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The Red Lion

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Parkgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here as a base for exploring Dorset. The room was very clean and comfortable and the food in the hotel was amazing, being gluten-free I wasn't expecting a lot but I was really well catered for! Very happy :) The best part of my stay was definitely the warm and friendly staff. I was made to feel very...

Thank Rachjam
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Situated on a corner of the crossroads in Wareham, getting in to the car park can be a bit of a problem - other than that, it was a great place to spend a couple of nights. We had a quick visit to Dorset to catch up with some friends near Weymouth and, as it was the busiest time of...

Thank Terry O
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed in this hotel as we had a wedding in the neighborhood. Here are the proc and cons: Good points / advantages / pros: - Ideally located in center of Wareham. - A beautiful bar with a perfect pub atmosphere. Too bad they close it so early each day. Negative points / disadvantages / cons: - The showers don’t...

Thank Willem K
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went to The Red Lion in June for a meal. The food was excellent and the service was really great. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is a very olde worlde type of pub, very quaint. We didn't stay there but certainly would if we go back to Wareham in the future.

Thank jackie572016
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Red Lion is in an excellent location in the centre of Wareham, which is a very historic and interesting town. We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed having a large room and bathroom. The breakfast was excellent - delicious bacon sandwiches perfectly cooked. We ate in the hotel in the evenings twice and those meals were high standard too...

Thank Themkings
Reviewed 15 August 2016

When we arrived on Friday the 12.08.2016 after a 8 hour Journey nothing was to much trouble for the staff, after showing us to our rooms we had a twin with a double and a single bed the room was huge and spotlessly clean. we went to the restaurant both nights the staff where more than accommodating the food was...

Thank Vicky J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good stop for a Sunday roast. Friendly staff and quiet environment. The staff were very attentive and the food was very tasty. Good and quick service. Not expensive. Recommended when travelling around the countryside

Thank Cubitos00
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed for one night as base for Camp Bestival. We had a clean room in the attic. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were polite and well-presented. The bar is quiet, in keeping with the generally sleepy nature of Wareham.

Thank Merlini666
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are some nice tables with stools and a raised couch area to sit at. We sat and prepared to order our food when a waitress apologised and explained that 'only those over 18 can sit there'. I pointed out that my daughter is 18 - and ID was demanded. I could understand that they didn't want toddlers up there,...

Thank allisonowenjones
LisaMS_11, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We are very sorry if you were put off. The appearance of age is a very subjective matter and we do try to be fair to all guests and adhere to our policy of no under 18s on the four tables directly adjacent to the bar. Thank you for taking the time to review

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We booked the room for one night as we were visiting Wareham for a millatory parade in the town. We arrived fairly late in the evening and the staff were very accommodating in serving us in the restuarant. The food was good pub good and the service very friendly. The landlord has a very large selection of gin and this...

Thank Pineapplepaul

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Red Lion Hotel Restarurant
Red Lion Hotel Restarurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Red Lion, after years of neglect, has undergone a refurbishment totaling around half a million pounds. The Red Lion now boasts 8 individually designed bedrooms, all of which are en-suite and some are suites. We have a formal restaurant, a relaxed snug dining area and comfortable bar with a great selection of lagers, ales, wines, premium spirits and champagnes. We are situated on the town cross in the centre of Wareham, the gateway to the Jurassic coast. Wareham is beautifully placed to tour the South coast. NB Please disregard any comments pre-July 2011 as they relate to previous operators. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: North Street, Wareham BH20 4AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham
Price Range: ₹ 7,453 - ₹ 9,444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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The Red Lion Wareham, Dorset
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“Top floor rooms have a view but remember the town hall clock is nearby”
redridero50, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely family rooms”
724trudim, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have poor wi-fi. If this is essential for you check when you arrive.”
ged99ged, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Can't comment as only used the pub/restaurant.”
martynm613, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms tend to vary in size and view, so specify what you would like in advance.”
DagmarE474, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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