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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Welford Road | Northampton, Thornby, Northampton NN6 8SJ, England
+44 1604 740238
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just been for supper this evening with friends, for my husband's birthday and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.The bar is cosy, warm and welcoming, with a lovely fire and the fact that it is full of locals creates a good ambience. Our table in the restaurant was quite close to the bar area, which was buzzing and we... More 

Thank Sallybelinda
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

10 of us went here for a works meal, it was the first time we had been. We had heard good reviews but we're looking forward to trying it for ourselves. We were very impressed, staff were great, food was lovely and to top it off there was a great atmosphere. Well worth a try.

Thank Burjo22
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The chef obviously loves what he's doing and cares what goes on your plate. Pork loin was succulent and crackling perfect. Yorkshires we're so good would love to know exact measurements as these we're perfect too. Great fresh apple sauce. The only slight thing that let the meal down was the potatoes. They were crispy but I prefer them to... More 

Thank Paul J
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A very friendly welcome and good, honest food. Delightful spot to meet up with friends when we need somewhere just off the A14

Thank Harrydogandfamily
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Thought we would book for New Year's Day as recommended by friends. Restaurant was quite busy and the bar even busier but the service was good. The usual roasts were on the menu plus other options;food was good but expensive compared to other local eateries and our table was in the walk way of the servers going back and forward.

Thank Janis J
Church Stretton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were running late arriving 2 minutes to 2pm when serving closed. We were given 3 choices and both chose ham egg and chips. Arrived quickly, Chips were crispy. 2 eggs and lovey fresh Ham. great place to stop

Thank Helen S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had lunch here today and the freshly cooked food was superb. The staff was very friendly and proficient and everywhere was spotlessly clean. There was a good menu and I would certainly recommend the steak ale and Stilton pie. This is a really good inn.

1 Thank davidandpenny2016
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Our regular group of friends met for an evening meal. Both the food and service were excellent. The meal was definitely home cooked and the menu was interesting with a good choice of dishes.

Thank kingknight1
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited on a very busy Friday night. When we arrived the car park was full which is a good sign. Inside every table was in use we were quickly shown to our table by a friendly waitress. Menu caters for every taste and changes monthly. Food was superb hot well cooked and restaurant style food rather than pub food. Service... More 

Thank Diane A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

What a lunch and what a great atmosphere. We took a wrong turn with the car and ended up here by mistake. Very authentic and the burger was very good. And not expensive.

Thank Stefan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welford Road | Northampton, Thornby, Northampton NN6 8SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton  >  Thornby
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 740238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?