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The Red Lion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
+44 1929 423533
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“liver” (12 reviews)
“curry” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in for a drink. Didn't feel welcome. Very poor range of beers and spirits. Toilets are disgusting.

Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed 3 days ago

All about this evening was awful. We should have realized it was a no go area, as very few people were eating. The waitress was totally indifferent. We asked for a good local beer, she just rattled off some names, my friend repeated one name...More

Thank bumble669
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited three times this week, eating on each occasion. Food was excellent - very good vegetarian selection. Beers are excellent, and the staff were very impressive - efficient,friendly and knowledgeable. All in all just what a good pub should be.

Thank Gavin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had an evening meal here during our Swanage break. The staff were friendly and efficient, the prices reasonable and the food very good. My partner had a perfectly good lasagne and I had the liver and bacon which was really tasty...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great pub. Great food, great cider - about 20 to choose from. Lovely atmosphere and the staff were so friendly. I had the crab and lobster pasta with chilli - superb. Do yourself a favor and have a pint of Hogfather cider, but...More

Thank aec1745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet pub - a bit scruffy but lots of atmosphere. The food was well presented and served hot. Sadly the quality was not great - my sausages were a bit tasteless and the roast had been hanging about all afternoon. Puddings were very tasty. Good...More

Thank IanandGilly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate here on a Monday evening. It wasn't busy at all at that time, but I booked anyway, just to be certain I would get in. What a warm welcome. I came with 2 dogs, they were welcomed by name when I came back...More

Thank liam_kenny
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This pub is a firm favourite with us. A proper pub with a good choice of beers spirts and cider. If you like cider they often have about 50 ciders to choose from. If this is not enough to recommend it the food is good...More

Thank likestreesandstones
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We ate here whilst ion Swangae recently and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and the portions were huge!. We had the steak and the hunter's chicken. You could not find fault. A real lucky find. An additional bonus wee the ciders on...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 6 April 2018

You need to book to eat here , however it is worth it If you have to wait a day! The food is superb and staff are enthusiastic, a very busy pub crammed with horse brasses and country stuff, very relaxing evening ,thankyou

Thank meandhim
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13 September 2016|
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Response from wayne47 | Reviewed this property |
£25 I think and yes it is for 2 people each getting an 8oz rib eye chips peas onion rings breaded mushrooms grilled tomato and salad +1 bottle of wine
22 August 2016|
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Response from bobthebuilder1974 | Reviewed this property |
from around £6 to £19.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423533
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