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The Red Lion

) #218 of 339 Restaurants in Bedford £ , British,
470 High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 1234 359687
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
PRICE
£
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
470 High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
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11 - 20 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing. We sat down to read menu on day of launch and was not impressed. Who on earth did the research to come up with it? It's obvious to me that this has been created solely as a marketing ploy, and what the customer...More

Thank gromitlfc
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

As a family we love to come to the Red Lion food is nearly always spot on and when it isn't if you speak to a member of staff your problem is quickly solved. Looks like it's under new management again so let's see if...More

Thank Lacey S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We're unable to book a table over the phone, but that was not a problem as the pub had spare tables on a Sunday afternoon, the manager was helpful on the phone with my question about booking a table. Service - 2 - Ordering at...More

Thank Martz4040
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers and you are correct in that customers do collect own cutlery etc.. and this should have been...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Good service. Good food very good value. Always a favourite place to meet friends. Staff friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Thank Dogluva111
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

We always love to receive great feedback. Have a great day Regards Paul Stephenson General Manager

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here few times, but last couple of times it was awful. Today, our order got lost, after 25 mins waiting for a starter we asked and were told our order went missing and they are right on it. Started - onion rings...More

1  Thank Patrícia K
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi, Patrícia, Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention We strive to provide excellent service to our customers and your comments will be taken and used to improve standards/service for all our guests Regards Paul Stephenson General Manager

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just had a lovely meal here was busy (Sunday) but they made sure you knew how long food would be staff were really friendly ( the young lady who bought our meal out and cleared our table was very cheerful table 14)checked that your meal...More

1  Thank Lorraine D
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

We always love to receive great feedback. You really made our day today. Regards Paul Stephenson Manager

Reviewed 3 January 2017

After my last review of the Red Lion i thought things might have altered as i heard a new manager took over & i was right, things have changed for the worse. I wouldn't have come back here again but was invited by friends. The...More

Thank Ed6262
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to respond. We take our reviews very seriously. We strive to maintain excellent business relations. We can and will work towards resolving these issues to your & other guests satisfaction. Regards Paul Stephenson General Manager

Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had a spare Monday lunchtime so I decided to go with my wife to this pub in the pretty village of Elstow. The intention was to go and see Elstow Abbey and Moot Hall afterwards The building itself looks quite historical but has had...More

Thank joe_green
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We strive to provide excellent service, value, and quality to our customers. These are two of our most popular items. Your feedback is most valued so efforts can be made to ensure that the value and...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited for Lunch on a Monday. Chose Gammon,Egg, Pineapple, Peas and Chips for £8.50 for the two! Each meal was well presented and cooked to perfection. Washed down with a modestly priced but good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The old Pub has Bar Service and...More

Thank michaelbird2015
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Thanks for the feedback. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Red Lion. You really made our day today. Paul Stephenson General Manager

Reviewed 25 November 2016

We went on a Friday evening, was quite busy, but did not affect the service. The food was hot and tasty. Lovely friendly service, great value.

Thank natalie h
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Thanks for the feedback. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Red Lion, Elstow. You really made our day today with your feedback Regards Paul Stephenson General Manager

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9 November 2016|
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Response from Lozy092 | Reviewed this property |
Yes can get busy
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11 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 359687
Description
The Red Lion is a warm friendly family pub set in the historic village of Elstow.
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