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The Red Lion

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Aldworth Road, Reading RG8 8NG, England
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
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“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“puds” (2 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Aldworth Road, Reading RG8 8NG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a shame. Not a welcoming atmosphere. It has lost that lovely cosy country pub feel. More like a tea room. Chunky curtains, sterile paint. Few pictures. Please please please do something about the decor! It is not inviting at all. The TV is on...More

1  Thank greattimesagain
Reviewed 1 week ago

new chef and new menu plus bar snacks. Tried the calamari - excellent Quails egg scotch eggs are moorish Looking forward to trying more from the menu Seriously give it try Don't think you will be disappointed

Thank james r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has such potential. What a let down. My wife asked the very arrogant / moody / too cool for school (not) barman for a menu. He didn’t even look at her, didn’t say anything and flicked his thumb towards a blackboard behind him....More

1  Thank DBird12ty
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We live in the village and really want the Red Lion to be somewhere we want to pop into on a regular basis. Unfortunately after 3 visits we have had to conclude it's still really lacking on a number of points. As previously said in...More

2  Thank Alison R
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I was hesitant after reading some reviews. Food is definitely worth a try I had the burger nice and moist with homemade twice cooked chips it was lovely. The Cod dish looked amazing nice crispy skin with caramelized Chicory. Third dish was beer battered fish...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Having lived in the village for a long time , we used the pub regularly , it was always warm and cosy in the winter , with lovely open log fires , and friendly staff and locals , and busy in the summer , with...More

2  Thank Johns123202
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We ate at The Red Lion last night as a group of ladies out for a catch up. The menu was very limited compared to how it used to be. Two large glasses of Rjoca set us back £17 ! The burgers came and were...More

1  Thank Sammi-Lou17
Reviewed 24 January 2018

They charge £6.75 for a 125 ml glass of prosecco (you basically get a tall flute with an inch of fluid in the bottom) Given that you can get six 125 ml glasses from a 750 ml bottle and that a decent bottle of Prosecco...More

2  Thank ReadingBerkshire_10
Reviewed 24 January 2018

As locals to The Red Lion we are desperate for it to be a success. I think it could be similar to the very successful Miller of Mansfield in Goring with a few small changes. Our thoughts from visiting: - The lighting could be toned...More

3  Thank AX8654
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We live within half a mile, have had mixed experiences in the past but would love to have a prosperous, local pub within walking distance. Thought that we'd go for a bite and a drink this Saturday lunchtime. Noted web site was a mess but...More

1  Thank MattFlorin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aldworth Road, Reading RG8 8NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01491-67-12-34
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