We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street, Birchover, Peak District National Park DE4 2BN, England
+44 1629 650363
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 176: English reviews
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a few times when on walks and now we make the 40 minute drive just for the pub. Fantastic beers, great people and excellent cheese! Do yourself a favour and take some home with you!! Matt (the brewer) is very knowledgable and interesting if you get the chance to have a chat with him.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jon D
Sheffielduk
Level Contributor
224 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely traditional pub in this small Derbyshire village. It is linked to their own microbrewery with very tasty beers, a class above some other small brewery efforts. Good food with a wholesome basis. I enjoyed some pasta with a wild boar sauce. It was described as a light bite but it was a very adequate portion. The patrons also make... More 

Helpful?
Thank indefatigable
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I had a few pints here, locally brewed beer was fantastic. Also super cool, I dropped 100 pounds outside. The owner found it and brought it to me in another pub (he checked the video camera to see who dropped it), super nice!

Helpful?
Thank Matthew H
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I dined here recently with my family and a guest from Florida. The food and service was excellent. It was efficient without being intrusive. The locally brewed (on site) beers are great and really do compliment the food. I had my 6 yr old daughter with me and even though I requested an off menu item it was prepared without... More 

Helpful?
Thank BuxtonLen
Writtle
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a lovely meal in this small pub. Friendly, welcoming staff. A short menu but good range of options with lots of homemade specials. Lovely homemade chips with the skin left on. A very tasty meal

Helpful?
1 Thank Susan P
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a family meal out, whether it be in the middle of winter in front of the fire, or in the summer sitting outside in the sun. Great carvery on Sunday's with choice of 3 meats and great food otherwise.

Helpful?
Thank RCR465
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had heard about the Red Lion from some friends of ours. My family came from as far a field as .Derby. Hull. And Pontefract. In all 28 including 6 children. Most of us had a 3 course meal some had 2 courses. We arrived about 3:30 pm .had a sample of Matteo,s home brewed beer.as a seasoned beer drinker... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donwrigh
Chilton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We prebooked for a group of 17 (11 adults and 6 kids) and had a nice set of tables...spread of four different tables, actually. The food was fine, and the beer was nice. Paying the bill was a shambles. Just adding it all up seemed difficult. There was no way to split the bill, which wasn't ideal...and it all took... More 

Helpful?
Thank RobinB1232013
birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Firstly let me thank you for choosing to book with us for your meal and thank you for your kind comments regarding our home-brewed beer. We are very sorry that it took some time to organise your bill. We currently write our bills by hand, which works fine for smaller tables, but can be a lengthy process with larger tables... More 

derbys
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Although a local in the area, I had not heard of this pub. Found it through Trip Adviser. They had run out of Peroni so tried home brewed beer which was awful. Changed to red wine. No Merlot so had wine recommended by chef which was also terrible. I had salmon (burnt) with new potatoes and beans. The few under... More 

Helpful?
Thank campeys
birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We are very surprised and sorry to read this review as we always are when our customers report that they have not enjoyed their visit to us. It is unfortunate that you disliked the home-brewed lager and also the Montepulciano we offered. However, we understand that not everybody's tastes are the same and would have happily changed your drink if... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
611 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I enjoyed a pleasant lunch outside in the sun after a morning walk around Stanton Moor(please see photo of cobweb). The staff were efficient and friendly, we had sandwiches and chips (please see photo) which were yummy. Inside there is a well laid out restaurant and a smaller bar on the other side.

Helpful?
Thank RogerfromTown

Travellers who viewed The Red Lion also viewed

Birchover, Peak District National Park
Winster, Peak District National Park
 
Youlgreave, Bakewell
Winster, Peak District National Park
 

Been to The Red Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Birchover, Peak District National Park DE4 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Birchover
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 650363

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Red Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?