The 3 of us were looking for somewhere to go for a change from our regular pubs/restaurants, and I came across the reviews for The Red Lion and decided to give it a try - and we were not disappointed! Lovely building with a decent sized car park, we were given a walk welcome on arrival. We were taken to our table in a lovely room at the rear of the Red Lion, with plenty of space between the tables. Original menu, but with some more familiar dishes for people who prefer the traditional, or if you have younger children with you. The gents both had Pulled Pork Fritters with Piccalilli Vegetables and Crackling and I had the Smoked Mackerel Pate with Beetroot and Red Onion Chutney. Plenty of toast was provided with the pate, which isn't always the case. We were all impressed with our Starters and really enjoyed them. To follow, we had Confit Pork Belly with Root Vegetable Gratin, Stilton Mash and gravy, Poached & Roasted Chicken with Ham Hock, Leek and Pearl Barley Risotto and Roasted Salmon with Coconut and Cauliflower Curry, served with 2 Crispy Onion Bhajis. The pork belly was amazing, and there was just a hint of stilton in the mash preventing it from being overpowering. I was concerned that the risotto may be too dry, but my Son said it was delicious and the chicken legs succulent. We all decided to have a dessert; Treacle Tart with Clotted Cream (that also came with an extra portion of golden syrup in a mini jug!), Pam's Tiramisu Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce and finally, Doughnuts with a Warm Jam Sauce. This was my only slight disappointment, as I had the doughnuts, which although very nice, didn't compare to the other two desserts! We felt the pricing of the food was very fair, and although the wine wasn't particularly cheap, you can buy this by the glass to keep costs down. Service was excellent. All in all a very enjoyable lunch and would definitely make a return visit - glad I found it on Trip Advisor!
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