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The Red Lion roars again! Our local pub has been brought back to life. A former 18th century coaching inn, The Red Lion in Peppard Common has reopened its doors offering seasonal food, local ales and fine wines. “We wanted to bring our local pub back to life. A small yet traditional establishment with English conviviality and full of character. We believe pubs are the hub of the community, must be saved and wanted to make sure the village didn’t lose another piece of its history. We look forward to welcoming one and all back to The Red Lion in due course.”
PRICE RANGE
£9 - £32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

10 of us visited yesterday - a family gathering to remember our lovely mum who passed away 6 months ago and it would have been her birthday. It couldn’t have been more perfect, we sat in the tent and, as the only people in there,...it just what we needed (like our own private party!). The serving staff are amazing. The food surpassed our expectations. Thank you Red Lion.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are thrilled that you chose us for your special day and that it all went so well. We hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service we received was fantastic from start to finish. Izzy especially looked after us. She was very attentive. Her customers service was brilliant, she went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Our food came very quickly after ordering. The...atmosphere was great. A great experience overall and will we definitely be back.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving your 5* review. We are really pleased that you received such good service and all hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5 Value for money: 5/5 Couldn’t recommend this idyllic, understated pub situated 6.5miles north of Reading and 5.5miles west of Henley. The old, traditional pub has recently been refurbished and boasts a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. The staff were very attentive...and friendly, always smiling and polite. However, by far, the best thing about this gem is their food. I wouldn’t be surprised if they won any Rosettes or Michelin awards for the quality of their food - they truly deserve it! I cannot wait to return. I hope they have more of their succulent, mouthwatering pork on my next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! I have passed on your wonderful comments to the rest of the team who were delighted. We all look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, I love their Sunday roasts, the sirloin of beef is always cooked beautifully and perfectly medium, almost edging medium-rare but I’m sure if you wanted it more well done you could disappoint the chef and ask for it to be cooked a bit...more. The pork belly is often a firm favourite if I’m in the mood for that. A good selection and variety of veg too. The fish and chips are all homemade, even homemade tartar sauce! Our waitress on our last visit was Izzy who was lovely and polite, attentive but not intrusive. One of our favourite restaurants to visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much! I have shown your review to the rest of the team, thank you very much!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Red Lion is a great pub and has great food. We turned up on the off chance and got seated. Our food was amazing - well cooked, generous portions and the best bit, the chef and manager adjusted my friend's food and bill as...she brought her own Gluten Free rolls. Above and beyond. It is a friendly, accommodating and excellent pub (dog friendly too) and I would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving you review, it's great to hear that you were so well accommodated! I have passed on your feedback to the team, we all look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service again The pub was not busy but food as good as usual My friend had the lamb -very very good The carrot soup of the day was delicious Thanks Izzy

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for leaving your review, we are all really pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 19 April 2024

Food was amazing, and great selection of drinks. Our waiter Max and waitress Izzy were so lovely and helpful. An amazing night, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your 5* review! I have passed on your feedback to Max, Izzy & the kitchen team who were thrilled! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2024

We came here for lunch with extended family in the Easter holidays. The food and waiting staff were amazing. Will and Max looked after our every need, including my son’s off menu dessert!! I can highly recommend the pork main dish, the crackling was the...best I’ve eaten. Compliments to the chef. Lovely pub, lovely atmosphere, lovely food. We will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2024

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5* review, I have passed on your feedback to Will, Max and the kitchen team who were delighted! We all look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2024

A very enjoyable evening good service from Hannah and Tom. The food was delicious and we will certainly be returning in the near future when visiting family.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for leaving your review! I have passed on your feedback to Hannah! We all hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2024

We visited The Red Lion on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Such a gorgeous country pub and restaurant. We were warmly greeted with a big smile from Tom behind the bar and then shown to our reserved table. The waiting team were great ,...polite, attentive and professional. My starter ,from the special menu,was delicious. I can’t remember exactly what it was called but it was a creamy ball of cheese in a crispy crumb with a sweet chutney. I had a medium sirloin steak for main course with a creamy, smooth peppercorn sauce. It was cooked to perfection. For dessert I chose Blood Orange Parfait,white chocolate soil,blood orange gel. A dessert to die for in my opinion. The parfait was perfectly balanced with the white chocolate soil which had almost a white chocolate shortcake flavour to it. My mother in law really wanted an Affogato dessert ,which was not on the menu but Hannah ,Tom and the team were happy to accommodate. Looking forward to returning with friends soon. Thankyou for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2024

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are all really pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to your return visit!

Reviewed 31 March 2024

Fantastic night Great food New menu this week and we all had wonderful starters and main courses Usual efficient service

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Hello, We are all really pleased that you enjoyed our new menu and had such a good evening! Thank you for leaving your review, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 31 March 2024

We recently visited The Red Lion at Peppard Common on a Tuesday evening to try their new menu, and it was an absolute delight. We opted for the pork chop and the red mullet with lobster and romesco sauce, both of which were incredibly delicious....For Dessert, the option of a single scoop of salted caramel ice cream was a perfect ending to our meal. The ambiance of the pub was charmingly cosy with its traditional, old-worldy decor and lit candles on every table. The staff were not only lovely but also very knowledgeable about the food they were serving, and their attentiveness added to the overall positive experience. The Pinot Grigio we chose paired wonderfully with our dishes, especially complementing the flavours of the cured salmon and stem ginger starter. The pork chop was generously sized, juicy, and cooked to perfection, perfectly complemented by the sage cream sauce. Having previously visited for their renowned chips, we were thrilled to return for a proper meal and were completely blown away. The recommendations from others about the pub only added to our confidence in choosing it, and we can't wait to return again. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review! I have passed on your feedback to the team who were delighted. We all look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 31 March 2024

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Lovely evening dinner with the family. Big thanks to Hannah and Max for looking after us so well.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Hello, Thank you for leaving your 5* review! I have passed on your feedback to Max, Hannah & the rest of the team! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 March 2024

Fabulous food, fabulous drinks and fabulous service. We always enjoy our meals here and it was particularly delicious this time. Thank you.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Hi Lucy, Thank you so much for leaving your kind review! We are really pleased that you enjoy your visits and had such a good one recently. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

I took 16 people there for dinner on a Tuesday night. The whole evening was excellent and enjoyed by all the team. The food was superb, all courses were great. The service from Tom and his team was just so helpful and polite. It has...become our ‘go to’ pub and always a great evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Tom Wilson, General Manager at The Red Lion, Peppard Common, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Hi Roger, Thank you very much for your 5* review. Good to see you all last week and really pleased that everyone had a good time! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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