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Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Burnsall
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“fantastic Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed at The Red Lion recently , and would just like to share this review .We arrived to a very warm welcome from whome we found to be Sarah one of the daughters of the family . Got in to our very quaint room relaxed before going downstairs to have a drink or two and what could only be explained as a beautiful meal. 1st class all the way . The following morning we drove 4 miles to the beautiful village of Grassington with its lovely aray of shops including one of the nicest Mens and Ladies shops we have ever been in too .(Robert Bunney's) . Back to The Red Lion for afternoon tea , and once again a lovely dinner. We shall be back soon to sample some more of the same in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales . A&S from Oxfordshire .

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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St Ives, Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

My wife and I have stayed at this hotel twice this year as part of a Nordic Walking group. We have stayed in the annex and the main pub building and both rooms have been lovely (though in come cases very small).

Breakfast is excellent with a good selection of hot and old fare (the Granola is particularly good) and evening meals are superb. Despite being a largeish group (25+) we always receive superb and attentive service from the team.

The hotel is ideally located on the River Wharfe with a great selection of walking routes nearby leading to Grassington, Bolton Abbey, Stump Cross Coverns, Grimwith Reservoir and more.

If you are a keen walker, or just looking for a quiet base to explore the yorkshire dales, i would thoroughly recommend The Red Lion as an ideal place to stay.

Room Tip: Some rooms in the Annex have very small bathrooms. Floors in the main building can be uneven and cre...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We stayed one night at this hotel on 17/9/2011. There was a wedding booked that evening, but despite this we were found a room.
The food and all the ground floor facilities and service were excellent, but the room we were provided with was too small, with only one chair and had had an en suite facility carved out of it. No problem with the en suite, just that the whole thing was too small for the considerable all-in price of £183, which included dinner. We felt that for that price the room should have been larger or we should have payed less.
N & E Ellis, Heighington, Darlington.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

This review is about the food only as we ate on a Sunday evening on our way back to our guest house. The place looks lovely and it is in a glorious setting. The bar was humming and there were plenty people eating but because they were full from 7;30 onwards and this was around 6pm they put us in one the of the function rooms at the back.

You could commend them on their flexibility for taking us when they could have turned us away but the room was pretty soulless with only us in it. It also made us realise how big the Red Lion is. This is not the cosy country pub it looks like from the outside,

The food was reasonable however and the service good - at least they didn't forget about us tucked away in the back!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Burford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Stayed one night on Groupon £49 deal.
Welcome was good, helpful re menus.
Basic Red Lion room was pleasant surprise, comfy bed, well fitted bathroom, tea and coffee etc. Quiet overnight which I like. Only gripe re room was very slow drainage in bath, basin. Decor a bit tired.
Resident's lounge drab and not clean looking, with appalling 'grey' lighting. Free house wine was good touch if not super quality, as we had just finished walk in upper dales, and needed a bit of relaxation.
Dinner menu expensive, and turned out to be very good. We have eaten in many top establishments in UK and Europe, and this was on a par with many. Service helpful if some language barriers with some staff. 3 bottles of wine, glass of wine and a pint, plus 4 main courses was £124, so £30 a head we thought was pretty good value considering the quality.
Breakfast was excellent, good range, cooked exactly how we all like it (which was a range of well cooked and otherwise). Funnily enough only the tea was slightly strange taste.
All in all, the friendly staff, comfort, quality food and brilliant setting made it a great stay.
I would not stay for the rack rate £138 B&B though!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

Stayed at this hotel on a Groupon deal. I was a little anxious about staying there after reading some of the reviews. I can say i was pleasantly surprised and had an absolute fantastic and relaxing stay.
You can tell it is a family run business, all the staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble.
We had a really lovely room with a king size bed which was so comfortable. The bathroom was a good size, it was really clean and i loved the Malton Brown products.
My husband and I ate in the restaurant., which had a really nice atmosphere and the food was well presented and was of a high standard. We had the chocolate brownie and treacle tart for dessert which was mouth watering.
Great location, we will definitely return

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bolton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Booked this hotel on a group on deal on arrival we were greeted by the friendly receptionist who checked us in and advised we had been allocated a room in the manor house which I had been expecting , the room was of adequate size with a super king size bed and so comfy ! Although we didn't have views over the village as stated on the website this didn't bother us as we didn't intend to stare out the window on our getaway !

We ate in the restaurant , the food was delicious although looking at the bar menu there did seem to be more choice on offer and if we were ever to return we would dine there .

The surroundings are beautiful , it was so relaxing this hotel also accommodate dogs which is an attraction and a lot of walkers seem to appreciate this little gem of a hotel.

Overall we had a wonderful stay and will definitely be returning , with our own little dog so glad to have found this .

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Red Lion Hotel
Address: Main Street | By the Bridge, Burnsall, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Burnsall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Burnsall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Lion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion itself is a 16th Century building located next to the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National park.The Manor House is our B&B located 150 yds away from the Red Lion along the River bank, and is an ideal base for those walking the Dales Way or budget conscious.We are a traditional Yorkshire Dales family run business offering excellent cuisine focusing on local produce.Whether you wish to relax and enjoy our hospitality or explore the Dales there is something for everyone. ... more   less 
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