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British, Pub, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here whilst waiting for my mum having a scan at the Christie. Lovely food and drink with friendly staff. Nice big beer garden.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Red Lion WIthington Reviews, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Darren, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your day We look forward to your next visit Thank You!

Reviewed 10 January 2024

This olde style pub with home made food is ideal for meeting friends, morning coffee ,lunch,date night Hire the conservatory for a function It's an amazing place,

Date of visit: January 2024
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2024

Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your day We look forward to your next visit Thank You!

Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Here with family for my wife’s 60 th Birthday Staff and food have been super with the seasonal garden salad scoring high. Roast dinner v nice and waiting staff very good with the kids Enjoyed my tower burger

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2023

Hello Ronald, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed you afternoon. We'll pass on your great comments to our team We look forward to your next visit Thank You!

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

I meet up with an old friend here each year, she has annual appointments at The Christie which is literally just next door. There are a couple of car parks attached to the pub, one either side. Not a lot of spaces considering the size...of the venue and my friends had to park in a nearby multi-storey because there were no spaces and the roads adjacent are all permitted. This is a spacious traditional pub with a friendly feel. On arrival, we were served with drinks which were reasonably priced and there were menus on the table. We chose our meals and paid at the till and the food came out fifteen minutes later. I had the vegan burger which was served with chunky chips and was all delicious. the waiter was friendly and polite and all in all we had a lovely afternoon.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2023

Hello Ruth, We're glad that you enjoyed your afternoon with us and that you loved your food. We'll pass on your lovely comments to the team and hope you can bob in again some time Thanks

Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Staff very attentive and friendly. Felt very welcome from the moment we walked in. Food lovely and good portions

Date of visit: October 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Hi Amy Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Sean

Reviewed 21 September 2023

Best pub ever, with the best staff. Food was out of this world. Also the atmosphere was great which I think was created by the Manager Sean.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Thanks for such a lovely review. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Sean

Reviewed 17 September 2023

Had a Sunday roast with all the trimmings lots of veg, I had Turkey which was cooked to perfection, the rest of the family had roast beef. Excellent service and friendly staff

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Hi Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 16 September 2023

Came in for a quick bite to eat after a business meeting. The food was bland and very overpriced for what it was. Whilst ordering our food at the bar we heard one of the managers complaining about the staff that were on shift, who...were apparently "doing f*ck all". The staff who were on the bar were lovely and very attentive, but our whole experience was soured by the attitude of the management. Left a tip for the girl on the bar, but will not be returning in the future.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Hi Sorry to hear about your recent visit . If you would like to give me a ring so i can look into this further. Thanks

Reviewed 27 August 2023

It was truly the most terrible meal I've ever had. I Will never order a a meal there ever again. Nor will I recommend it. It was that rubbish I'm going to speak to the owners. Do not eat there at all

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Hi. Please give me a ring to discuss this further 0161 4342441 , the last thing we want to do is upset anyone and have a bad experience Please ask for Sean the manager. Thanks

Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely pub been there many times. Ordered a sharer dish yesterday, only to find out we couldn’t have it by a female member of staff shouting to a colleague “we don’t have any prawns so you’ll just have to tell them to order something else”...unprofessional to say the least! We are paying customers not someone of the street after a freebie. Food was disappointing for the price.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2023

Hello, Really sorry to hear of your experience on your last visit. If you would like to give us a ring to discuss this further, please do Thanks

Reviewed 2 June 2023

Nice pub and atmosphere. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating however, the food isn't great and very expensive for what it is. Can get a meal out in town for the same price and much better quality.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Sean Lithgow, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, please give us a call if you would like to discuss this further. We hope to see you back again soon so you can enjoy a better food experience with us. Thanks.

Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

Nice old-school pub, food is good and friendly staff. Very expensive compared to competitors in the area. The price of beer seems to increase every time I go there

Date of visit: February 2023
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Sean L, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2023

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We will share this with the team. Thanks

Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere very clean and comfortable. Food was excellent and good value.Will definitely visit again in the future.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Sean L, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2023

Hello Dave Thanks for leaving us a review. We're glad you enjoyed you time here at The Red Lion. We'll see you again soon! Thanks The Red Lion

Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Came here with a friend for a quick catch up. The quality of the Guinness pouring was second to none and the thick cut chips were to die for! Absolutely will be coming again

Date of visit: January 2023
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Sean L, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2023

Thank you for leaving us such a great review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 2 January 2023

Booked a table for 7 on New Year's Day as strangers to the area, purely on the fact it looked ok and was within walking distance of our accommodation. So went with no great expectation and were very pleasantly surprised. Service was friendly, quick and...efficient and food was delicious. Interior of the pub nicely furnished and decorated, warm and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Sean L, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2023

Thank you for leaving us such a great review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope that you had a fantastic night. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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The Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4