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“Sunday carvery”
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The Red Lion
Ranked #12 of 17 Boston B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Best Sunday carvery in the area ,cannot fault, fresh vegetables and Yorkshire puddings and lovely tender meat ,love the place ! Booking is advisable for restaurant area but is lovely in the bar area too

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

After spending the weekend at a local caravan site we decided a good hearty lunch was in order and having passed this pub many times on our travels we decided to give the Sunday roast a try. We arrived early and realised we had made a good choice as whilst we were ordering drinks the place was filling up very quickly with families and one very large party who virtually filled the dining room. As we had not booked we were asked if we minded sitting in the bar area to eat, we said of course we didn't and several other people were doing the same. We were given a table number and within minutes we were called through to the Carvery.
There were three meats to choose from....turkey, gammon and beef. All were beautifully cooked, very moist and tender. They were served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and then you helped yourself to carrots, broccoli, red cabbage and mashed potatoes plus gravy and sauces. There was gluten free gravy and gluten free Yorkshire puddings available which delighted our daughter-in-law as often the gravy can be made but rarely the puddings....one very happy diner!! The vegetables were cooked to perfection and although there was not a huge range to choose from this was more than made up for by the quality offered.
We all cleared our plates and although, there was an extensive list of puddings, again including several gluten free we could not unfortunately manage anything else. The waiting on staff were all friendly and welcoming including the chef who obviously enjoys his work and takes pride in serving his customers. The whole bill for four plus a round of drinks came to £45.50 which we all thought was excellent value.
I would highly recommend this Sunday Carvery to anyone who likes a good traditional Sunday roast in a lovely atmosphere and say a big thank you to all concerned...we will return hopefully very soon. Thank you Red Lion!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Historic pub with ambience. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very nice. We got there late because we were lost and they ordered Chinese food for us because we hadn't eaten. Lots of locals eat and drink in the pub and restaurant - the food was excellent. The breakfast was made-to-order - the eggs were delicious.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stayed 2 nights. Friendly, helpful, welcoming staff; immaculate, comfortable en suite room. Excellent wide choice of freshly-prepared meals, with local veg', and wonderful (choice of five (5) hot dishes) breakfasts. It's a traditional English country pub' of a very high standard in every respect. The proprietor has a lifetime's experience of running a pub's and it shows in the quality of service and services provided for the traveller. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: all rooms on same upstairs corridor; good sound insulation; overlook countryside - lovely
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights, it's great value as the rooms are a good size, warm and comfortable

Fabulous showers, very welcome after a long flight.

Plenty of parking available and the wifi worked well..

Breakfast is included and is HUGE!

Only downside is the distance from Boston, but that's just the description that doesn't state it

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a two night break and had two double rooms booked. We had experienced long delays during our journey and didn't arrive until 1am. We phoned several times to let the landlord know our impending arrival times, and he waited up for us which we were truly appreciative after a six hour drive. Comfy beds in both rooms, coffee and tea and bottle water together with biscuits were complimentary. The breakfast was absolutely gorgeous and used local bacon and lincolnshire sausages which were all very tasty. Plenty of cereal and juices and a a great choice for breakfast. Full english, kippers etc etc.We had a evening meal in front of a roaring fire which warmed us up after a long day at the Lincolnshire Aviation centre. I chose the Steak and Ale pie which was absolutely out of this world, really, really tasty. The other dishes were Liver and Bacon with vegetables and that was gorgeous as well. The other two dishes were fish and chips and chilli, all exceptional and huge portions. We love the old fashioned pub meals without being mucked around to look posh, but keeping it traditional. Well worth the visit and we would recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I was very warmly welcomed to The Red Lion with a lovely smile and polite conversation. The pub had a nice atmosphere and wasn't too crowded on my visit. The food was outstanding. I only chose the very simple dish of ham, egg & chips and now wish I'd noticed the specials board before ordering as there were many options on there I would have preferred. Anyway, the ham was succulent, the eggs very tasty with perfect soft yokes and that was served with a fresh salad and the chips came in a separate bowl. The food portions are giant and I could see from other peoples plates their alternative food choices were of a similar giant size. Fabulous value, however. A very good experience all round.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: Main Road | Revesby, Boston PE22 7NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Boston
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: $106 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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