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The Red Lion

High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539266
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“pie” (17 reviews)
“stone circle” (115 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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1 - 10 of 982 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

well, it's the only pub in the world that is right in the middle of a huge stone circle that has powerful energy.... what else? of course, this brings with it the view... as for service, it's as if the staff acts as if the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mepilan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a very relaxing couple of hours here on a freezing evening sat by a roaring fire drinking port! Friendly staff and welcoming, chilled out atmosphere. Nice selection of gins and other drinks. The food exceeded my expectations, they were still serving at 4pm and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BristolJacquelyn
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jacquelyn Thank you for your lovely review glad you enjoyed your meal and our cosy fire :) Look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow I never ate before in the middle of an Iron Age Temple, if you are at all sensitive to energies then you will find some of the bar rooms more habitable than others....

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank singingbowl777
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thank you for your review kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 1 week ago

we love this place and often eat here, if we can get a table, today (Monday) it was very quite which was nice for quick service ,i had the sirloin steak and trimmings,my son had lasgne,he was very happy with his, my steak was cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gail C
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gail Glad you enjoyed your visit and great to read the steak was cooked perfectly we hope to see you and your son again soon. Regards Ryan

Reviewed 1 week ago

but they're well used to it, and plan accordingly. If you go mid-week it can be very quiet. The main bar area was refurbished about 5 years ago, and works better now, there's plenty of seating throughout the entire pub, two bars to be served...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank SorchaUB
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thank you for your lovely review hope to see you again soon. Regards Ryan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick stop in Avebury and ended up here for lunch. The pub is lovely, and I'm pretty sure I they served the best macaroni and cheese I've ever eaten.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ZuzuMaine
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ZuzuMaine Thank you for a lovely review glad you enjoyed your mac and cheese! Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Sunday lunchtime with a group of 10. We had booked a table a few weeks before. Beautiful pub from the outside with a traditional thatched roof. We ordered food at the bar and waited a very long time for this to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank purplesky1977
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi purplesky Sorry you felt the service was poor please do try us again and we will do our best to not confirm a time which doesn't clash with other big tables. Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been meeting up at the Red Lion two or three times a year for a while. Great setting, dog friendly, always busy. Sunday lunch is always buzzy. Both today and our last visit they seemed to be short staffed & grumpy and the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A1tchwh
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi A1tchwh Thank you for your review. Sorry the service was not upto its usual standard please try us again and we will make sure we offer you and your family the service you deserve. Thank you for your kind words regarding the setting, although...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well it was pissing down with rain so legged it into the pub . Lovely atmosphere and the food was pretty good to. We visited Avebury in November so not too busy but I bet in the season this place gets heaving.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 289jimf
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your nice review and kind words regarding atmosphere and food. Hopefully see you again soon. Kind Regards Ryan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a party of 7. Food was OK--it all arrived hot. My Hunters chicken was a bit dried up and had clearly been in the microwave. Good chips. Staff pleasant. Only 1 toilet operational, and the lock on the other was delicate! By...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judy J
AveburyRedLion, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Judy J Thank you for your review. Please be assured the toilet issue is being addressed. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and food. Kind Regards Ryan

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oliversjjdv
4 January 2018|
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Response from Ryan R | Property representative |
Hi Oliver, We are dog friendly and allow well behaved dogs in the bar area. Look forwarding to seeing you and your dog soon ! Kind Regards Red Lion Avebury
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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.
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Brianthegood
30 August 2016|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Meals
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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