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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

We have been to the Red Lion several times over the years and it’s one of our favourite places. I’ve been reading the recent reviews and although it’s not always perfect I would advise you to ignore the bad reviews. Yes some of the waiting...More

Thank barbielloyd
Reviewed yesterday

I have always rated the Red Lion very highly but after visiting today I was left feeling very disappointed. The service was poor, waited ages for drinks and had to keep asking for various things to be brought to the table - in fact I...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A pleasant long lunch on a sunny afternoon. Plenty of room inside and out for diners. Extensive menu options and excellent service from attentive staff.

Thank Venice2005
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had booked a week ago and the day before our visit I read a few reviews, should we cancel?? So glad we didn’t. Great service from the moment we arrived. Orders taken quickly and starters arrived promptly and piping hot! Main courses - well...More

Thank whilldies
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded today

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! Unfortunately we do seem to have some followers who we just cannot please. Luckily for us, it is only a small minority and the majority, like yourslef and many others have a wonderful time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for some time and most of the time they make mistakes (I don’t think we have been where there has not been so,e kind of mishap). Recently we went and had a dreadful experience and it was explained...More

1  Thank flacksd
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Red Lion, Dodleston.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visit here the other day with my wife for a late afternoon meal. very nice place and clean and tidy. I had the largest cod and chips you could ask for and my wife had a home made pizza. meals were very nice and...More

Thank Geoffrey J
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Geoffrey, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Red Lion, Dodleston! I do hope to see you again soon and look forward to reading your next review. Kind regards Hollie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So managed to get a table at 6pm on a Friday .. great welcome taken to table and the waitress Claire was amazing. I had the lamb shank from the specials menu and hubby had Hunters chicken food was great atmosphere was warm and cosy...More

Thank tat16
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! We hope you visit us again soon and leave us another review. Many thanks Team Red

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very smart after its refurb, you can choose table service or not. We just had a main course and it was very nice. Friendly staff, no complaints really please just stock up on Pinot Grigio cos it's not the first time you've been sold out.

Thank VSS8
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dave, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Red Lion, Dodleston! I do hope to see you again soon and look forward to reading your next review. Kind regards

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Called here for the second time this year, first with friends for Sunday lunch then we went for a meal on a Sat a few weeks ago, but because I had already left a review from the time before had to wait a month to...More

Thank Ricky P
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Ricky, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! That's a shame you can't leave a review every time as we're missing out on your feedback. You can always fill in our guest surveys which will feed back to us also. Many...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Went to Red Lion Doddleston yesterday for Mothers Day Lunch with My Hubby Daughter and Son in law who took us for mothers day Treat...The food was excellent 3 of us had the Roast Beef Dinner and my Hubby had the fish and chips... Must...More

Thank Katyco76
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Red Lion, Dodleston! What a day.... I can't say much more than that but its lovely to see so many wonderful comments. It shows how...More

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John S
16 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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