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£10 - £20
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International, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the Red Lion with family a week ago and they have a new chef. My fish platter meal was first class and all the other family members were delighted with the dishes they had chosen. Very reasonable. As it was a Monday...there was 25 per cent off and the discount applied to the soft drinks. I had a glass of wine and it was at least £2 cheaper than elsewhere and very acceptable. You would be very hard pressed to find better quality and value elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Lion was a fantastic visit, we booked it for our first night for a 2 night trip to Thorpe Park, only a 6 minute drive from the park so was very convenient. We had the duck, steak, burgers and a collection of desserts...which were all absolutely delicious, piping hot and cooked to order. The owner of the pub and the waitress that served us made us feel equally welcome creating a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. The second night we returned instead of eating in Thorpe Park (which comparatively was crazy expensive... £25 for 3 bottles of beer and a soft drink!!!). The service was matched and the fish and steak served were melt in your mouth and so buttery.... best steak I've had in a long time. To top it all off on Tuesdays (and I think Mondays) they do 25% off! Would highly recommend and would love to see it busier... will be returning if ever in the area again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Went to this restaurant for lunch to see what the food was like now as I saw their reviews have improved. Last time we went we said we would never go again but decided to give them another go. We were intending to book for...13 people for my husband’s 80th birthday but after going there yesterday decided against it. I had lasagne which was awful. It was nearly cold and burnt. I think it was made a week ago and just reheated again and again, we told the waitress and she never made any comment at all. My husband had scampi which was fine and then we both had the crumble and custard. The crumble was virtually non existent, it just looked like a dollop of fruit stuck in the middle of the plate surrounded by custard. The service was absolutely dire. That is it now, we have given them several chances but will definitely not be returning there ever again. It is such a shame as the restaurant has been decorated and looks really nice. We used to go there all the time when the previous owners were there and it was excellent then but sadly has gone really downhill now.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Graham Walker, Owner at The Red Lion Public House & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Hi Carole, and firstly many thanks for taking the time to review. As ever, thankfully rarely, but nevertheless very sadly, I write roughly the same response to you as I do to the small number of other negative reviews we receive - there should never...More

Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

I have just got home from a very enjoyable meal with seven others from our car club. We all had a great time at The Red Lion, the food was very good and the owners and staff excellent. A real treat to find a traditional...local Pub in this location. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Restaurant is clean and looks more like a restaurant than a pub. Menu choices were good. Traditional dishes as well as others. Good reasonable prices and all freshly home cooked. They were happy to swap a salad for chips 😁 There are also deals for...over 65s such as a 2 course menu for £12 Lovely log fire too Roast dinners around £15 on Sundays. Best to bookMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

I joined friends and family for a Christmas Day Lunch .. The main courses .. Turkey was small portions mine was like a child’s size And Beef Wellington was served in a small pastry case and the beef square was so tough ., The waiter/barman...was the bestMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

Seventeen of us thoroughly enjoyed a Christmas dinner at the Red Lion. Hosts Louise and Graham did a fabulous job of providing a hugely enjoyable evening for us all. Lovely food, exceptional service and such great value for money. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

This is such a great place. The service is wonderful, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, the food is very good and it’s reasonably priced. The Sunday roasts are excellent. The whole thing is so well run - and I love that it’s not part...of a chain. It’s the best pub/restaurant in the area by milesMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

What an amazing pub/restaurant. The food was delicious and at such great prices too which is so hard to find nowadays. Every dish was wonderful - lasagne, stuffed chicken and fish pie and I managed to fit in a Creme Brulee too - all homemade...and truly great food. The lad who seemed to be running the whole place himself is equally brilliant - very welcoming, helpful, clearly great at his job - I wish I'd taken his name for this review. We are very much looking forward to coming back soon to try the Christmas menu.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

We (3 friends) enjoyed a lovely meal at the Red Lion, the food was excellent & great value plus the service was very helpful & friendly. It was also nice to have a nice white cotton serviette & tablecloth! We'll certainly be returning and recommending...to friends.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Excellent food, first time visiting in a long time! Standards still great!! Had ham hock terrine to start and lasagne for main, delicious, full of flavour! Couldn't order a pudding as we over indulged! Perfect for when you don't feel like cooking on a Sunday,...definitely coming back after we've slept off our food coma! Customer service a lovely bunch of young people. All round great experience! Thank you red lion thorpe xMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Popped in for lunch today while visiting my wife's mum. Five of us had lunch and everyone of us absolutely loved what we had. Between we can reccomend the burgers, lasagne, stuffed chicken breast and especially the duck breast in orange & cranberry sauce. One...of the best meals out I've had for ages (and we ate out four days last week). Finally great service from a very hardworking lad who was doing almost everything in the pub and restaurant but still had time to check we were OK and look after usMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

What a great find . Went to thrope park and it was raining so came here for food and drinks . Great atmosphere and the food was unbelievable ! Footie was on which was a bonus . Any parents in need of a thrope park...revival come hereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023 via mobile

We visited The Red Lion after a full day at Thorpe Park. We were staying on resort but wanted some non fast food. This little pub is less than 5 mins drive & is very welcoming. Food was good, very reasonably priced & service was...prompt and efficient. Definitely worth a visit if you are nearby. Thanks for having usMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

3rd September we wanted a roast. We both had a bad back and did not want to cook (Not that my partner cooks!) We were lucky as only 3 mins to last orders! The man could of easily said no. Thank goodness he took my...order. It arrived nice and hot. And huge portions. I definitely would order again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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jonesDevon
3 March 2018|
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Response from Anj9170 | Reviewed this property |
It's a good 1.5/2 mile walk from Thorpe Park. Car is advised.
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steve b
14 January 2017|
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Response from jbce | Reviewed this property |
As I am abroad I cannot answer these questions about Saturday night ! Sorry
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valerie291052
10 August 2016|
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Response from JBA58 | Reviewed this property |
It's about a mile walk. The food is quite plain and really plentiful. You'll have no problems. Speak to them, they are very obliging.
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The Red Lion Public House & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5