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The Red Lion at Brafield

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36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
+44 1604 890707
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pork belly” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
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Reviews (429)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have started visiting this pub as an alternative to a certain other riverside pub in the Rushmills/Queensbridge location of Nothampton which needs to sort its act out!! The Red Lion offers a friendly welcome and have always managed to accommodate our needs, and provided...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my visitors from New Zealand to dinner last night. I should have been warned the pub was empty. My Granddaughter and I ordered the Superfood Salad. It may have been superfood but it was totally tasteless. A huge heap of quinoa with a...More

Thank MarieF2715S1
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marie I am sorry that your recent visit seemed to not reach our usual high standard. Naturally we need to rectify the issues on your last visit and restore your faith in our lovely country pub. I would like to discuss your recent visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday lunchtime. Nice pub with friendly staff. Food was very nice. My fiancée and I ordered the mushroom and Brie Wellington. Lovely meal. Only issue was my fiancée wanted a Sunday roast but only likes chicken and unfortunately chicken was not...More

Thank jayvick123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice meal with friends, a little pricey but very good food. Staff not overly friendly, but polite enough. Worth a visit.

Thank MKDons66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up on spec at 830pm on Saturday. Restaurant very busy and we were pleased to hear they were still serving food. We were met with a genuine smile by all the staff and made to feel both welcome and valued. Food was great, service...More

Thank Bedford2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute rushed in 5 mins before kitchen closure. Was no problem for them to accommodate us. Very friendly staff and very relaxed old worldly free to this pub. An absolute gem. Food was great beyond belief. Absolute A1.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven't been here for many years so thought we would give it a try. We shared a red pepper hummus with chilli oil, bland and tasteless with 6 tiny strips of cold stale pitta. Two of us ordered the fresh tuna, I asked the...More

Thank Lesley S
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lesley Thank you for your detailed account of your recent visit to the Red Lion, it's clear to see that it didn't meet either your or our high standards which is very disappointing. We will of course address any issues that your encountered to...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in here to meet an old friend and while we waited for her to arrive we ordered two sandwiches. One was battered fish and the other chicken curry. These were supposed to be fillings but it was pathetically sub standard and the bread was...More

Thank BinkyGordy
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. Our sandwiches are very popular at lunchtimes so naturally I am disappointed they did not reach our usual high standard.I would...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had a family Sunday lunch at this Gastro/restaurant pub. The service was slow,when we asked for a wine list we had to ask twice, and then asked for how many glasses ! I had a beetroot goat cheese tart. I have never seen such...More

Thank douglasfairbanks
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Douglas Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Was out with a large group of work colleagues and working in the village decided to come to the red lion for a meal out after work. It was a lovely atmosphere, the waitress was very chatty and friendly. Everyone ordered main courses, varying from...More

Thank lorraine_smith3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 890707
  • E-mail
Based in the pretty village of Brafield-on-the-Green just outside of Northampton, The Red Lion is a traditional yet upmarket country pub surrounded by Northamptonshire countryside. A real retreat for anyone who visits, The Red Lion offers a relaxed ambience and superb Modern European cuisine. The lounge is a cosy space filled with leather sofas, the garden is simply beautiful and the dining room is the slightly more formal area. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Chris Simpson who boasts extensive experience on the London gastro pub scene. His menu is full of exciting dishes such as braised corn fed chicken with bean and chorizo cassoulet or lamb rump with rosemary polenta, Savoy cabbage and red wine jus. Having received a nod from none other than Egon Ronay, The Red Lion is well worth checking out if you are in the area.
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