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The Red Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner
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Under new ownership since March 2014, The Red Lion is a quintessentially English pub nestled on the banks of the River Severn. The Red Lion has extensive outdoor seating and a wonderfully refurbished interior which has transformed the inside of the pub. Log burning fires, warm and cosy dining areas and an extensive bar area for informal dining, The Red Lion is the perfect destination, whatever the weather.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When trying to think of a place to take my father on his 90th birthday I remembered the good food we had had here in summer & decided on here. I booked the previous day that wanted by phone & was told best to book...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carrie T
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Carrie and thank you very much indeed for taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you so much for thinking of us as the venue to celebrate your father's 90th birthday - we're so pleased you did. We're often thought of as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on Christmas eve on the way back home from a spa day. We arrived earlier than our booking but they were more than happy to accommodate us. My partner is vegan and gluten intolerant, that said the range of choices for her...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mediamatt123
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We know how tricky eating out can be with dietary intolerences and also how the range of dishes for vegans and/or vegetarians can sometimes be limited, so we always strive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely experience at The Red Lion pub. I'd stumbled upon the pub on a previous cycle ride and this time made a special detour back from Gloucester with my wife to visit, for lunch. We were not disappointed. The setting is beautiful, alongside the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GoDaddy99
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you also for taking a detour back to try us out - we're delighted you did and that you enjoyed your visit. You're right to say we do get busy in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The red lion is in a beautiful place,the food is very tasty, and of good quality, the staff is friendly, the pub is nice and warm , next to the river , dogs are welcome, which makes it nice and cozy, we will definitely be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Arlotte21
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Arlotte and thank you so much for the lovely review - you put smiles on all of our faces! We do hope it won't be long before you visit us again. With very kind regards from the team at The Red Lion

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch was excellent, 3 of us had the roast beef can't fault it was delicious! Desserts were good too. As ever, friendly welcome in this cosy riverside pub.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 90CathyMac
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Good afternoon Cathy and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and that the beef was delicious - this pure-bred Hereford beef is reared on our own farm just a...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Visited for the first time for many years, what a surprise, expecting the usual pub grub, the food was of high quality and very well presented and the staff were friendly and efficient. I won't be leaving it so long next time.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hello Andrew and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased to read that you rediscovered us and that you enjoyed your visit, the food and our lovely team. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. With...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We came for dinner on a Monday evening and had the most wonderful meal. Really well cooked homely meals with friendly service. Cosy but modern country pub right on the river. I can really recommend this place for food and setting. Really popular in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ed V
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Hello Ed! What a review - thank you so much! It's always lovely to hear what our customers think of their experience with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed yours. We hope it won't be too long until we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time despite being a longterm resident of the area - can’t quite believe it’s taken me so long to discover this lovely inn in its river-side spot! Loved the atmosphere in the pub and the relative privacy of the small rooms...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DeniseP1180
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello Denise and thank you so much for your lovely comments. Now you know where we are, we hope it won't be long until we can welcome you again!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We came here after having lunch a month ago. At that time we thought the menu was excellent, we chose the whitebait followed by an excellent 6oz steak. We both agreed that the steak was probably the best we had tasted. All in all an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello Ian and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your meals and are sorry you were disappointed that the menu had changed when you last visited. We are a little quieter in...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

I used to go fishing at Wainlodes as a teenager and one day I found some "fools gold" on the beach and thought I was going to be very rich. The beach and cliff have changed so much over the years as the river has...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Percy W
ShellyChamberlayne77, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello Percy. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The Red Lion certainly features in many people's childhood memories although as you say, it has changed a lot over the years. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the bread....More

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FrequentFlier806617
7 February 2019|
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Response from SarahN3274 | Reviewed this property |
Outside, yes. Inside I’d say call them.
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WalkerGloucester
25 August 2017|
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Response from ShellyChamberlayne77 | Property representative |
Apologies, I have only just seen this question. There isn't a disabled toilet I'm afraid. The Royal Exchange in Hartpury has a nice outside area and disabled loo.
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emma c
5 July 2017|
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Response from ShellyChamberlayne77 | Property representative |
No play area but children live rolling down the grass bank and balancing on the beam there for tying horses up to! Sorry for the very late reply
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