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Red Lion


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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The Red Lion is a small, traditional English village pub, run by hands-on owners and a small staff team. We have a bar, meeting room and a dining room. There is a log burner in the bar. The pub is carpeted throughout. The terrace at the front is a lovely spot to eat and drink in the warmer weather. We have a selection of real ales brewed by Hook Norton. Lagers, cider and Guinness are also available. A selection of wines is also available by the glass. We specialise in delicious, thin crust pizzas with a good selection of toppings, which are served every day. We also fry fish and chips and serve great steak, burgers and pies. We have catered for vegans and gluten free requests. We are pet-friendly
US$8 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Pizza, Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews pizza salad pudding sunday roast steak pie ice cream stone baked the pub salted caramel sauce dining area is quite thin crust lovely walk would eat here again tasted great ate here wonderful meal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had visited this pub the previous afternoon but it was closed until 5.30pm so we went elsewhere but returned at lunchtime the next day. I got the feeling that this is a favoured "local" for nearby farmers and residents. Friendly landlord and a varied...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LuciaRosalia
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Met up with my children and grand-children for a pub lunch. Very friendly and a charming environment. Good food and service will call again on my next visit to Steeple Aston.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Freedom35512
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you, Freedom, for posting your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 13 November 2018

Lovely food nicely presented. Friendly staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Would be a lovely walk on the summer nights

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kilas
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you, kilas, for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our pub, which is in a lovely village surrounded by some scenic walking country.

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Definitely the best pizza in Oxfordshire. The other food is good too and it’s a great little village pub which always has a few good beers on. Sometimes gets surprisingly lively late on if you stick around!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jwghopkins
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you, Jwg, for your 5 stars and wonderful comments about our food and pub!

Reviewed 7 October 2018

came across this pub whilst staying in hotel up the road,ended up using it for the 4 nights we were there,landlord & landlady lovely people,staff really good,friendly,locals seemed friendly,food was lovely, what can I say it's a village old fashioned british pub(how they use to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diane L
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

We are delighted that you found us, Di, and visited us on all four nights that you were staying in the area! The Red Lion is a true locals pub that welcomes all visitors, as you and your husband found. Always friendly banter and a...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I went to the Red Lion for dinner and I was impressed by the service, so fast and so good!! I ordered pizza, it was one of the greatest pizza I ever eat and the crème brûlée was good too. The cute waiter was excellent,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank oliviers893
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went to the Red Lion on 7 September for dinner and were very disappointed with our food. We both ordered whitebait & when it came, the fish were very over done, like crispy sticks. My husband did complain& they said they would tell the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cathsagagirl
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

We are sorry that your whitebait was not up to our usual very high standards, and that you will not recommend us. We will happily reimburse you, please send us your details.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Stumbled across this little country pub. What a gem, Arancini balls made by Ella were divine so was the bruchetta. Stunning Sunday lunch followed by waffles ice cream and salted caramel sauce. Very highly recommended, thank you Ella for the great service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bazandrea30303
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Lovely setting and equally lovely garden. Unusual with its room containing books and pictures by local artists - but the loose carpet on the steps up to it needs fixing. Tea welcome - bu could have done with enough for a second cup and seemed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Visited Red Lion on a warm mid-week early August evening - ate outside. Really friendly welcome, helpful service and staff with a sense of humour. Good mix of locals and visitors. Lovely 'cottage feel' to outside and bar areas. Great wines and excellent local brewery...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Philip T
Chaaarlie1, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you, Philip, for this excellent review.

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