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The Red Lion

) #2,923 of 18,145 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
+44 20 8748 2984
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visit the Red Lion most weekends for a Sunday roast. It is the best roast dinner that I've had out and I am very hard to please. The best meat is the whole roast chicken for 2 but the pork and lamb are also...More

Thank hfarrell2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our default stopover after visiting the Wetlands Centre. The food is good pub fare, the beer well kept and the beer garden and terrace very cosy. There are outside heaters for chilly evenings. The interior is pleasant with dark furniture, period features and...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a most enjoyable visit to the London Wetlands Centre (see separate Review) we (my wife and 2 visiting family members from the US) decided to stop at the Red Lion Pub (5 mins walk away) for lunch. We arrived around 1415 hours and had...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are so glad you had a good visit to Barnes but please don't shout about it too loudly, we try to keep SW13 a 'London secret' !! Safe travels Red.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to The Red Lion for a while and it was one of our favourites when we lived in the area. Their Car Park is through a Car Dealership (on Castleneau) which can be easily missed! Being at the bottom end of Castleneau...More

Thank Jonathan C
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Jonathon, Welcome back ! - glad we made you happy, thank you for the great review. Great detail, come again soon. best Red

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Great patio / beer garden out back of the pub. Lots of space. There was a BBQ option on the day. Food was average. The single think slice of beef was quite cold and fatty which wasn't a great combination. The pork was significantly better!More

Thank Adam O
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Adam, Thank you for your review and feedback, the relevant points have been passed onto the kitchen team. Our Sunday Beef joint of choice is Aged Hampshire Sirloin, we feel a thick slice does it it's full justice, and in itself is not an...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for drinks and dinner on a Friday night most weeks for about a year now, but are seriously considering giving it a miss for a while. It's a great pub, with lovely food, traditional pub feel and a great beer...More

3  Thank Mark B
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi Mark, Sorry you had a substandard visit, we have had two exceptionally busy Fridays on the bounce. We are drawing on our wealth of experience to make the ride a little smoother for everyone, going forward, all your feedback has been noted, thank you....More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I was here tonight with a few friends and we only stayed for a quick drink. As ever, this place has a good atmosphere. The outside space is fantastic. Lots of comfortable seating within and outside which caters for all. It had a good menu,...More

Thank Kitch25
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi there 'Kitch25' Thank you ever so much for your kind words, glad you had a good visit, looking forward to your return. best regards, Red

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing, presented well and generous portions. We were recommended the chicken pie by our waiter Kyle, whom may i add was a lovely lad. He recommended wines (the crianza was amazing) and generally was on the ball with the ridiculous jokes and...More

Thank sarahd22444
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Sarah, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write, we have shared this with the team, especially Kyle who will now receive 'light duties' for the rest of the week !! Thanks again, awesome job. best regards, Red

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Red lion has been our local pub for years. It has a lovely, big garden and it's very cosy inside. They changed management and staff recently and it seems to be a hit or miss. Went there with friends after work and we had a...More

Thank SIL77777
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear 'SIL77777' Sorry for your bad visit. We would be really grateful if you could email or call us direct to discuss this matter in person, there has been no management change , we have been here for many years & are still here. There...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a lovely lunch at the Red Lion, the food was beautifully cooked and presented. An extensive and descriptive wine list at not unreasonable prices. The staff were friendly, cheerful, attentive and professional ..... a special mention regarding Barbora!! Recommend to anyone visiting the nearby...More

1  Thank Eboylev
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi Eboylev, Well, well, well, thank you ever so much for the perfect review, will make sure the whole team see this, it will make their day for sure ! Thanks again, safe travels, Red

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 2984
  • E-mail
With roaring log fires inside and a heated decking area outside, you're always guaranteed a warm welcome at The Red Lion. One of the best pubs in Barnes, it attracts a good crowd all year round, and the lovely beer garden always proves to be a big hit in the summertime.
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