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The Red Lion

81 Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
+44 1204 856600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
81 Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Family meal Saturday night.Service excellent,food 1st class.Not really anything else to say,you will not be disappointed. Sister stayed the night & found the accommodation & service as good as any double the price & will return here again whenever she is in Bury.

Thank smithr47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to the red lion for a while as we had heard it had changed hands. Went for lunch today and we were very impressed with the food and the value. Ate off the cozy lunch menu - 2 courses for £9.95. Excellent value...More

Thank 213Lancslady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from an overnight stay at the Red Lion and I cannot praise or recommend the Inn enough.We arrived on Saturday lunchtime and had excellent couple of beers before checking in to one of the most comfortable,well appointed and spacious rooms we...More

Thank Jacqui K
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time! Hopefully you will come again soon, so you may finally visit Bury Market. We definitely feel proud to have made your visit so comfortable and pleasant. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

another lovely meal at the red lion.called this evening for tea.food was great as always.service was spot on.look forward to our next visit.

Thank Jackie K
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear, regular customers receiving the same consistent service and food! We love that you keep coming back. See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have drove past The Red Lion for almost five years on my way and back from work. It has always looked a nice place so last night I popped in with my wife. I think we got there about 4.30ish and was greeted by...More

Thank Danny F
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm very glad you decided to give us a go. It seems we did not disappoint! Perhaps pop back to us for your next family occasion, we always strive to make each booking special.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch here on Easter Monday, didn't need to book for 2 people but probably would have needed to for more or dining at peak times. Welcoming atmosphere and good space between tables. Reasonable choice on the menu and a small specials board...More

Thank Kate C
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed our food, and I have taken your comments on board regarding parts of our pricing. Next time you're here, don't hesitate to ask for a larger portion of coleslaw. We are always happy to help. Hope to see you back again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited here twice since the start of the year for lunch with family. The food has been good both times, but the service has been rather inconsistent both times. Most members of staff are lovely and friendly, but one lady is terribly rude and...More

Thank RachaelAmy23
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoy most aspects of your visits, and I'm very sorry to hear one member of our team lets us down! If you could let us know who this is, we would be more than happy to give...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent value for money. Quiet location with lots of parking . Friendly staff, good menu and comfortable rooms. Breakfast with lots of choice. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Douglas B
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like you enjoyed all aspects if your visit, and I'm glad we're good enough to recommend. See you again soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We booked a table for 4 on Sunday, some ordered from the set menu, some from the normal menu, the food and service was fantastic. We will see you very soon, thanks again :)

Thank flossylil
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to us, hopefully we will see you this Sunday!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited after being refused to have a high chair on the decking at the Pack Horse in Affetside, staff at the Red Lion were friendly and happy to help. The prices are good and the food fantastic, the decking area is lovely to sit out...More

Thank Hol899
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. I'm glad we could suceed in meeting your needs. We hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ramsbottom Road, Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury  >  Hawkshaw
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 856600
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