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lovely meal and staff

Ate her last weekend, busy local pub but friendly to visitors, with a lovely meal which I had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Many greats,food staff ,hospitality,flowers,5stars,one from the dog!

Arrived late on a busy lunchtime as the kitchen was closing,told if we could wait for30 mins whilst... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
dorset uk
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3 weeks ago
“lovely meal and staff”
26 Sep 2018
“Many greats,food staff ,hospitality,flowers,5stars,one from the dog!”
The Red Lion is a popular ‘gastro-pub’ not far from the River Test, offering alfresco dining in the beer garden or on the heated, covered patio. In the summer, the garden is a blaze of floral colour. This is the 2nd gastro-pub that the Wells family...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
37 High Street, Overton RG25 3HQ, England
+44 1256 773363
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Chateaubriand steak prepared by Shannon. Worth returning 8606 miles from SF to savour once again.

3  Thank LucynaSW
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch before a trip to Bombay Sapphire - no snack, sandwiches or "light bite" menu for lunch - it's the full blown dinner menu. Fussy food - duck, brochette, salmon or squid for starter. Large portions, good quality meat and a lovely burger...More

1  Thank Basing325
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate her last weekend, busy local pub but friendly to visitors, with a lovely meal which I had booked a table in advance.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Arrived late on a busy lunchtime as the kitchen was closing,told if we could wait for30 mins whilst they finished a large order ,would be pleased to serve us.There were six of us,simple but adequate lunch menu with a few exciting specials.Each plate of food...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

I could not recommend this pub highly enough. Situated in the heart of a beautiful Hampshire village. The food was outstanding and so much variety, especially on the specials board. All the staff were excellent and very accommodating. Dog friendly too!!

1  Thank Escape706048
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We both enjoyed Lamb Kofta Burgers from the Specials black Board at The Red Lion in Overton together with a glass of Pinot Grigio and Malbec wine. Service was attentive and the atmosphere relaxed.

Thank roger_causon
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent venue with a landlady that goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her customers well being. Would highly recommend a visit.

3  Thank Mandy H
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Hired the skittle alley which is housed in its own function room situated just across the carpark from the main pub and ordered a buffet for 11 people. If you have food you don't pay for the hire of the room. It was my parents...More

2  Thank Tanzy T
Reviewed March 6, 2018

you could quite easely pass these hidden gem by as you travel from Basingstoke to Andover on the B3400 but once you have parked in the good size car park behind the pub you will happy that you stopped!

3  Thank michaelmA3228XG
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

I had the salmon special and it was just delicious. You can't beat the Red Lion for food in Overton (unless you want curry, then try the Redfort). If you like steak this is the place to go. Head chef Shannon - he's from California...More

2  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed July 5, 2017

A really lovely pub with delicious food and friendly service I have had many an evening meal or lunch here and NEVER been disappointed

2  Thank stephiedrs
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Visited with family and had a great day. Food was lovely and it's just a great wee pub to visit. Friendly atmosphere and courteous staff.

1  Thank BobbyT954
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September 30, 2016|
Response from BobbyT954 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I was just a visitor. Might be online.