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Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
+44 1303 263900
12:00 - 20:45
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 20:45
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Showing 106: English reviews
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was very tasty, quick service and a nice clean tidy building. Location is just outside the main town. The young lady behind the bar was freidnly and the service was plesent, food was nicely priced.

Thank Sirwolfe
Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Typically come back to UK from USA twice a year and Always make the 50 min drive to visit the Red Lion in Hythe. Food and beer have always been worth the trek but not today. First 2 pints of beer cloudy (not major problem) as the Pate appetiser was excellent as always and plate completely cleaned. Unfortunately the main... More 

Thank Sarcasticbrit
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us had a lovely meal here. Vegetarian choice was delicious. Friendly obliging staff served us. Lovely atmosphere and very clean.

Thank Jacky C
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we booked a table of 13 for Mothering sunday this was booked over 4 weeks before the date. when we arrived we was shown to our table the food was ok but nothing special yorkshire puds over cooked and some of the meat was tough & fatty, but the sweets was amazing the carrot cake was to die for. BUT... More 

Thank sueellis1963
Hythe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, son and myself all ordered the rump steak and they were all cooked to perfection, medium-rare just as we had asked for. it came with chips & salad and then we ordered some sides of coleslaw and garlic mushrooms. All very tasty and well presented. The apple and summer fruit crumble was also wonderful, as was the vanilla... More 

1 Thank liz h
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother loves the food at the Red Lion, celebrated her 90th there last year and her 91st there this year. Twelve of us for meal, the poor waitress was rushed of her feet but the service and food could not be faulted.Only little quibble not a varied selection for the one vegetarian in our party.

Thank Rosemary C
Ashford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Fantastic service, The meals arrived quickly and they was lovely! Big portions! Was busy so may book in advance, definitely go back.

Thank Charlotte H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went to the Red Lion last year in September for my mum's 70th. We were able to decorate a room ourselves, the staff were on hand to help, support and advise. The food the staff provided was great and everyone had a great time. The nest day we went back again as a family for a meal and again... More 

Thank 554Madeleine554
Berlare, Belgium
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a great nights stop over whilst visiting uk..breakfast was very nice and freshley cooked to order..make your own toast just as you like it..can reccomend

Thank mrbusy
East Sussex
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356 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were a group of about 30 walkers visiting the town and pre booked our meals in the morning. Six people ordered the Lamb Shank but on arrival it was announced that only three were available. All the food looked and tasted good and represented good value. However the large open seating area located off from the main bar was... More 

1 Thank John_the_Cat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 21
Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hythe
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 263900
We are proud to announce the recent management change. Situated in the beautiful town of Hythe, the Red Lion is a perfectly situtated for all types of visitors. Close to the beach and only 30 minutes away from Canterbury. Close to Dover, why not spend a few nights before travelling to Europe. Whether its for one night, a short break or a longer holiday you can be assured of a comfortable relaxing stay with us. Each room features individual decor, ensuite facilities, TV, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. We offer some deliciously tempting menus from lunches to evening meals and some fantastic mid-week meal promotions. Our Sunday lunches are very popular and we would recommend pre-booking your table to avoid disappointment

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?