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“Unwelcoming”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #409 of 629 Restaurants in Reading
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Unwelcoming staff and no atmosphere as we were the only people in the dining section. Decor good. Small typical pub menu with at least two items listed but not available. poor presentation. Service apallingly slow. We only managed to order two rounds of drinks the whole evening even although it was virtually empty. Not great for a pub hey?! We did not pay for three of the meals (their offer) plus they offerred us free desert for 7 but we declined. I personally will not visit there again. The room was cold and smokey from the woodburner being opened. By the time we left I was frozen to the bone!

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Thank Edith H
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Typical pub food, not a very exciting menu. Service is very slow especially if some people have ordered food just before you. We waited nearly 1 hour for food

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1  Thank Johns123202
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

Visited many times, always enjoyed the food.

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service helped lubricate the evening and our dogs have always been welcomed. Food doesn't come instantly, but everything seems fresh and cooked to order.

Glad the fires back going again.

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2  Thank GOBWB
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We went on a wet Sunday lunchtime, local pub (to us) and the place was packed out - you may want to reserve a table if going for Sunday lunch. The staff are friendly and polite, very efficient. The food was sublime and when looking the menu you may think it is "traditional" pub food however the portions are huge and the quality was out of this world. Highly recommended and will be frequenting more often now!!

1  Thank Mathew T
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Good food and not over priced, the pub is lovely and staff are very friendly the eating area is lovely also

2  Thank amanda d
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