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The Red Lion at Brafield

) #75 of 433 Restaurants in Northampton ££ - £££ , British,
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
00:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
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1 - 10 of 409 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had lunch outside on a beautiful hot day, everything was top notch, from the drinks to the food, waitress was a bit off-ish and not too friendly but that didn't spoil it for us, the food made up for it 100%, can highly recommend 👌

Thank Elmarie_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here many times. Evening meals, lunch times and Sunday afternoon drinks. The welcome is always warm and the atmosphere cosy and intimate. In winter it's snug and in summer the garden sprawls around 2 sides of the building. There is an outside seating...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have now been to this pub twice on the first occasion having a waiter that was absolutely shockingly unpleasant didn't put me of coming again to give the place another chance, as she might of have a bad day, so I did bringing friends...More

Thank prity407
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting very nice, decor attractive, staff efficient, quick service, easy parking and then the but. I thought it was expensive for the quality of food we received and our meals were ok but! Just something not quite there eg thrice cooked chips that were pale...More

Thank LadyAnne253
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner for a family birthday. The food was good with two exceptions. The calamari was 5 small balls of fairly chewy calamari. The star of the dish was lost in the over powering batter and it was very over priced for what...More

Thank Jane B
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for Sunday dinner with family we didn't go for the starter but ordered the main course dinner my wife had roast beef with cauliflower cheese as side order the Yorkshire pudding was like rubber the cauliflower cheese was inedible the cheese sauce just...More

Thank Martin M
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here numerous times for both food (lunch & dinner) and drink. Its decent enough and reasonably priced. Service is generally good.

Thank clamlo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why every pub around here is called The Red Lion but it just seems the way it is. We Visited her on a Friday for lunch. The food was of a good quality and quickly served and at a reasonable price. The...More

Thank FriendlyPelican
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times for both dinner and drinks only as well. Staff are always so happy to help and just a generally gorgeous pub.

Thank Eve H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We used to live near The Red Lion but hadn't been there so we thought we'd go for dinner on a lovely sunny day. The staff were very welcoming but didn't hound us for our order. There was a friendly atmosphere. The food was exceptional....More

Thank guycath
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
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Description
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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