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The Red Lion

#2,968 of 17,559 Restaurants in London
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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
+44 20 8748 2984
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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smallfield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this pub on a Friday afternoon before going to Putney for a concert,may I say what a lovely time my wife and I had ,this pub and staff really know how to make you feel welcome,the pub has a really lovely feel to it and it also helps great beer (fullers my favourite) and very good food,if your around... More 

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Thank Steve P
Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Back in London for 3 weeks and spent most nights at this lovely pub in Barnes. Every time I have been in the past Angus and his team have not let me down and this visit was no exception. The food was great and the service excellent. Was there for their Thanksgiving dinner, Could not move after the meal that... More 

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Thank Stephen B
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks again for taking the time to write Steve. Safe travels, Seasons Greetings & see you again soon :) All the best Angus. More 

London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is generally prepared on the premises and is of a good quality. The Chicken and Leek pie is a must. The staff are great and very helpful. The seating by the fire is comfortable and the garden is the place to be in the summer.

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Thank Ian G
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thank you for your kind review, nice of you to spot that the food is all prepared on site , all the time, especially our Chicken & Leek Pie which has a cult following ! Have a lovely Christmas. Best regards, Red. More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a regular here for several years now, with friends, for meetings and with the local triathlon club. The service is generally very good, and friendly, with a nice mixture of comfy chairs inside, good seating out side under cover and for summer an expansive beer garden. Good food always on offer and great Sunday Roasts. Being a Fuller's... More 

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1 Thank walt101
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Walt, Thank you for your kind words & recognition, always nice to receive such lovely feedback. Be sure to say hello next time you're in. kind regards, RL More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The back section of this pub is charming with an open fire and lots of calved oak about the place which looks to be originally Victorian. For that reason it's a great winter pub. If you're looking for a hearty pub meal, it's great too and the Sunday lunches consistently perform. They really have got it right at the moment.... More 

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Thank robbieramrod
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Robbie, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review, it has been shared with the whole team. 'Cosy' , 'Charming' & 'Hearty' are three of our favourite words too !! all the best Red Lion More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went yesterday on a recommendation from a friend who lives locally.The sunday roast was amazing,we shared the whole chicken for 2 people,it came with Yorkshire puddings,sausage and stuffing bake,and a tray of vegetables with outstanding roast spuds.My wife had the veggie main which was grilled haloumi salad with all the trimmings.Service was swift,and very attentive,with lots of smiley faces.With a... More 

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Thank withenshaw
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi 'withenshaw' Thank you for your lovely review & recognition of all our hard work, we'll keep smiling if you keep coming back ! kind regards, Red Lion More 

International
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200 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bravo Angus and the Team! Friends and family had told us for ages that the Red Lion has a fantastic Sunday lunch and we just never got round to going. So we did recently. The service was great (more than happy to help as best they could with dogs and kids), the food was excellent and the atmosphere brilliant. Special... More 

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Thank S E
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there 'S E' Nice to see you finally took your friends & family's advice ! Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words & hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Claire & Angus. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Last time I went was months ago and I was really disappointed. But I went yesterday, after a long day at work and wow! They changed the management and all the staff and they are all so great! Smiling, very helpful! Totally different experience! Worth to mention the blond girl who served us: very funny and polite! But everyone was... More 

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Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi 'SIL77777' Thank you ever so much for your kind review & for letting us know we were able to get things right on this occasion , hopefully our next thirteen years in the Red Lion will be as good as the last thirteen ! , be sure to say hi next time you're in & we'll raise a glass... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Red Lion is a large and attractive pub with an extensive outdoor seating area both smoking and non smoking. There is an extensive range of beers, all good. It is a good place to meet friends for a pre -dinner drink before moving on elsewhere to eat, maybe we have been unlucky but on the odd occasion we have... More 

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Thank tourist172013
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello 'tourist172013' Thank you for your review, on the positive side, we're glad the new booking system is working ok & that we are a good place for you all to meet. You food comments have been passed on to our kitchen team as this aspect of our pub is very important to us. Hopefully it will be a better... More 

Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had drinks and bar snacks after a day at the London wetlands centre. Attentive staff and friendly atmosphere. Beautiful Art Deco building and stained glass.

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1 Thank Paul S
Red-Lion-Barnes, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for your kind comments, please come again soon. warm regards, Claire. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Castelnau | Barnes, London SW13 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 2984
Description
Lovely pub set in quiet leafy London suburb, good food, good beer, great staff, relaxing times.

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