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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving we were shown to our table and offered drinks at the bar. The staff are so professional and friendly. We went through to the restaurant and were offered 4 different meats and fresh veg, also some lovely sauces. A real Sunday treat.

1 Thank h3gma2016
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyable from the minute we walked in... Greeted and shown to our table by staff who couldn't of done anymore for you.. we sat in the lounge which has been refurbished and looks great, nice clean and cosy so much better and more inviting then before. The food was lovely, we had a party of 5 and clear plates... More 

1 Thank ezza16
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for a while. Always enjoyed sitting in the Cosy little lounge to eat. The lounge has been re-furbed and unfortunately looks more like a cafe now. The background music was shocking but I suppose that personal taste , I just prefer something upbeat than Jim reeves and montivani. Our late 70s parents agreed though! Can understand that the... More 

Thank LincolnLynn
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346 reviews
167 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There can't be many places in England that serve up Belhaven Best. But there's more... Belhaven Black - a succulent Scottish stout is also served. Just right for washing down a fine autumn Sunday Carvery. We had a family lunch here and (once you knew the drill about getting a ticket for the meal and joining the queue) it was... More 

1 Thank ILP-JP
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We ordered our meals it came my friend asked for a medium steak when it came and cut into it it was very rare so asked the waitress if it could be changed or something done about it, came to my meal it's still cold in the middle so again The meal had to go back to the kitchen for... More 

1 Thank juliasaunby
Lorna B, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Upon Arrival you were "very rude" to my staff becasue you couldn't eat in the restuant, you were phoned to explain we had a large Party in there.Yes a new member of staff gave me to wrong table number, but i only had to turn around! I explained to you that we are not a "microwave" establishment and meals that... More 

Sleaford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

About 30 of us went for the Sunday carvery, I was a bit unsure as to what it would be like as there was a lot of us, although we had booked. Very pleasantly surprised, excellent value for money and delicious. Certainly no shortage of meat . Highly recommend and will certainly go again. Cannot comment on the hotel as... More 

1 Thank Carole F
Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Can't say it was great, never had such as rushed meal, less than 5 mins between starter and main, had a moan but there not bothered, even when I paid the bar lady was rude, food was on but nothing to shout about, can't recommend this place

Thank maryandjohnpingpong
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked table for 4 to eat at 8pm but out friends were held up. No problem at all. We had a drink and chat with the landlord in the bar.The Red Lion is a very old Inn with all the charm of an old building. When our friends arrived we were shown to our table and orders taken. The... More 

1 Thank hermesr12
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went for the Sunday carvers on my birthday the place was very very busy as there was a 90th party, we felt we had to be seated in the bar area as the restaurant was full. Have received better service in other places it felt more like a canteen. The food was average and reasonably priced but we will... More 

Thank Andrea J
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal and very friendly staff . The food was excellent This is the second time in 6 weeks very happy! We will definitely go again soon. I recommend to book a table as we nearly didn't have a table.

1 Thank Fredericka1

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: Middle Street, Dunston LN4 2EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Dunston
Price Range: ₹ 5,154 - ₹ 6,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Motel style rooms with adjacent parking. perfect for the traveller.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnD549, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try the Lincolnshire Poacher in Metheringham - we ended up there when our first occasion at the Red Lion went badly. The staff are very professional and the food excellent. Don't know about the rooms though.”
 of 5 bubbles 801dianee, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are across the car park from the pub, not in the pub itself so dont suffer from noise or smells often associated with pub rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 698colinb, 2 Jul 2014 | Read review
“we had room 4 which is at the back, so if pub busy could be a quieter option maybe?”
 of 5 bubbles jdore1964, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We didn't stay over as we only live approx 5 mile down the road. But will be going back without a doubt.”
 of 5 bubbles raymondh565, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
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