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The Red Lion

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Red Lion Duffield Lane | Newborough, Burton upon Trent DE13 8SH, England
+44 1283 576182
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Meal: The Red Lion truly is a little gem... this was the first time my wife and I visited and we can't recommend it highly enough! Atmosphere: This place had the right kid of buzz you'd expect Service: Polite, friendly and professional... well done!

1 Thank Tom C
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here Monday 5th December and I must say the food it brilliant. We came for my friends birthday and we travelled from derby which was a treck but very much worth it. They do chicken Mondays so the chickens half price, and it's very well know for its chicken I didn't know what to think to when I... More 

1 Thank minnie1985
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner had booked another pub months before we discovered The red Lion for my 50th birthday lunch. Sadly the other pub cancelled on us 3 weeks before my big day. In stepped the Red Lion, they are always busy on a Sunday but managed with a lot of juggling to fit in 14 adults and 4 kids at 2.30... More 

1 Thank Kazz6966
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting a bit more. We visited after reading some reviews (rated 4th) on trip advisor. The whole experience was just ...well, average; choice, service, price, atmosphere. Nothing major wrong, we were just expecting more. We do not go out for Sunday lunch very often (we frequently eat out for dinner though) after this experience it made me feel that... More 

Thank sabrgr
Venice, Italy
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice pub and the food is good. we ended up sitting next to the bar which was noisy as the pub was full. This meant that it had a buzz but also meant sitting talking was sometimes hard as we had to wait for things like the coffee machine to be switched off. Overall ok. The food was... More 

Thank Examsue
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A half way meeting point for my family (Shropshire and Notts) We had never been before but had booked from comments on line. A lovely Sunday lunch Hot and served with a smile. A good choice of meats/fish and vegetarian, Vegetables not your usual run of the mill. A busy place - people coming and going all the time but... More 

1 Thank Minsterley
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends suggested trying a pub they had been recommended. So we booked a table. We were a little late as we took a wrong turn in the dark, and it's down some country lanes, But what a find..fully booked restaurant is always good too see. The staff were very attentive without being over bearing. The food was much more... More 

1 Thank louise_pearce44
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food at The Red Lion is amazing I have been a few times had Sunday lunches etc which are fantastic in my most recent visit I had the half chicken with skinny fries and a side of pigs in blankets and it was great I would recommend this pub to anyone keep up the great work you... More 

1 Thank SupaDee1945
United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed The Red Lion two years ago, just after the new folks had taken ownership and figured it's time for an update. The landlady from two years ago, Emma, has shown true grit indeed, as she is still steering the ship. Her side kick Kay, and head chef Boner are also the original members of the team. The continuity... More 

1 Thank PaulSullySullivan
Burton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called today for lunch with family we did not book but that was not a problem. Staff friendly and the pud was nice and cosy as they had the log burner lit. The food was really good I ordered the rotisserie chicken and I asked for skinny fries and corn on the cob it came with a huge portion of... More 

1 Thank Nanette8179

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Red Lion Duffield Lane | Newborough, Burton upon Trent DE13 8SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 576182
The Red Lion is situated just off the A515 and is an ideal venue for all occasions. We are close to St George's Park, Tatenhill Air Field, Trent Raceway, Old Bakers Cottage B&B, Newborough Cottages and Hoar Cross Hall & Spa. We have a lovely bar area with open fire. Our restaurant can accommodate 45 guests and also fantastic new bar area. We welcome families, walkers, cyclists, dogs and large parties. Our daily menu is available from 12pm-2.30Pm with dinner menu available from 5-9.30 Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday Lunch is served 12-6 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?