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The Red Lion at Brafield

££ - £££, British,
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
+44 1604 890707
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of a large party for a Christmas lunch. Food was excellent but the starter portions were very tiny. I had the scollops. Well, scallop in the singular, cut in twain. For main I had an excellent risotto, flavour was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 124anthonyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with family on Christmas Eve for a special meal - what a disappointment. The menu looked promising, great variety and I think that's their downfall! My advice; do a few things well instead of many things badly. The starters were all perfectly lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Cumberland sausage with lentils and Savoy cabbage. Informed that there wasn’t any lentils, was mashed potato acceptable? Yes fine said. The food arrived with red cabbage. I sent it back and ordered fillet of cod and chips. The fish arrived and tasted of ammonia....More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank milstead01
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Pretty average Sunday lunch - very greasy! Ordered dessert - didn’t have cheesecake. Ordered another - tasted sour! Wouldn’t go again!!

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank soozie26
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

It’s been some time since I visited the Red Lion Restaurant but I was not disappointed. We had a super Xmas lunch with friends and the food was delicious. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and our waitress made us feel very welcome. I’ll...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Grant L
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Called in on the off chance for lunch on a quiet Monday. Asked if there was a table free for two.The lady then asked have you booked. I said no and she picked up two menus and took us to a seat. We were placed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thesmiths108
Reviewed 6 December 2018

As a group of friends we went to The Red Lion at Brafield on Sunday evening 3rd December. The service was very good as was the food. One small critiscm there was not enough vegetables. It was a relaxed atmosphere and we didn't feel under...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

2nd time been in will be the last new manager needs training in customer service very off hand with his comments and needs to smile more just as well he has good staff or he wouldn’t have any business . Shame used to be nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank alib47384
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Actually can't really complain at all. The food was really good. The staff a delightful group very helpful and lovely pub.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 455neilm
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Booked to make sure we had high chairs for young children arrived to find only one available and we had 3 babies. The quality of the food was awful - 45 minutes to serve a cold Sunday lunch. The birthday girl was 92 . the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank CathChisholm
RedLionBrafield, Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for taking your time to express your views on your recent visit to us and am sorry to hear that your visit was not up to our usual high standards on such a special occasion. I have taken the time to address the...More

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8 April 2018|
Response from Radbone69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and all the food is amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 890707
  • E-mail
Based in the pretty village of Brafield-on-the-Green just outside of Northampton, The Red Lion is a traditional yet upmarket country pub surrounded by Northamptonshire countryside. A real retreat for anyone who visits, The Red Lion offers a relaxed ambience and superb Modern European cuisine. The lounge is a cosy space filled with leather sofas, the garden is simply beautiful and the dining room is the slightly more formal area. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Chris Simpson who boasts extensive experience on the London gastro pub scene. His menu is full of exciting dishes such as braised corn fed chicken with bean and chorizo cassoulet or lamb rump with rosemary polenta, Savoy cabbage and red wine jus. Having received a nod from none other than Egon Ronay, The Red Lion is well worth checking out if you are in the area.
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