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Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel

) #6 of 25 Restaurants in Forres ££ - £££ , British,
2-6 Tolbooth Street | Forres, Forres IV36 1PH, Scotland
+44 1309 672716
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2-6 Tolbooth Street | Forres, Forres IV36 1PH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Often here for bar lunch or tea - friendly helpful staff with good food - a variety of live music - very enjoyable for young and old.

Thank bluebells12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a meal here, very traditional mans pub felt very intimidated would not go back food okay but not greatMore

Thank Annette R
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Annette! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I'm sorry you did not enjoy our Public Bar, you could have wandered through to our comfy & cosy lounge bar to eat if you felt uncomfortable, maybe give us another go next time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited two times the Red Lion Lounge Bar and I really enjoyed the good food and a good malt whisky. The atmosphere was friendly and I enjoyed with my freinds.

Thank ioannisg672
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You so much Ioann! We are glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cosy restaurant and were immidiately taken in by the good vibes. Warm and friendly service as well as great food (personally loved the fish & chips, Mac & cheese and the scotch broth). A lot of variety of ciders on tap as...More

Thank ScherIrani
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking time to review, Its much appreciated, we are very happy you enjoyed it here!

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my family came to the restaurant on Sunday for some lunch. The chicken skewers where so good and the best av tasted. It's really good value for money. The kids food was good too boys enjoyed there food and ate the lot and...More

Thank XnicXx
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out to review us, we are glad you enjoyed it & look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Really really good food and great prices! The resturant staff were lovely and very accomodating. Recommended if you are looking for something local to eat :)

Thank Asael B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Have visited this pub before for meals as live locally. This week we decided to go there for evening meal. Very disappointing. The 'house wine' was the most expensive on the menu and the waitress did not offer a choice. It was pretty rough and...More

Thank Hazel C
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Hazel, I'm sorry I have only just read this review. I apologise for your experience & as you are local I would love for you to contact me personally and we can arrange for a return visit at your convenience, where we can humbly...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

The good thing here is that they allow dogs in public bar so could keep dog out of the sun and eat too. One of our lunch dishes was good - sandwiches - but the Mac Cheese was a bit average really but then it...More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Visited The Red Lion with family last night and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We've all been before, either for drinks or for food (all visits have been of an equally high standard) but last night we ate from the Sunday menu and what's really...More

1  Thank Annabel K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's over 50 years since I visited the "Red Beastie" and, externally, it looks much as it did in the mid-60s. However the variety of the excellent food, the beer and the friendly service made this a very happy return trip. Most of my family...More

Thank Lawrence O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Tolbooth Street | Forres, Forres IV36 1PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 672716
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