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Welcome to The Red Lion, “Home of the Best Sunday Roast”. We took over this wonderful pub back in 2016. We are very excited to have such a lovely, warm and Idyllic pub in the heart of Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire. Please come down and visit us and our lovely team, whether it be for a drink or two, or to have a meal and sample some of our delicious dishes. We look forward to meeting you very soon. Daniel, Narelle and the Team.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating here for the last 25 years, and unfortunately, we felt the standard of food was only adequate this time. The 'sticky pudding' was soggy and drenched in a sugary sauce, not the light sponge and delicious caramel sauce we are used...to. The main meal of a burger and fries was ordinary and on the small side. The waiters were really helpful, but the landlady appeared unfriendly and more interested in the locals and eating her meal at the bar. At no time were we asked if everything was ok. There is just a sense here that you are lucky to be dining there, rather than a focus on customer service. Staff at the top, you need to sort this. Such a beautiful venue.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I keep going back to this very pretty pub in the lovely village of Milton Bryan. We keep going back, even though it usually disappoints. My wife and I went yesterday for a late lunch. We were in a bit of a...hurry, but was seated promptly. We ordered the chicken wings to share, which were very nice, but crazy spicy. My wife had the Cauliflower Cheese soup which turned up with bread and a small dish of butter. I had the Black and Blue Burger with hand cut chips. Both the soup and the burger were unbelievably salty, to the point of ridiculous. Even the dish of butter had more salt sprinkled on top of it. The chef obviously has a real passion for salt. Nobody came to check if our meal was ok, and as we had somewhere to be afterwards, we persevered with the meal. We’re not usually complainer’s, and prefer to just put it down to experience rather than ruin the occasion, as was the case yesterday. We both spent the rest of the day drinking glass after glass of water. We have had very nice meals in the past at this pub, but we have also had several bad experiences with the quality of the food and poor service. It’s reasonably local to us so we really want to support it, but I don’t think it’s actually as good as the owners think it is. What a shame.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Once again we had an excellent Sunday lunch, The dog was given a Sunday lunch which she thoroughly enjoyed. The roast dinner was generous with ample well cooked meat and a wide variety of vegetables. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Have visited the Red Lion a few times in the last year and each time the food is superb and the service and warm welcome excellent

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

We had an excellent meal for our valentines lunch today. It’s 7 tears ago today my husband and I had our first meal out in this beautiful restaurant and the food has never once disappointed us, if anything it gets better and better. The chef...is clearly very passionate about his food and the waiting staff are always attentive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Red Lion whether for a casual meal out or a very special occasion .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food was from a fantastic menu. Each course was delicious. Main course was large and range of vegetables also.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Wow, wow, wow....what an amazing Christmas day meal we had yesterday!! Four of us went for the 12pm 'sitting' and we were not disappointed with either the food, which was fabulous or the service, which was fast! Our plates were groaning with the amount of...dinner that was on them...the turkey was melt in the mouth! We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much bother. It really made a wonderful Christmas day for all of us! Thank you and very well done Red Lion, we'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

A fantastic pub and one to be on your top 5. Great food and friendly atmosphere. Look forward to going agsin

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

If you never experience the British tradition of the Sundays Roast, you are in for a great experience. Picture a large plate filled with a deep bed of cooked vegetables (peas, potatoes, carrots,...), with a large thick slice of meat (beef, pork or lamb) and...on top an gigantic piece of Yorkshire pudding. Add to that a few pints of local ale and you won't need any other food for the next 24 hours!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

I haven’t been to the Red Lion Milton Bryan for many years and some friends suggested a visit for Sunday lunch, the roast dinners were superb! I had the lamb and it was lovely, plenty of vegetables etc and pleased to have cauliflower cheeses included...with no extra cost which was a bonus. A lovely lady served us and was attentive but not overbearing. Will definitely go again soon!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

We went to the Red Lion, for the first time in years, for lunch in September 2023. We ate outdoors, sunny and warm. We had 3 courses each, a bottle of wine and 3 other drinks. All lovely, served with good cheer. It cost £62...each including service. We really enjoyed ourselves, a lovely relaxed lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Warm and welcoming. A very popular pub with friendly and helpful staff. Had a great lunch at a bar table. Two great choices - Moroccan Lamb Cannon & The Black and Blue burger. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

My treated us to a Sunday roast here , not her first visit but it was mine and can confidently state it will not be my last . My wife had the roast beef and I the mini hog roast . The presentation , quantity...and quality of our meals were top notch . The pub is of the old English type , lots of character and the service like the aforementioned food was excellent .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Never been here before, but decided to try it after some recommendations. From the moment we walked through the door, we were welcomed and served promptly and politely. The menu is vast, and the drinks menu is well-considered. The food we ordered - croquettes and...squid to start, and the house burger and ham and eggs for mains - was exceptional. Staff were attentive throughout our visits, offering extra drinks and condiments. We absolutely loved our visit, and enjoyed the individuality of not another chain restaurant. We left already planning our next visit!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

This pub is excellent, the food is top notch and is cooked fresh to order which is why the waiting times for food are probably longer than other places which I really don't mind. I've been here quite a few times in the last 4...years and the food is always amazing. The staff are friendly and have always been really engaging when I've visited so was surprised to read some of the negative reviews. I can't wait to come back here again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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739jonl
21 May 2018|
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Response from nelstricko6 | Property representative |
Yes we have a lovely alfresco dining area surrounded be a hedged secure garden with benches. 😊
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Martin S
24 November 2016|
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Hi there, Yes most definitely. We serve our full menu in both the restaurant and the bar. Dogs are very welcome in our bar.😊
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Yes we do have several different gluten free dishes available on our menus
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The Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5