and the food was cold when arrived. Desert was even worse the Chocolate brownie was all soft and couldnt even stand up straight. Only good thing was the bar. Will not be visiting the Red Lion...More

Thank joesmith136
renerenault, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear Joe, Thank-you for taking the time to write your review. As a business owner every feed back is important and am really ashamed about your experience. we have been here for about seven years and we thrive our business by developing the restaurant all...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I came twice this week. First lunch meal was a filet steak, cooked beautifully and generous. Tonight I went back for curry night. £20 for 2 people, it was big! The chicken was so tender, yummy.

Thank lyndseycarmichael80
renerenault, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear Lyndsey, I would like to take the time to thank -you for your review on The Red Lion. i am delighted to see you had a lovely time with us and were able to come back twice in a week best regards rené

Reviewed 5 January 2017

I know the Red Lion well but it was the first time for both Carol and Diana. We had a lovely meal, excellently cooked and well presented. Both Carol and Diana were impressed with everything and will take husbands/father there shortly. Only reason I did...More

Thank Heather H
renerenault, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Dear Heather, thank-you for taking the time to write a review on your last visit. we have realized that you were overcharge for the glass of water. when you are back n the village pop in to see me and we refund you the difference...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

4 of us from Bridge had a meal and joined the festivities on New Year's Eve at the Red Lion. We hadn't eaten there for a few months. What a great evening had by all. The food was superb, the highlight of which was the...More

Thank Kdog0110
renerenault, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

we are delighted to read that you had a great time with us on New-Year's Eve thank-you for taking the time to write a review kind regards rene renault

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 832213
  • E-mail
Located in the village of Bridge, just outside Canterbury, The Red Lion is a traditional British pub with a splash of French restaurant flair. Eye-catching from the outside, The Red Lion boasts a uniquely old fashioned exterior brought up-to-date with a lick of light colored paint, while inside is comfortable and cosy, a traditional space with olde worlde charm in its rough beams and pillars ��� the ideal village pub. But while the d��cor might be traditional, The Red Lion���s menu is less so. With the influence of host Rene Renault (from Rennes no less), the kitchen has added French sophistication to locally sourced ingredients -
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