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The Red Lion Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Knapton YO26 6QG, England
+44 1904 793957
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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York, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with family for Sunday Lunch. I knew they did Carvery but was disappointed to find that there was no other menu available. And no starters either. But when I headed to the Carvery serving table, I was amazed at the choice of meat and vegetables. And it was hot and tasty too! No prices were on show, so we... More 

Thank Christine C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on Sunday three weeks ago, had to book, the Carvery is very popular. Unpretentious but good quality food. Will certainly go again. Have been on other days and it is still a good place to eat at lunchtime. Some reckon it is a great gastropub, that’s perhaps pushing it a bit but it is one of the best... More 

Thank Roger B
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with some of my family we had an early meal in mid week , I had prawn curry only got 5 shrimps in a very weak curry, my wife had a cheese burger with a couple of chips which wasnt worth the price one grand daughter had fish and chips she didnt eat the tiny fish cos it was... More 

2 Thank timothyYork
York, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever this restaurant once was, it isn't any more. The website brags of the owner's past associations with Michel Roux and fine dining, but that must be well in the past. They are we will admit attractive premises, but it falls down first of all on slow service for both drinks and food ordering. My cold ham and hand cut... More 

1 Thank Peter1202
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A year ago I had told my friends they must try this pub, I went on about the amazing food etc. I hope they didn't take my recommendation. The service was dismal. The woman needs sacking. She was unable to smile, barely polite, unable to make eye contact, poor understanding of customer service. The food was mediocre at best. What... More 

1 Thank crystabellla
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We recently visited the Red Lion for an evening meal with some friends who live in the next village. The pub is in an easy to find location, well lit and has ample car parking to the rear. As well as a varied set menu there are a good selection of specials on offer, a limited selection of real ales,... More 

Thank Alec C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place has a good reputation for food. When I went with three friends I chose the pate as a starter. It came with four small dried out pieces of very brittle, cold toast. My request for more bread was met with a look of incredulous contempt. After thirty-five minutes, when my friends had long since finished their starters I... More 

1 Thank flossieparker
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Ham and leek pie!!! A prefabricated case made of I know not what, then ham and leek stew put in, and a loose lid thrown on top, again made of I know not what.

2 Thank Chris E
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Eleven of our family members recently visited for a 80th birthday celebration one saturday lunchtime. We had a lovely meal, the food was great, fresh, hot and very tasty. Even the fussy family members commented on how nice their meal was. The staff were very helpful and didn't show any concern with being kept behind after closing time when our... More 

1 Thank Angela D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Inattentive staff left us waiting ages to order and, at the end of the meal, to pay the bill. Our server made no eye contact, never smiled and mumbled unintelligibly, which left us all feeling unwelcome. This contrasted with a previous visit when service had been spot on and came with a smile. (Maybe good weekend staff are hard to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Knapton YO26 6QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knapton
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 793957

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