We decided to visit the Red Lion for Sunday Lunch and checked the reviews on Tripadvisor, which mainly seemed to be favourable, but alas we found it to be well below the standard we expected.
2 Glasses of wine and a pint of bitter almost £15 Excessive
Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and a couple of roast potato £14.95
Food was OK but not exceptional but it is a simple dish and is about £5 more than any other pub in the area would charge.
Chaotic. When we arrived the bottom area of the bar was covered with 40 or 50 dirty glasses and they were still there when we left. No one made any effort to move them but simply added to them. It looked as if no one cared.
I ordered 2 wine with soda and a beer. There was no option as to whether I wanted small medium or large, just a large wine in a glass which left little room for the soda. I asked if we could have larger glasses and the barman brought out 2 pint glasses and started to pour the wine into them. When I asked him if he thought 2 ladies would want to drink wine from a pint mug, his reply was..its all we've got do you want it or not. Had I been on my own I would have walked out at this point.
On paying the bill the bar manager made no conversation nor did he ask if everything was OK. With a look on his face that seemed to say..I don't want to be here, he simply took the money and moved on to the next person again with a look of boredom.
Next time we visit Burnsall we'll bring a picnic as we won't return to this overrated establishment
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Skipton
- Red Lion Skipton
- Skipton Red Lion
- Red Lion Hotel Burnsall, Yorkshire