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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Unfortunately, had a poor Christmas fayre lunch on 22 December 2023. Food was passable but not worth the £25.99 paid for 2 courses .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2021

We have Fish & Chips [almost] every Friday when we are in the UK. They are possibly the best you will ever get - even better than in Whitby or Eyemouth. The Red Lion is also very Dog Friendly if you sit in the conservatory....The Fillet Steak's are also nice and very reasonably priced. The staff - Sue, Ellie, Lynn & Alex are all brilliant. We never have to get out of our seats as the service is first class.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

Went here for Sunday lunch , was a laid back relaxing pub. The food was great and portion size was massive , staff were friendly as well . Nice place

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Great meal, good service however when I took my 5 year old son to the toilet found a bag of cocaine on the floor. Handed it to the guy behind the bar who in fairness apologised. However ruined our trip.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

This is a lovely quiet pub. Clean and dog friendly, even though our puppy was only young nobody minded when he barked a little. The food was lovely and reasonably priced. It felt safe under the new restrictions. Parking at the back, and both child...and dog friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Had Ribeye Steaks, and son had a Curry, all lovely, with friendly helpful staff. The log fire was lit, which was nice & welcoming on a cold day !!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

Ordered a rib eye Steak was so thin it looked like an escalope Such a shame used to be a great steak house Won’t go again

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 December 2019

We booked for Xmas day Lunch for 4 .When we walked into the Hotel it looked so nice lots of Xmas decorations and a lovely fire glowing We where taken to our table in the Restaurant,by a very friendly waitress.The food was fantastic Turkey delicious...all served hot thestaff where very good looked after us we will be back again great place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Had friends staying from abroad, the rooms were clean well apportioned, and the staff were really friendly

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 September 2019

We are a family with 2 over 80-year-old and this was so relaxing. The rooms are very good with all that you need and bed very comfortable. The staff made our welcome as if we are family. And the food wow so much to eat...and so tasty. As its an old place which we love as so with the stairs that we all adore. We are definitely going back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

Met with friends for lunch and had a lovely experience staff very attentive And time flew which is always a good sign

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

Recently stopped here for an evening meal and overnight stay whilst passing through the area. The food was gorgeous and the service fabulous, both in the restaurant on the evening and from the lady serving breakfast. The room for the overnight stay was just OK....Some care needs to be taken with the cleaning, it was not up to scratch. Cobwebs and dust to be easily found and the room smelt fusty (my clothes had this fusty smell imbedded in them by the time I left). Bathroom outdated and didn't even have a bin in there. Windows appeared to be single glazed and you could hear everything from the people out in the court yard. I think some sort of sound proofing is needed in this respect. It is a lovely quaint place and I would happily return to eat there if I am ever in the area. As for staying over, I think I would personally look for somewhere else.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 June 2019

Call in on Friday tea time for a bar meal , the fish and chips are an excellent choice ! The bar staff and waitress are very friendly especially Natalie - nothing was to much trouble for her ( even opening the tomatoe sauce sachets...for my 74 yer old father in law who was struggling 👍) Will certainly be returningMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 May 2019

Arrived to eat here on a Monday evening. Very quiet. New menu as we found out from waitress so were not sure what food was on menu at first. Plenty of choice. Had mains, Belly pork, Gammon and coffee to finish. Food was good, nicely...presented.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to the red lion a few times. One time I stayed in the Wesley suite, I’ve also been on a Sunday for dinner, and just popped by for a drink. It could do with being brought up to date slightly. But it’s good...for a quick meal or drink. It has character.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Red Lion Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5