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“Excellent pub with great characters !”
Review of The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Okehampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The North Devon CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2014 & 2015. Homemade food served from 4pm to 9.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from midday to 9.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
devon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent pub with great characters !”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Recently been to the red lion a few times and each time the service is excellent .
Even this Saturday evening with the pub packed out everybody was still served and happy !!

The landlord and landlady - Nick and Cath obviously enjoy running the hub of the community keeping both locals and visitors content and with full glasses !

Their extensive range of ales is enjoyed by many , but for my self it was the various gins from around the country !


The food is outstanding especially for a country pub and excellent value too!
Would recommend !

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good! ”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We visited here on the strength of the other reviews and were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful and accommodating and the menu was extensive considering that it is a relatively small place. They were happy to provide a child size portion of any of the mains listed. Each of our meals were well presented and tasted like they had been individually hand crafted, rather than mass produced, from the hand battered red mullet to the home made burger. The ale was really good quality too. Well priced and in a beautiful location, you can't go wrong! We loved it!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Perfect local pub with great ale and great people too.”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The Red Lion turned out to be one of the highlights of moving near Exbourne. Really friendly owners who want to look after everyone whether dining or drinking. Great traditional cask ale for which they just won North Devon Camra pub of the year. Really good pub grub with local meats and good portions - you always leave more than well fed!

The best thing is often the atmosphere. I wasn't a big pub goer until moving here but now often go more than once a week. You can always find someone to have a chat with and lots have become friends.

Having lived in Sussex where all the pubs seem to have become somehow corporate and bog standard in the blink of an eye, this really is a pub worth enjoying. Tourists are well looked after too so if you're visiting don't think you're going to walk in and find everyone stop talking....quite the opposite. I've seen holiday makers come in for a meal one night then rebook again straight away.

Really good traditional pub.

  • Visited July 2014
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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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“Great Evening venue”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Great evening and super food. Can reccomend the tagliatelli mushroom xl. Doombar good as ever. Ice cream superb.

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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“Child friendly pub”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

When we arrived at the Red Lion we were greeted by the land lord and land lady - very friendly and the pub had a great atmosphere. There is an extensive menue and pleantly of suitable food for children. The service was very quick and they serve the best chips ever!
The pub itself is full of character and backs onto beautiful views of the countryside. We were made to feel welcome and we will definitely be going again.

  • Visited July 2014
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