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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I popped in for a warm up and a bite to eat this lunchtime. All the staff were really friendly and the rooms were all cosy thanks to a lovely big open fire. The food we ordered arrived quickly and was all...high quality. It's a place we'll make a point of visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

This pub was very busy and unless you had booked, it was a wait. We therefore went for a walk around the quaint village and came back a bit later. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my food, I had a well-done...burger with a lot of chips, in fact I couldn't eat it all and had half to take away. My friend ordered a vegetarian curry with lentils, which she said was very nice too. My food was £18.75 with a coke, some would class that as reasonable, I thought it was a bit expensive if I'm honest. Overall a nice place to visit if in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2024

Aprilforbes, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We are glad you were able to dine with us on such a busy day. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 14 January 2024

Last Wednesday together with two friends we went to the Red Lion for lunch and we really enjoyed the outing. Our friends can be quite persnickety but praised us for our choice of venue. The food was good and service friendly. What we liked is...that the menu offered a range of winter warmers and some customers were just having hot chocolate and a large portion of cake. Nice that it is so flexible in the offerings. So today seven of us went for Sunday lunch and again it was excellent. The pub was nicely busy, and service attentive. We all enjoyed the food, and the servings were generous. Overall a very pleasant family lunch. Look forward to visiting the Red Lion again in the future.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Cliveinoz, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Red Lion, Lacock! We are really happy that you enjoyed our beautiful pub and out food and found our menus / food offer varied enough to please everyone in your large group....More

Reviewed 25 November 2023

Friendly and welcoming pub, we had the roast chicken breast, that was a bit dry but the rest of the meal was great.

Date of visit: November 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2023

Hello Toscanafan123, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback, we will feed your comments back the Sunday kitchen team. Regards The Red Lion

Reviewed 28 October 2023

Cheerful courteous staff, great atmosphere, super food and very comfortable room. I would recommend or.

Date of visit: October 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Hi Charliems2343km, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Red Lion, Lacock. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Regards The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 16 October 2023

A lovely venue for lunch when visiting Lacock. Staff were very friendly and great table service. Atmosphere was relaxed and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2023

Adventure673171, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Lacock! We hope top see you again soon! The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 2 October 2023

Satisfactory basic accommodation, if a little overpriced. Popular bar and pleasant food. Our bedroom, although comfortable, was in need of a makeover. The bathroom shower fitting was broken but with a short stay we made do. We were wakened early, 7 ish, by kegs being...shifted in the area beneath our window: fair play, it’s a pub. The cooked breakfast was excellent but the intermittent WiFi was a real nuisance. Would we stay here again? Probably not.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Richardft1060oy, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Yes, we are aware that the building is a bit tired, but we are on the list patiently awaiting out turn for a face lift. The shower head has...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Food was fine but service was just chaotic. Staff didn’t know what was on the menu and what wasn’t. Left in the end after one course as couldn’t wait any longer. Would certainly not return. I think this place must survive just due to the...amount of tourists. Why can’t places train staff to a high standard, good service is not difficult to achieveMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2023

900garethl, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. It is clear something went wrong on your visit as this is not our ususal standard or the type of feedback...More

Reviewed 20 September 2023

I tried this place for Sunday lunch, on a rather rainy day. The impression was suddenly positive, not only because of the charm about the place, but also because I was quite lucky, securing the last table available at that moment. And without a reservation!...I had my Sunday roast under the tent in the courtyard, which had something quite poetic under the rain. The roast itself was of rather good quality, especially the Yorkshire pudding. It was not like those very average ones resembling to dry sponges, but a proper one. The beer selection was good too. Besides an IPA from their parent brewery I also had one from Tiny Rebel, a brewery I particularly like. Service was very good too. Definitely a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Called in here expecting to find we should have booked, but it was ok. They had a table free so we took it. The menu was for Sunday lunch…..4 courses! We asked if we could just have a starter and they said yes, so we...both had the cold pie and salad. It was absolutely brilliant, with a layer of cheese through the middle of the pie. More than enough for us at midday. I could see plates of roast dinner passing us for other tables and it looked wonderful! With a cold drink (J20) the lunch came to £8.40. Very good value. Lovely atmosphere! Perfect! If ever we are travelling the M4 again we will definitely call in here!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2023

Lilymarlene100, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations and that you enjoyed your visit. The pork & cheese pie was a trail dish and its good to get your feedback. We hope you find your way back along...More

Reviewed 31 August 2023

This pub was very busy last Sunday and we received excellent caring friendly staff. Our Sunday lunch was thoroughly enjoyable. The decor needed a bit of a paint but that is what to be expected from an old pub. We will be having another meal...there soon.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2023

Brenda L, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Red Lion, Lacock! The Red Lion Team

Reviewed 28 August 2023

Meals did not come out same time first meal was out ten minutes before the last meal. All the meals were only warm .Music too loud won't be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Robert H, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit with us or the live music outside. The menu did state that food from the BBQ menu and the...More

Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

This pub is a nice place to stop off for a drink or a meal. The service is efficient and friendly, but the pub does get very busy, so you may have to wait or struggle to get a table if eating. The food was...very tasty (we had roast dinners) but a little pricey.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Madmaidenman, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and the Roast dinners here at The Red Lion, Lacock!. It does indeed get very busy at times, but we are glad we could accommodate you on your visit. Kind regards The Red Lion

Reviewed 26 August 2023

This pub has a somewhat captive audience in Laycock so doesn't need to try too hard & consequently doesn't. Very average ham, egg & chips @ £15 was too expensive & a 3 star food hygiene rating is a bit of a bother. I have...to say that the staff were very nice (if a bit thin on the ground) & clearly working hard but we won't be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Dma59, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. With the increased cost of food the ham, egg & chips is one of the most popular meals both for value and quality and we...More

Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

We were staying in the lovely village of Laycock and chose this pub to eat on Friday evening. I had the fish and chips which was very nice and hubby had the burger, which he also said was nice. The chips were delicious! It wasn't...the absolute best we'd had but it was perfectly fine. It is a little expensive for the portion sizes but this is Wiltshire! The thing that let it down were the badly behaved children running up and down while people were eating and also the fact that very small children (pre-school) were allowed to stand at the bar. I know times have changed but this is a country pub, not a Whacky Warehouse! And whoever decided children should be allowed at the bar?! I know this isn't necessarily down to the pub itself, but other pubs and restaurants do have signs up stating that children are not allowed at the bar. With the shrieking from the children we decided that we wouldn't linger for another drink or dessert. Shame as it's a nice country pub.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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mike pope, General Manager at The Red Lion Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2023

Debbie S, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Lacock - except for the kids running around ofcourse. We are a family friendly pub in a tourist location and we welcome children / families visiting our beautiful village and pub....More

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They have their own car park with plenty of room. Try to arrive early.
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