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“Pub with food.”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Drayton
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is a village pub which 'does' food. You order from the bar, give your table number, and the food is brought to you but you can also go to a different room and choose a roast from the Carvery. The food is average, and reasonably priced. Many different burgers, steaks, wraps and sandwiches but no fish unfortunately. Beer garden, coaches welcome. The place needs some attention, some areas were not clean and needed a coat of paint. Pleasant staff.

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Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Thera1974
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RLM123456, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

We are sorry you feel this way, we take great pride in Our business and are upset to think you feel it is not clean and just ‘does’ food.

We serve cod and chips on our menu and also offer scampi, both of which are in our meal deal, which are considered great value by many of our customers. We also offer a cod stew so there are fish dishes available on our menu. If you came in on a day that we may have ran out due to business volume then we do apologise for this as this can be out of our control.

We do offer a take a seat and order your food area in the bar but if you wish further table service then the ‘other’ room where the roast is served is the restaurant, where our pleasant staff will be happy to provide full table service and you can order from the full menu if you wish

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

We went here for our daughters birthday with some family members on a Sunday evening.
You cannot book and we needed a table for ten but they soon got us a table after about 15 minutes but had said the wait would be longer as was very busy.
We ordered our food at the table and when some of the meals were ready to be served some of us went and got our carvery meals.
Choice of meats our a vegetarian pie with big choice of veggies including broccoli,carrots,cauliflower cheese,crushed potatoes,roast potatoes and others but my plate was full by then.
We really enjoyed our meals and very reasonably priced with a very good selection of ales at the bar.
We will return soon as had not been for a few years for no specific reason but we will not leave it so long before we return again.
Thanks to the very happy staff for a lovely early evening meal out.
See you soon

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kevin1962060
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RLM123456, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we try our upmost to get people in as quick as we can and we try to tell customers the worst case scenario so your never, hopefully, waiting longer than we expect.

I’m glad we got you in earlier than anticipated and look forward to welcoming you back soon

Many thanks

The Red Lion Team

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

The Red Lion was the venue for our recent Business Lunch. We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Red Lion. Service was excellent, staff helpful, meals were served promptly and very hot, all vegetable cooked to perfection as was the Chicken and Mushroom Pie I enjoyed. Dessert was great, perhaps just a tiny bit short of accompanying custard, but was really delicious!! Very relaxed setting, warm and inviting. Can't comment on starters as didn't have not upon ale as only had a spring water, although the ales looked very good to! This is a firm recommendation from me! Thank you Red Lion for a great meal.

Date of visit: March 2018
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RLM123456, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback, please pop back and see us if you need any more business lunches.

Many thanks again

The Red Lion Team

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

All I can say is good food, nice atmosphere.............but the manageress/landlady should take a tip from her very pleasant helpful staff and put a smile on her miserable face!!! Never met some one front of house so unfriendly in my life, it was like she was doing us a favour!

Date of visit: March 2018
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RLM123456, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you feel this way

We appreciate feedback whether this be positive or negative so we can use it to help us manage any issues

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit the red lion with my friends and family for a carvery and are very very very rarely let down! The gravy is to DIE for and I would drink gallons of the stuff if I could. Only let down is sometimes the potatoes aren’t great but other times they’re amazing. I would eat here every single day if I could

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank lauren_calla
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RLM123456, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we get a lot of positive feedback about our gravy.. which we believe is one of the best :)

We are sorry you feel the potatoes are not up to standard, if this issue may arise in the future please ask the team behind the carvery to get some fresh ones for you.

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