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The Red Lion

££ - £££, British,
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (19 reviews)
“lamb shank” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Just visited the Red Lion for a second time for a family meal. Its a really nice, friendly, cozy pub/restaurant that serves a great selection of beer/ales. Anywhere that serves Doombar ale and Estrella lager on draught is not doing much wrong in my opinion!...More

Thank Paul C
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Paul, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston! I hope you have returned to us since you left this review and experienced a great visit. We are having a refurb in January and would love for you to...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I called with friends after shopping in Chester and had a lovely meal. Very quaint village pub with a variety of meals to choose from and I had the steak pie which turned out to be mahoosive....More

Thank saucysuzie
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi I have been looking through old reviews and am pleased to find such positive experiences. I do hope that you have been to us since and experienced a positive visit. We are having a new menu next week and a refurb in the new...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Pro's Lovely location Large car park with plenty of disabled spaces Beautiful interior Numerous open fires to sit around Great variety of seating to s Hi uit all choices Selection of real ales on Friendly attentive staff Con's £5 for two coffees a little pricey...More

Thank DamianLiverpool
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Damian, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston! I hope you have returned to us since you left this review and experienced a great visit. We are having a refurb in January and would love for you to...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

My Wife and myself went for lunch a few days ago. It wasn't busy (approx. 20 people). There were only two people in total working on the bar and the restaurant. I ordered a Southern Fried Chicken (the large portion) on the bone with chips....More

1  Thank Alanwales65
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Alan I am concerned you weren't happy with your visit but I am however, pleased that the Assistant Manager compensated you when it was brought to her attention. We are working hard at training the new team members to be as good as the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just been for a meal with 5 family members after going on a walk. We are giving 5* due to the amazing service given by our waitress Claire (Scottish accent). She was extremely friendly and very attentive. My first time at the pub and we...More

Thank Stan P
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Stan Claire is very pleased to have a personal mention in your review. She is an asset to our team and is working hard at training our new team members. Hope to see you again soon Sue

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch here on Christmas Eve. To be honest , the food was nice. We only had a light meal each but it was fine. Ordered a side dish of chips which never arrived and it was a challenge attracting attention. No body did...More

Thank VSS8
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry you feel my team neglected you as they have tried to been extremely attentive to all of our guests, especially over the festive period. Kind regards Sue Hughes General Manager

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Choose the three course Christmas lunch and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was very welcoming with log fires ablaze it felt very cosy.

Thank Denise A
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Denise Christmas is all over now and I have time to reply to all of our reviews. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you don't wait until next Christmas to return. See you soon. Sue & Team Red Lion

Reviewed 20 December 2016

I keep punishing myself by eating at this lovely country pub, cosy logs fires, good ales. Have eaten here many times. Always hoped that the food would be better than the time before! Hey, the chef never disappoints me! Another bad meal today, so disappointed....More

1  Thank 366pj55
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Your comments have been discussed with our kitchen team and they are grateful of your feedback. Regards Sue Hughes General Manager

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Booked online for an evening meal here. Had a very nice meal in a pleasant pub surroundings. the open fire was nice to see,

Thank AllanAndKK
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Many thanks for your review. The fires are lovely feature and are still blazing away. Regards Sue & Team @ The Red Lion

Reviewed 7 December 2016

My family and I celebrated my twin daughters birthday and received a friendly welcome and excellent service and food,especially the steaks

Thank porsch911
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review, I am very please your daughters enjoyed their birthday. Many thanks Sue & Team Red Lion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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