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Review of The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Bridge
Price range: US$14 - US$34
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located in the village of Bridge, just outside Canterbury, The Red Lion is a traditional British pub with a splash of French restaurant flair. Eye-catching from the outside, The Red Lion boasts a uniquely old fashioned exterior brought up-to-date with a lick of light colored paint, while inside is comfortable and cosy, a traditional space with olde worlde charm in its rough beams and pillars ��� the ideal village pub. But while the d��cor might be traditional, The Red Lion���s menu is less so. With the influence of host Rene Renault (from Rennes no less), the kitchen has added French sophistication to locally sourced ingredients -
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Booked in here by chance, and left after a pleasant evening and a substantial meal. Good ambiance and a fair amount of Anglo/French banter among the locals and with the host. Service attentive but not obtrusive. The aspagus and ducks egg starter was excellent, and the pork loin that followed was similarly good and left no room for a dessert! Prices very reasonable, and in all very good value. House wine good. Only downsides - didn't have any sherry, and there is a large dog, who is no problem at all but some would not appreciate his attention! There is a substantial garden area at the back with adjacent kids play area which would be ideal for families - weather permitting.

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Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

stumbled across The Red Lion hoping for a late bite to eat with my partner yesterday. Friendly landlord with a lovely dog (we also had ours with us), we ordered Sausage & Mash and a Burger. Both were very well presented, great portions and tasted great. Could not fault the Sausage & Mash and the bacon in the burger really set it off! Nice, spacious pub and restaurant, we will definitely be back!

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Thank James S
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Special bank holiday menu,time 12.45.................... Read on
Service un,attentive, ordered bloody Marie no Worcester sauce, ordered whitebait with homemade tartare sauce , guess what no tartare sauce, main meal rump steak with garlic butter ,and ordered a pepper sauce , no garlic butter and a pepper sauce as thick as tap water. So if you have no taste buds and like chips that look like they came from macdonalds and don,t want any sauces this is the place for you.

1  Thank Niki T
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

starter, main and dessert tasted great at a very affordable £13.99 deal, options were: homemade, no-nonsense pretentious gastro food, just high quality pub grub: perfect tartare sauce with cornichons and capers, crunchy whitebait, wholesome veggie cream soup with fresh bread; a delicious main course of chicken with bacon and mushrooms in a rich wine sauce with crispy french fries and for dessert the best sticky toffee pudding with luscious caramel sauce! well done, we need more pubs like this in Kent!

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Thank im a
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We used to visit the Red Lion frequently but haven't been for over 3 years due to moving away. We got a very friendly welcome, the pub was buzzing and the menu was varied. The mussels were excellent and the set menu was good value. Would have liked a main course salad option. We will return when we are next in the area.

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1  Thank Sue N
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