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The Red Lion Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hognaston DE6 1PR, England
+44 1335 370396
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

When we arrived we were greeted with a very warm and friendly welcome and taken straight to our table. We were quickly offered drinks and ordered as soon as we were ready. After a short while the very polite waitress came over apologising that there had been a problem cooking the lamb so the chef was cooking another and there... More 

Thank sarahallen87
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Living in this area where there are so many excellent pubs, it is always fun to try somewhere new. We were not disappointed. This is a lovely, unpretentious village pub, serving well cooked, imaginative wholesome food in generous, but not over large, portions. I could happily have chosen almost anything on the menu. Main course, and dessert for two, with... More 

Thank Wyg
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice now with friends and I have never heard anyone complain about the good. The pub is small and cosy and the landlord is friendly. The food is brilliant, perhaps more expensive than normal pub food but worth every penny. This visit I had the steak and Ale pie which was amazing. The filling is so... More 

Thank Traveller S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A small friendly village pub with good staff and a comprehensive dining menu. Lots of character and a very pleasant visit

Thank loxleybottom
Stockport, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Called here when visiting family at Carsington Water caravan site. We were nicely surprised by a warm friendly welcome, lovely service and a great meal at reasonable prices. A great pub would go again.

Thank Leslovesfood
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We visited this pub for the first time and had an excellent lunch. We were made to feel really welcome with our dog by a very pleasant lady behind the bar. The lunch was served quickly and was very good and followed by a very yummy dessert of Bakewell Tart and Honeycomb Icecream - well you just have to do... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate here every night apart from one when staying at a nearby B&B within easy walking distance of the Red Lion. It's very much a locals' pub - on the first night there was a local group meeting in the bar, and there's a good range of local real ales. The food is very good, not overpriced. Possibly a... More 

Thank Gary W
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Between four adults we had two choices from the main menu and three from the dessert menu. All menu choices were exquisite - not large portions so we went away bloated but large enough for us to be satisfied with each portion providing excellent tastes but at very reasonable prices. The only reason for not giving the Red Lion a... More 

Thank aatcol
Silverstone, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sadly we only found the Red Lion on our last night but it was by far the best place to eat on our holiday. They gave us the perfect table for our dog to sit and we had plenty of room. The inn is spacious so you do not feel cramped. The menu is varied, the food is well presented... More 

Thank Roger W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The best meal I have had this year Friendly, welcoming, excellent food beautifully presented. Highly recommend this pub

Thank JoolsatPoole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hognaston DE6 1PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Hognaston
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 370396

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