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The Red Lion

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Middle Street | Dunston, Dunston LN4 2EW, England
+44 1526 322227
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Was the only couple in the restaurant but it was early. Ordered 2 burger meals and the chips and the burger were over-cooked. The burger was homemade but oh so dry. Staff were lovely and beer was good. House red wasn't to my sweet lady's taste. Won't be going again. However, with The Penny Farthing in Timberland now open and... More 

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Thank Cagey1960
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

As you walk in, you realise that you've walked into that lovely old village pub that you used to love. Friendly, efficient and lovely staff. Very helpful. I had a chicken based dish, and I'm guessing the product was locally sourced. Absolutely full of flavour. My wife had a curry dish, full of taste and we had to take some... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
1 review
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stayed for 1 night and ate in the restaurant. Accommodation is ok but very dated and shower was not more than a dribble. The food was shockingly bad, had a burger that was like rubber and cleary had been reheated. Sent it back only to receive another reheated burger that was slightly more edible. The broccoli bake was like baby... More 

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Thank Lullworth17
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice menu for lunch with lots of choice including game. Food well cooked and presented, very generous portions. My only negative comment is that with 4 eating areas, it may be a good idea to close off the dining room on quieter weekdays so that customers stand a better chance of being able to find a staff member to... More 

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Thank peediewife
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Having just got back from Sunday dinner at The Red Lion, Dunston I have to say it bought back great memories and the atmosphere and food was still great. We've used thus pub on any an occasion. Thus time we had their carvery service which was excellently cooked, generous and varied portions. You are always welcomed upon entry and the... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

One night stay as in the area for a Wedding Reception. Cannot fault the service, so friendly and went out of their way completely-the landlady even ironed my boyfriends shirt for him as we had forgotten to before we left. We were asking about taxis and they offered to take us to the venue too. Breakfast was excellent, really fresh... More 

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1 Thank Elisakv
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent carvery, good choices of roast meat and desserts. The pub also has a number of self catering accommodation. An ideal location for a peaceful rest and not far from the central Lincoln.

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1 Thank ASteele2014
Caythorpe, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went here for fathers day lunch on Sunday. Appears only to serve a carvery, but three of those two pints and a lemonade and lime came to just over £32. The problem is the small bar, the fact that we were sat in a table in the bar, not something I expected as we had booked. The carvery had four... More 

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1 Thank Tricky273
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well, I ordered the squash, beetroot, goats cheese burger, I had visions of a slice of each in a stack on the burger...but no it was a single veggie burger tasted of nothing....paid £9.99 , didn't eat it, didn't meet expectations, nothing more to be said,

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1 Thank Sarahlol
Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We visited the red lion again and just want say that its a good as ever. Food great and plenty of it, the beer selection was also good. As I was going to write this review I read some of the other reviews and I'm shocked at the negative reports. Have been visiting this pub twice a month for more... More 

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2 Thank lht777

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Street | Dunston, Dunston LN4 2EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Dunston
  • Phone Number: +44 1526 322227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?