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“Real Wales” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel Restaurant

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Red Lion Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 22 Restaurants in Llanidloes
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Haslington, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Real Wales”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Called in the Lion whilst on a day trip round mid Wales. Staff very welcoming and renovations are ongoing, the place isn't the same without the trademark Lion above the entrance porch so hopefully it will be back in its rightful place soon. The lady behind the bar said it would be.
Had a meal off the bar menu Steak Pie and Chips, more than agreeable for the cost. Beer was in good condition too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Paul B
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  • English first
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English first
Wolverhampton
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Decent but dated and dirty plates”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Firstly the decor of the place is very dated, but appealing to some obviously. I'm from out of the area so not sure if standards where I live are higher, but we had the sunday carvery and to be honest was quite shocked at the standard of the service of the carvery and surounding area. The meat offered was on a basic plate and the other 3 plates were empty so obviously I opted for the one meat offered (beef). The mashed potatoes were slopped into a container in front of you, the plates were all covered in other peoples food (as other customers have to lean across the unused plates to serve themselves - quite shocking!) My partner opted for the lamb (even though that plate was empty, he thought he'd be able to wait for some more to be served) but the girl serving actually served him a pile of stringy remaining fat... quite unbelievable. However what food we did manage to eat, was pleasantly cooked and filled us up after our long journey.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Katy G
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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“heart of the town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

set in the centre of town a most pleasant place to stay and dine
gets v/busy on the weekends so book your room first food is always good and cheap
staff are great look after you very well a true locals place

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barry H
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Hants England
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133 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

12 of us pre booked. Most of the starters were not available and to be honest my impression was the pate portion was small and was no different to that from a supermarket. The sirloin steak I asked for medium rare was over cooked and only a couple of the puddings were available. The waitress who was a young person tried her best but seemed to lack any support sometimes one plate would be served then 2 at a time.

The only good point is the beer was cheap and looked after

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Resovoir
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Newport, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Always good especially for Sunday lunch. Nice big selection of fresh vegetables and extra gravy brought without us asking! Seems they get very busy so booking is recommended.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Frequent_flyerUK
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