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“Pizza's of again?!”
Review of Red Lion Babcary

Red Lion Babcary
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Babcary
Price range: US$24 - US$32
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Red Lion Inn, Babcary - a beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of this unspoilt Somerset village.Pubs have always been at the heart of the local community and The Red Lion is no exception. As well as six en-suite rooms, a flagstoned bar and award winning restaurant, we also have a function room that overlooks a pretty courtyard garden and provides an ideal venue for weddings and parties. We offer a range of catering options and have our own marquee.Our team are handpicked for their personality, professionalism and ability to provide first class customer care. Wherever possible, we use local suppliers so that we can offer our customers fresh, locally sourced produce. Our role in the community is important to us and we take every opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment and our neighbourhood.Conveniently situated five minutes off the A303 and A37 The Red Lion is a perfect stop.
UK
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pizza's of again?!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had a simple lunch stop meal here and as it wasn't busy service was good. We were however told that pizza was not available - yet they make something of this being a feature in the publicity! Quite a wait to settle the bill at the bar which wasn't busy - perhaps the waiting staff could have spotted that and ensured we weren't hanging around, or they need a few more staff.

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Thank Jashley79
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over priced with poor service”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Having lived in the area all my life & used the red lion for many years it was nice to see the changes made after my few years of absence. All changes are sympathetic & in keeping with the 'old' pub still recognisable. Shame the rest of the evening didn't resemble the old hospitality! Upon our entry we were immediately asked if we were eating, my pet hate unfortunately as it then implies it's not a pub at all in my mind but a restaurant! We gave our name as we had booked a table. We were told the kitchen had a 'flurry' so we may have to wait. We eventually got drinks after telling the barman 3 times what we wanted, he even walked away after the first request & ignored us even though he had asked what we would like! We asked three times if our table was ready & eventually we were told that the restaurant staff hadn't been told we had arrived! The food was very overpriced, the lady on the table next to us had a huge piece of belly pork but when my husbands arrived it was half the size & 3 others who had the pork after us had half his portion again, obviously running out?? No pizzas available although they make up a fair bit of the menu. Very small portions, expensive run of the mill wines. The chocolate fondant pudding had no fondant, left feeling hungry. Bar service appalling, restaurant service adequate. Won't be returning in a hurry, far superior service, food & value at the cross keys up the road! Perhaps the barman could refrain from wearing his sunglasses upside down on his head during the evening!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Cathy C
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good pub with great service”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Great pub family went for dinner there were 9 of us including 3 children. Children portions were available for all menu. Service & staff great.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Digmar027
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good service with an original menu”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

On the recommendation of our super B&B - Church Byres at South Barrow - we enjoyed a lovely evening meal here. It was Friday night and so we were looking forward to the pizzas they cook in their authentic oven. Unfortunately these were not on the menu that evening, however I enjoyed a vegetarian platter and my husband's ham, egg & chips were very tasty. Despite the number of fellow diners, the friendly service was very efficient too. And the bar is dog-friendly.

  • Visited August 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous pub with lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed at the Red Lion on 5th August 2014 for one night. I visited the pub 44 years ago with my Dad and was so pleased it had only changed for the better. The dining area has been added on 10 years ago but apart from that still had the wonderful feel of an old but well kept village pub.
The downside of our stay was the noise from the room above ours. There is no sound insulation in the separate building they have converted into six rooms. The rooms are spotlessly clean and large but the stomping around of the person staying in the room above meant I only slept when he did and woke up as soon as he got up in the morning. I could even hear him in the bathroom! I did report this to the staff when checking out. Such a shame as it did take the shine off the stay. Food was fine if a bit pricey for what was on offer. My husband had the sirloin steak which was on the small side but nicely presented. Full English breakfast was very tasty!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank D B
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