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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

What a feast. This is a great establishment for anyone to eat as there’s something for everyone. What a choice of dishes. There were plenty of healthy options, hot and cold food and nice desserts. The food was fresh and tasty and the portions generous....Staff were very welcoming and checked everything was to our liking. We’ll be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

I had just flown in from Canada after a two day trip to the US. I wanted a proper English cook breakfast and had given up on the service stations. My lovely wife found me this truck stop and although it is well out of...the way I went for it. Amazing food, really friendly people, clean showers and toilets so well worth a monster Detour.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

As a truck driver finding a good place to stop is a nightmare, some times you get lucky other times you wish you’d stopped in a lay-by . Tonight I wish I’d kept going, parking is with out doubt dangerous, you are blocked in and...unable to move, the greed to get a few extra trucks in is with out doubt a incident waiting to happen. Parked in the middle surrounded by trapped trucks is a highly flammable fuel tanker, and if , God forbid , something was to happen it would be the end of 50/60 trucks and maybe their drivers. As for the food, well I wasn’t impressed. I settled for the gammon which was salty as hell, and according to the chef it’s always salty so maybe someone should tell him you have to either rinse or soak gammon to remove the salt, thought all chefs would know that . But to be fair I don’t know what the rest of the menu is like. The lady behind the bar was really nice and helpful so the only real issue needing to be addressed is the over night parking as once in you have no chance of getting out when YOU wantMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

What a hidden gem! Following a mistake where we ended up trying to check in to the wrong red lion pub for the night we decided to do a spur of the moment tour of all the nearby ‘red lions’ in the area (there were...11 of them!). This turned out to be our third stop on the tour & we loved it! Totally unexpected to find this is actually like a pub inside with the beer & massive food portions. We got chatting to a few truckers who all seemed very happy to stop overnight there. Especially with the shower facilities & even a laundry room. There is even a little shop inside with merchandise. The ladies toilets were also impeccable, the sign of a great pub! Such a novelty factor to find this place but we will definitely call in again when passing by.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

Ordered the lightly battered cod £8.95 got 2 well done frozen whatever it was it went back and 10 minutes later 2 more frozen whatever it was came back with cold chips and peas will not be staying there again will go up the road...from now on the food here has really gone down to what it use to beMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

Whilst the Restaurant is nice for food ..Different varieties and Motorway Prices .. THE PARKING IS A NIGHTMARE .. FOR THE 3RD TIME IN 5 WEEKS CANNOT GET OUT FOR MY 5 AM START ..Boxed in by other trucks the staff have parked in the...way .. If I need to leave at 5am why park trucks that are leaving later in front of us ...Both trucks to the Roght and left of me also can't get out .. YOU HAVE LOST MY BUSINESS I AM AFRAIDMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Great breakfast just off the M1. It's a no thrills restaurant with a sizable menu. Staff are friendly. The all day and full breakfast are much cheaper than a service station.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Food was really good large portions and very reasonable price,also very clean will be going again 👍🏼

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Whilst out on a wedding event, we had some sparex time so decided to stop here. It's a large place for truckers but they do a great cuppa and lovely bacon buttie. Will definitely go again if in area.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2020

Stopped here for breakfast during our journey and had a full English breakfast. The service was quick and efficient and the breakfast was made up of all the classics (Toast, Beans, Tomatoes, Egg, Bacon, Sausage). The bacon was nice and thick and had been been...cooked on the steak grill giving it that charlined look and taste which I loved and had never had before. My only let down was the sausage which I felt looked and tasted a little on the cheap side, the breakfast would be greatly improved if they used a proper local sausage. Overall a very tasty meal and I would stop again if I was passing at that time of day and needed breakfast.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

Good cafe food clean toilets often stop here it's a lot better than the motorway services.not posh but good food and no crowds

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

To be honest I was totally disappointed with the meal. My Steak was only just warm when it came out but my chips and beans were piping hot. Mentioned it to the very tall young man clearing tables but I am not sure he understood...me. Truck parking was very quiet and secure. Next time I will order a takeout I think.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

This place is "as it is ays on the tin". Hearty sized food at happy heart prices. Portions are large and the beer is cheap. No frills good value lunch to fill tummies. The chef however does need some American diner guidnace on frying eggs!...They should always be runny on a breakfast! Great parking, great welcome.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

We always order breakfasts on Fridays and this place is a clear winner. I recomend the belly buster, always hot and large portions

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

This was my first visit in over 12 months and what a difference to the truck park, no longer do you think you are driving on the moon. I have avoided here a couple of times recently as I was not aware the truck park...was now super smooth. A great big thank you to your yard Marshall he really helped me out of a tight spot last night, thank you. If I could I would give him and the parking 5/5, but I have to grade my visit overall and surprisingly my food was poor! Nothing fancy, Lasagne chips and beans, which was dry, spicy and lukewarm. Not what I expected or needed after a 15hr day. Disappointed this time.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Red Lion Truckstop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5