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“Fantastic local pub”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #22 of 65 Restaurants in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$39
Cuisines: British
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Description: Traditional village pub, run by village locals, serving traditional home cooked meals. Lovely garden and patio area. Dining room and two bars. Lovely welcoming log fire in the cold months. Friendly, and welcoming. Come and see for yourself. Food served lunchtimes (Mon-Sun), and evenings (Wed-Sat). Booking preferred for large parties.
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Red Lion a few times since the new owners took over. The changes they have made have been fab. Loved the pizza and also really impressed with the selection of gin!

Date of visit: December 2016
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Rob M, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you for the good review and we are delighted to hear that you are enjoying the changes. If you have not tried it yet our monthly gin special is a rhubarb gin served with fevertree ginger ale for a christmas feel. Hopefully see you again soon the Red Lion team

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Three generations, aged from 5 to 70 years, sat down to eat early in the evening. The pub is very cosy and friendly with families and dogs encouraged. The food was very good; we had fish and chips which was excellent and a rib eye steak, again very good. The Red Lion burger was delicious. The children had child portions, again just right.
All in all, a good place to take the family especially as the prices were very reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Edward M
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Rob M, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you deciding to have the birthday supper with us, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. We have passed on your comments to the chef and look forward to welcoming your back soon. All the best the Red Lion team

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've been local to Cholsey for 7 years or so and have visited the Red Lion under it's various guises of management in these years. Cholsey (and Wallingford area) have been crying out for a decent pub for some time. Decent to me equals friendly welcome, comfortable contemporary setting, good wine list and good food.

Under the new management not only is it friendly, welcoming and has had a freshen up of decor, it finally also has some decent wines and a good gin selection. I'm told the lager is not bad too! A good wine list to me includes a selection of reasonably priced wines. Personally I like New Zealand Sauvignon, Poilly Fume or Sancerre. They have a range from Chardonnay at £16.50 through to Chablis at £27 which should accommodate most price points.

At the time of my visit (2 weeks ago) they had just started to offer pizzas, which were great in terms of taste, quality and value for money. They advised that they hoped to have a food menu operating within a couple of weeks.

I would highly recommend giving the Red Lion a try. Not only does it now have the potential to be a fantastic pub (as long as they stick with the positives I listed above), you will also be supporting a community venture.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Thank Tilley72
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Rob M, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you for your great review and we will certainly try and stick to the positives that you mention! We have now extended the menu to a full service and are running a traditional roast lunch on Sundays. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best the Red Lion team

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere. Would recommend to friends and family. Great for kids and really helpful staff

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Winnie2377
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Rob M, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed you visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best the Red Lion team

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you for "bringing the pub back". Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Epic beer! Top rating all round! See you again tomorrow...

Date of visit: December 2016
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Rob M, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Danny you are welcome, we missed the pub too. Thanks for the review and look forward to seeing you regularly, all the best the Red Lion team.

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