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The Red Lion at Brafield

££ - £££, British,
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
+44 1604 890707
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (55 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
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 via mobile

Never left a review before but felt compelled to do so. Two of us ordered burgers, and both were dry and burnt. Would have complained but getting hold of staff was difficult. When they came to clear I advised that I was not impressed by...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the special vegan supper club menu. Food was amazing. Hopefully this will be a regular event!

Thank sheila186349
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu with many lovely dishes to try. Excellent value for money menu too, £13.95 for 2 courses and £16.95 for three. Ham hock and pea terrine with fig and honey chutney is a must - it's excellent - I warn you though, one portion...More

Thank LokiLaaLaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had drinks here before, we called in last night for dinner. We hadn’t booked and had no problems in getting a table. We were taken through to the restaurant and placed a drinks order at the table. The drinks arrived quickly and we placed...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pub in nice setting away from main road, outdoor eating area lovely & pleasant. The starter was delicious pork crackling best ever tasted. Main meals hot, plentiful and different from standard menu in many pubs. Staff friendly and efficient I can’t wait to return.

Thank daydreamer63
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Red Lion is within easy distance of Northampton and I was there with family for lunch. We sat outside on a hot day which meant that some of our party were baking in the sun. The place was busy so service was a bit...More

Thank EastLondonEjs
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here on a bank holiday weekend for a meal and while the food was lovely, the staff absolutely soured the whole experience. Not one of them cracked a smile. They were impatient and in a huff and a puff, making us really uncomfortable. Such...More

1  Thank Farel W
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

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 15 May 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service, loved the starter selection. Very quick service didnt have to wait too long at all. Nice garden area and good dining experience.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Went to The Red Lion on a Saturday evening, was shown to our table and handed menus. I was looking to have one of there burgers.....I noticed it said you could 'double up your burger for £4 more. Feeling hungry I thought I would go...More

1  Thank Andyknows1
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Thank you for taking time to leave such a detailed review of your recent visit, I would like to discuss this further with you and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk Kind Regards

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Great beer garden and lovely food. We will definitely go again. The staff are friendly and we both loved our food. It was good to have some healthier food options included on the menu and I can recommend the sesame salmon.

Thank Kelly S
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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