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Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
Main Street, Kniveton DE6 1JH, England
+44 1335 345554
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“roast pork” (4 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street, Kniveton DE6 1JH, England
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Booked the Red Lion purely on spec as made a late decision to go out for scram. What a superb choice, friendly local pub with a smashing menu. Great service and attention without being overbearing. Give it a try.

Thank brendan g
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped off earlier on way back from Matlock via Carsington. Well worth it ! Excellent home cooked food for 5 of us. Two boys age 11& 12 and 3 adults. Excellent pork Loin with cider sauce with mustard mash,good sea bream, a home cooked pie...More

Thank M B D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

The young couple who ran the pub are outstanding. They have the right personalities to run such a place for locals and visitors. We were impressed to see a village pub open with plenty of life and buzz. The couple made us very welcome when...More

Thank deejayliv
Reviewed 14 June 2018

excellent cuisine with a good local atmosphere Pub takes part in local dominoe league Skittles league.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A group of 9 of us booked for Sunday lunch as we were staying near by. The food was great and the kids enjoyed the children’s menu. Quick, friendly service, nice atmosphere and good value. Would definitely go back

1  Thank nottyash2017
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We came across this great pub just as we were driving through whilst on holiday and decided to stop for lunch. The decor was really great. The place had a nice fresh and clean feel to it.The food was delicious and everything was very flavoursome...More

1  Thank pamelagN1638WY
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Lovely meal backed up by great service. finished off by the best French Coffee I have had for ages. All meals polished off with no trouble

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Booked here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch and the food was brilliant, I had soup to start with, roast pork for main course and chocolate pudding for dessert, excellent service and an all round great experience!

Thank Derby_Lad_2006
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Friendly pub with a lovely welcoming open fire. Stayed for Sunday dinner and were glad we did. 2 courses from about £12. We had the homemade soup of the day (cream of chicken bacon & leek) which was the nicest soup I have had for...More

2  Thank RaiDRay
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The food was fine. The only thing that spoilt the visit was the terrible and miserable service from the waitress.

Thank Martin P
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Questions & Answers
Cherie S
20 February 2018|
Response from Lynn N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is dog friendly if you have a well behaved dog!
Dean W
19 May 2016|
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Response from jim_barnwell | Reviewed this property |
I know they are not open Mon and Tues. We left a provisional booking on the answerphone and it was fine. I think life just moves at a more sedate pace in Kniveton than in the city! Who has got it right :-)
26 February 2015|
Response from Bridget S | Property representative |
We don't have a children's menu but do welcome well behaved children as we are a small intimate dining experience who welcome children at lunch but unfortunately not in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Kniveton DE6 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Kniveton
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 345554
The Red Lion is a small friendly pub with excellent beer & a small contemporary restaurant serving a wide range of excellent food from our award winning chef, ranging from good pub food to a la carte. We also have luxury en-suite accommodation. We welcome dogs, both in the bar & the accommodation.
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