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The Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539266
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (41 reviews)
“stone circle” (102 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for a wander around Avebury and some lunch. The pub is what you expect from a Pub Co. in a tourist hot spot. Staff were friendly and efficient, but didn't feel very homely. Clientele seemed to be mostly passing trade. Might have expected...More

Thank HungryEaterDrinker
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been past this place many times but always in the summer when it was very busy called in Saturday lunchtime and had a lovely meal and very friendly service can't wait to go again

Thank morganlefay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch en-route to Wroughton. Pub seemed attractive and nicely situated with a comprehensive menu and good beers. Food and drinks were OK and fair value, considering the venue and staff were friendly but food service rather slow.. However, the pub interior...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly pub, with a cosy atmosphere. Enjoyed a light lunch with a local amber ale. Good service and good food.

Thank Red2Green
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Red2Green Thank you for your kind words regarding our service and lovely friendly pub, Be sure to visit us again! Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion at Avebury is quite a nice pub, but especially so as it is directly adjacent the ancient Avebury stone circle, which dates from about 5,000 years ago! We parked in the pub car-park, while we walked around the ancient stones, which cover...More

Thank aramis
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a kind and informative review and we hope to see you again soon Many Thanks Ryan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion is the only pub in Avebury, and there is little competition so the pub could be lacklustre and still survive, thankfully despite this the Red Lion is superb. They have a nice selection of drinks, but the food excels. When you look...More

Thank Teresa H
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tereas Thank you for such a complimentary review and for lovely comments on our food and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Reagrds Ryan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surrounded as it is by one of the most perfect English villages. This pub does not disappoint when it comes to service and a welcoming feeling. The beer and food are of a high standard and served promptly during our visit but it has to...More

Thank michaely416
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael Thank you for a lovely review and its great to read you think the beer and food is of a high standard. Kind Regards] Ryan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Avebury for a couple of days and on both nights we reserved a table. Even though the Red Lion was very busy on both nights we must congratulate all the staff for the efficiency. Gammon was really lovely. The fillet steak was cooked to...More

Thank Susie Y
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Susie Thank you for such a lovely review. Our chefs check trip advisor on a regular basis and we be delighted to read your kind words. When you visit again be sure to pop in and say hi. Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for a bite after walking the Avebury Stone Circles.Very busy on the day we visited,but,staff seemed to cope well.Only ate off of the value menu.No real complaints,not the tastiest,but far far from the worst.Certainly go back again when perhaps not so busy and...More

Thank Brian I
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brian Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please do come back when less busy! Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Red Lion is a great location to take a break from walking and exploring the fields of Avebury. Have been there a couple times and have enjoyed the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere of the Red Lion. The menu is your typical pub fare...More

Thank FlyPA12
Ryan R, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words regarding our helpful staff and good cold pints. Hope to see you again one day and be sure to recommend us to others travelling near by. Kind Regards Ryan

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Questions & Answers
Valerie T
12 June 2017|
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Response from Dolemite600 | Reviewed this property |
When I went last time I used a hotel in Swindon, near to the bus station and just caught the bus in each day. A lot cheaper.
30 August 2016|
Response from davey2711 | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at Avebury Parked in pub car park before 12 and pub wasn't open ?? So I'm guessing ... No
30 October 2015|
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Response from LWF2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Right next to the stone circle and close to Avebury manner. Parking onsite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Avebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 539266
The Red Lion is set in the tiny village of Avebury which is three miles in radius and some 2000 years older than Stonehenge! Refurbished Winter 2013 the pub is 400 years old and located at the centre of the stone circle where every six weeks a pagan festival is held. It is in the Top Ten list of most haunted pubs in the country and has been seen on TV as such. The main ghost is that of an old landlady "Florrie" who was killed here by her husband. Ghosts aside, this destination food house is a lovely thatched listed cottage with cobbles and a large mill stone in the car park and low ceilings, beams and traditional wood furniture with a modern twist inside. Food is served from an extensive main menu and specials board, offering a good selection of quality pub fayre with a good range of wines available to complement the experience or a choice of real ales if preferred. The Wadworth brewery is only two miles away! Our clientele are generally tourists and visitors but there is a friendly welcome for anyway wishing to have a drink or dine.
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