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“Not expensive but food and service just OK”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Warwick, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not expensive but food and service just OK”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had lunch here last Thursday. We were three adults and one three year old child.
This pub is nicely presented with large outside seating area, ideal for summer lunches.
The interior is quite pleasant, airy and comfortable with contemporary decor.
The main courses started at a fiver so we didn't expect too much. The food was slow arriving and not very hot. The coffee was awful, weak and tepid. The staff were mainly young and seemed inexperienced. They carried out their tasks without joy or enthusiasm. The Red Lion has most of the features to make it a superb venue for lunch or dinner but the management need to get a grip an motivate the staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Went the extra mile to accommodate our needs”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

We went to The Red Lion on Father's day. A family of six including my grandparents, me and my kids.

Nan is a diabetic and struggles with large meals - they happily accommodated her needs by allowing her to order a lighter meal that is usually only available on a weekday lunchtime.

My son is on the autistic spectrum and struggles with a) waiting, b) being quiet and c) sitting still at the table. Alastair served us and made every effort to accommodate and please my son - from placing his starter order before anyone else had even spoken to giving him things to entertain him... he was wonderful.

Our food was delightful, particularly my vegetarian roast (which was actually a shortcrust pie with spiced butternut squash and nuts). All portions were large so there were no hungry tummies afterwards.

The high five really came from Grandad... the Steak and Ale pie expert.... "bloomin' marvelous" he said, "I'll come here again".

We stayed in the restaurant and didn't venture into the garden as it appeared quite busy but the play area did look lovely and we will be going back for a chillaxing bulmers by the canal very soon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Day Out”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

After a morning in Stratford by chance we decided to have some lunch in the Red Lion what a inspired decision it turned out to be. We sat outside in a very spacious well tended garden the tables were well spread out so there was plenty of room to walk between we decided to order Classic Cheeseburger they were served with salad , French Fries and Relish they were freshly cooked and brought to the table by a very helpful and polite member of staff with the burgers we had 2 pints of carling the total bill came to under £20 which given the location was extremely good value.
I think the best compliment i can pay this pub it came across as family run business so it came as a suprise when I learnt that it is a Whitbread outlet.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lunch food”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Parked car in red lion carpark was bit expensive but helped that u get 2pound back if you use pub..little incentive but it helps..after walk round stratford called in for food..first impression very nice light aired as was very hot outside an table very spacious. Choice of two menus lunch time an normal menu great choices on both..not long for food an when came out was piping hot.service was excellent waitress was rai very attentive great day great food excellent will def return when go to stratford.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beer garden doesn't make up for poor food”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

A Whitbreads pub close to the canal with a beer garden, which on a sunny day looked inviting.

Shared a starters platter as something to munch on whilst enjoying the sun and wished I hadn't bothered. The nachos were covered in a runny 'cheese', which looked like it had come out of a bottle and was inedible IMO, the chicken goujons were overcooked and dried, the onion rings tasteless, although the fried squid, mushrooms and garlic bread were decent.

Ok so this place is cheap, but don't expect things to look anything like the pictures in the menu, so you aren't disappointed.

Visited May 2014
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