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“Food to make you return for more”
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Red Lion Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Doune B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Food to make you return for more”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Can't comment on the accomodation as only went to eat in a party, however all the food was homemade, brilliant light veg broth, perthshire lamb roast and a very tasty fruit crumble that majored on fruit rather than stodgy crumble. Excellent beer and modest drink prices all round.
I understand the owner is called Oliver and like Oliver Twist we would ask for more!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and were made to feel very welcome. Although ther was a wide choice of place to eat within the area we decided to eat at the red lion inn and give full compliments to the chef! The food was excellent, cooked to our request and served exactly for the time requested.
The bar area of the inn is warm and friendly and exactly the right place to enjoy a wee dram.

Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

This inn has en suite rooms in a hundreds year old inn. The owners are wonderful, friendly people with a great bar that caters to locals and dining that is worth trying. They also were gracious enough to prepare the trout we caught, and the breakfast is an English breakfast to die for; especially if the chef serves his own, special black pudding.

The inn is located within walking distance of Doune Castle where the movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed. It is a must see.

You can arrange guided fly fishing for both salmon and trout; one of the reasons I stayed in Doune. Doune is also a great location from which to visit the surrounding castles and historic sites and about an hour from Edinburgh. I spent the day in Edinburgh and attended the Tattoo. It was an easy drive back to Doune after. There is also a distillery in Doune, if you are inclined to visit and try their wares.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the street if you want to watch the local activities. There are quiet rooms in th...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just back from a weekend break at the Red Lion. Needed a relaxing break and definately got it. Absolutely nothing to fault them on. The room was immaculate, the food absolutely fantastic and the service outstanding. The care taken with each guest was first class. Everybody was so welcoming and staff took time to advise on local attractions. Very dog friendly. Will definately be returning in the future. Big thank you to everybody who took such good care of us.

Room Tip: Room 4 - lovely room with four poster bed
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Just had one of the best weekends away in Scotland. Although only an hours travelling it was a real get away from it all. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and spacious would be perfect for a family.

The bar was just perfect, great beer, pint was at the right temperature, but i had to try several just to make sure:-) and the locals all were most welcoming.

The food in the restaurant could not be beaten, it was down as pub grub but that would do it a diservice. My compliments to the Chef. and all the staff, will be staying there again thats for sure.

Room Tip: The family room 5 ws the best in the Inn
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago with friends.. We had a fantastic stay.
Jamie (owner) was the perfect host. Definitely recommend the Red Lion and will be back for sure!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

From booking to checking out Jamie and his staff did everything efficiently and with a warm personal touch. Donald, the chef, cooks some excellent dishes and the menu has a good selection in all courses. We strongly recommend this pub for an enjoyable stay at a very reasonable cost.

Room Tip: All rooms have been refurbished and Jamie selects rooms to suit the guests whenever possible.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Red Lion Inn
Address: Balkerach Street, Doune, Stirling FK16 6DF, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling > Doune
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Doune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At over 200 years old, the Red Lion is a charming village Inn located in the centre of the picturesque village of Doune in central Scotland. The Inn has 6 bedrooms with 2 family room which can sleep up to 4. A friendly public bar serves a range of whiskey and local beers, while our restaurant offers fresh pub grub with a little finesse. Our Quaich suite is suitable for functions, meetings and events and opens onto a sunny courtyard. ... more   less 
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