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The Red Lion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (19 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having come here for years I am appalled by the attitude of the person in charge tonight. We booked for the Xmas night as soon as available. However we were given the worst table in the place. It was draughty and uncomfortable and we were...More

Thank Harrycarrot
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review although it is unfortunately a poor one. I am sorry that you were upset about your table but it wasn’t possible to move you as every table was reserved and it isn’t possible to give everyone their favourite table. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting relatives. We ordered off the main menu as it had great choices. Very good and tasty food. It was busy considering it was Thursday lunch time, and although restaurant staff were polite and efficient, I felt they were under-staffed. Christmas atmosphere, which topped up...More

Thank AnnaMoran
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Annamoran, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. It was very busy last Thursday and ideally another team member would have been a help. It's a tricky time of year when planning rotas as we can never tell...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked a table for 8 at lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday). However due to milder weather we actually had a party of 15. I prewarned the Red Lion at 11.30 and they were ready for us at 1.00 with 4 tables in a quiet corner....More

Thank 7Dave7
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for your great review, I’ve made sure the whole team have seen this. We have a great team and they do their best to make sure every guest has great service. The menu is great for every taste and the festive menu is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited off chance, 6.30on a Friday evening. Festive, warm with roaring fires and very cosy welcoming atmosphere. Given nice table , and very attentive & pleasant waiter. Plenty of menu choices and deals to choose from, food was quickly served, nicely presented and tasty. What...More

Thank Anita J
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anita, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Red Lion, Dodleston. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We are having a refurb in January so I hope you will check us out and leave us a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red Lion is quite close to home but don't visit very often. So, good to find that it's maintained it's standards. Whilst there are some great 2/3 course deals we ordered off the main menu. Prawn and lobster cocktail, cauliflower curried soup, seared fillet of...More

Thank C5371VQjohnh
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, thank you for such a positive review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston. We make sure to provide a warm and cosy atmosphere as it is starting to get quite chilly at this time of year, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're stopping at Doddleston Manor and well, just round the corner is the beautiful proper country pub The Red Lion. We arrived to be served by this guy who gave us main menus, a Festive menu (three course for X amount type of thing) and...More

Thank NoakesRyan
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ryan, thank you so much for the positive review! Here at the Red Lion we always strive for excellence and are delighted that we were able to provide you with this standard of service. Please accept our apologies for not being able to offer the...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Service from start to finish was excellent... Food was outstanding, 2 lamb shanks & 1 beef dinner with 1 cheesecake & 1 brownie, 2 lemonade & a pint £55... Steep in my opinion HOWEVER would happily pay that again as a treat... Highly recommend... Nice,...More

Thank Anna-Maria O
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Anna-maria O, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We really appreciate your feedback and please trust that the entire team gets to hear about your comments. We are having a refurb in January so I hope you...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited on Sunday 29th October with husband for lunch-Husband had Mushrooms as starter, they were cold and not cooked through,told waiter who said he would tell Chef. Nothing done about it..My roast beef , which I asked to be well done, came out in two...More

1  Thank melbeasley
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Mel, I'm really sorry to hear this. Was I not working at the time? Had you spoken to me or my duty manager we would have been more than willing to rectify this immediately and feedback to the team. Although I appreciate your feedback...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

A good pub with an interesting an varied set of menu options. Lots of choice - including a number of special deals. Good value for money and food was very nice and portions appropriate in size. Recommend.More

Thank Albia-Newton
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hi thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Red Lion, Dodleston. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We have recently had a new menu which I'm glad you are happy with. Just to let you know we...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Just been for an evening meal with family - 7 adults & 3 children. All adults agreed we had excellent service and food. The Manager ( very friendly and efficient, sorry didn't get her name) could not have been more helpful. The young waitress was...More

Thank SelectiveDiner17
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! It was myself that greeted you and recommended the Vegan burger. We also have a Vegan Amok curry on our specials so please don't hesitate to ask if its available if...More

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John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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