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The Red Lion

#2,364 of 18,788 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
+44 20 8748 2984
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see Shakespeare in the garden last night it was truly amazing; great actors very engaging with the audience and very well organised. The bar staff were amazing and so friendly towards everyone such a lovely ambience I would defiantly reccomend this pub...More

Thank Storyteller553455
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 'Storyteller553455' Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed our successful Shakespeare show, we involve all our staff with these reviews & they will be so proud to have been mentioned, as are we. Thanks again, Kind regards, Red

Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of space with good outdoor seating and garden. Food was ok pub food with odd aspirations to be seen as gourmet. Seemed expensive at £13 for leek pie with mash and £14 for a cheese burger. Fish and chips good and tasted ok but...More

Thank _paulcary
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, your comments have been processed. regards Red

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us had a fabulous time last night. The salmon, burger and lamp cutlets were cooked to perfection by the chefs. The staff were second to non and a big thank to Meghan who looked after us - a real asset to the company....More

Thank Lisa G
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent review, thank you Lisa for taking the time to write it. So happy you had a good time, looking forward to your return. best regards, Red

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good large family pub with a large garden and plenty of seating indoors - fairly priced decent pub nosh - possibly a bit over-elaborated, but maybe that's what you have to do now

Thank Peter B
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Glad you enjoyed our nosh, we have to over-elaborate it sometimes, it keeps the chefs interested !! Hope to see you again soon, regards, Red.

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

A perfect Sunday, the sun was out beaming bright and hot, my dear cousin and his family with a new member - Enzo, joined us at our regular haunt for a Sunday Roast that always hits the spot. The Roast Chicken Sharer and we went...More

Thank ChoicesByTheRaj
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you ever so much for your kind review so glad you also enjoyed the sun we laid on for no extra charge !! best regards, Red

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited on Mondatbnight to celebrate our friend’s birthday. From the off - the minute they took our drinks order we knew they would give us a good night. Despite not having enough of one dish the waiter/barman handled everything admirably. One...More

Thank TherinaB
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Wow ! - such a lovely review, thank you, Hamish is so happy you remembered him , he is going to get our Employee Of the Month award for his efforts ! (but don't tell him yet, we'll keep it a secret for now) !...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Only stopped for a quick drink but will be back to really take in the garden and the food looked amazing. Staff are really friendly to.

Thank Elaine H
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for the kind words , be sure to come back again for a longer visit ! best regards, Red

Reviewed 27 July 2018

It's almost 40 years since I visited Barnes, and knew nothing about this pub until we passed it on the way to the London Wetland centre. I'd have been quite happy to spend the day here instead of the Wetland, but we did call in...More

Thank louthrambler
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you 'louthrambler' for your kind words & lovely review, so happy you enjoyed your visit, hope you come again one day. best regards Red

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Some of the best pub food in SW London cooked by a very professional team so dishes are well up to restaurant standards. Always an interesting menu with a good choice & friendly service. In good weather there is an attractive garden with many tables....More

Thank Peter r
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for the kind review as we have said before on here, we work hard on our lovely pub & it is great to be recognised. much appreciated , kind regards, Red

Reviewed 23 June 2018

My prawn sandwich was less than perfect (way too much sauce), but my brownie sundae was delicious and served beautifully. My biggest complaint with the Red Lion is that the service seemed to take forever. We had to flag down members of staff over and...More

Thank Megan W
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Megan, Shame on the downside of your review, sorry you had a less than perfect visit, hopefully one day you may reconsider and we'll get a chance to make you happy on all points. kind regards Red

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 2984
  • E-mail
Description
A local's favourite & well known pub food destination. One of the best kept beer cellars in the country & fantastic selection of wines. With the aid of a recent renovation now one of the most beautiful pubs you'll ever see. Also boasting a stunning outdoor space with both adult & family areas, BBQs in the summer & a fire pit to keep off the night time chills. One of the jewels in leafy South West London's crown. Eat, drink, relax, enjoy then repeat !
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