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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
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Georgia made my family and I feel extremely welcomed and comfortable upon our visit. She displays excellent customer service- 5* service!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food as always, very well organised, staff were excellent as usual. Plenty of space around tables.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2020 via mobile

My fiancé and I passed by the day before and remarked how she hadn’t been to the Red Lion in a while so when we got home I booked a table for the following day. Was my first trip here and I can confirm it’s...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2020

An absolutely memorable experience given for a very small reception we were able to do thanks to Lucy and the wonderful team including the chefs, that made a wonderful few hours. Their attendance in ensuring our safety due to COVID but also making us feel...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased we managed to fit you in at short notice before we closed and that you all enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon when we reopen :) Many thanks, Lucy

Reviewed 1 November 2020

Great food excellent staff and always a warm welcome, great selection on the menu and always a nice choice of beer and lagers

Date of visit: October 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 30 October 2020

Had a very enjoyable lunch at the Red Lion. The food was very good and came out quickly and our waitress, Amy, was very pleasant and helpful. Good social distancing.

Date of visit: October 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

We are so pleased to hear your enjoyed your visit to us! I will pass your kind words on to Amy. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Lucy

Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Our first visit today for Sunday lunch as a couple in this well run traditional pub. Easy to book, huge car park. Friendly welcome from staff with speedy prompt consistent service - we can tell you have been well trained 👌. The food was really...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

Thankyou for your kind words. It’s great to hear we are doing our job and giving you the most enjoyable visit possible. I will pass your comments on to the team - they will be pleased! We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks,...More

Reviewed 22 September 2020

Enjoyable food and good service. One of our party had her meal dropped in the kitchen, but was given a glass of wine and repeat order which she was prepared to wait for. This was free of charge!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a review - we really appreciate it! I am so sorry there was an issue with your meal but I’m pleased to hear it was rectified for you and you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to...More

Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

After previously having a forgettable experience at the Red Lion due to poor service, we decided to give it another go. The General Manager was on duty and suffice to say the service was excellent as previously we had to endure a laissez-faire service approach...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RedLionBrafield, General Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so pleased to hear that you had a much more enjoyable visit than on previous occasions. We have worked very hard to improve the food and service we provide and I’m happy...More

Reviewed 10 September 2020

Cannot fault this place. Ambience, service, happy staff, food- all brilliant! My fillet steak was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a creamy pepper sauce and crispy chunky chips. The rest of our party were similarly impressed although we all had different meals. Final bill...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Glenys B
4 October 2020|
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Response from RedLionBrafield | Property representative |
Hi yes we are taking bookings for Christmas Day, however we are only allowed to do a maximum of 6 per group I’m afraid due to the current guidelines. Thanks, Lucy General Manager
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Mabbo1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Radbone69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and all the food is amazing
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  • The Red Lion at Brafield is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4