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The Red Lion

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thornby ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Welford Road | Northampton, Thornby, Northampton NN6 8SJ, England
+44 1604 740238
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 11 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Welford Road | Northampton, Thornby, Northampton NN6 8SJ, England
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Reviews (165)
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night, was lucky to be able to book a table at short notice. We have been before and I can easily say the standard of food is as high as ever. Try the steak and Stilton pie, was delicious. Charlotte was our waitress...More

Thank dtmullan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped to have lunch in this little village pub. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were just right (they offered both large and small portions). We both had the fish and chips. The green peas were pureed (something new...More

Thank No1Fox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch with friends, great athmosphere, warm and friendly welcome excellent food with a good choice (I had the best beef and stilton pie I have ever tasted). The service was also excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul10C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well done for beautiful outdoor areas. Food was light and flavorful, just what I expected. Well done for overall view. It's been great

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went along on the basis of a friends recommendation. Initial impressions were very good based on the atmosphere but turned out to be very disappointing. Rather pricey for average food and the crab linguini was stodgy, tasteless and very, very oily. No chilli, no lime...More

Thank angie671
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Called for a business lunch and had a great meal , good service, good choice of options on the menu, well presented and cooked food. Would use again.

Thank john h
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We visit the Red Lion as a couple, together with friends or occasionally separately with a friend about once a month or so. This most recent visit was with two friends early on a Friday evening. The pub was busy (it always is) and we...More

2  Thank jasmo2016
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I booked this restaurant for a Friday evening two weeks earlier for 3 people. The booking was taken by Joe. The dining room is a lovely, traditional old pub room and the table are of a good size and well spaced. The service was excellent,...More

Thank john1234_10
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault the Red Lion. The food and service on a busy Mothers Day was second to none. The special menu had a great choice. Everything was excellent. We will definitely visit again even though we are not local

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We have just been for supper this evening with friends, for my husband's birthday and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.The bar is cosy, warm and welcoming, with a lovely fire and the fact that it is full of locals creates a good ambience. Our table...More

Thank Sallybelinda
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, We are staying at this hotel in September and note that elegant dress is required for dinner in the restaurants. Firstly, is this a requirement in all restaurants? Sometimes the buffet restaurant has different dress criteria. Secondly, does this mean tailored shirts, long trousers and smart shoes for the men? There are young men in our group so I was wondering whether smart chinos would be OK for the trousers, closed in shoes but not necessarily suit shoes and smart casual shirt rather than a suit shirt. Also, at that of year is it best for short or long sleeves in the evenings. Thanks very much.
3 July 2015|
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Response from SUSIEB630 | Reviewed this property |
Just ignore this post folks! There seems to have been a bit of a mix up as I have not asked this question about the Red Lion. I have posted a review of the Red Lion but the above question was posted weeks ago about my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welford Road | Northampton, Thornby, Northampton NN6 8SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton  >  Thornby
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 740238
  • E-mail
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