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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chenies Village | Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6ED, England
+44 1923 282722
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Showing 111: English reviews
Amersham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went out mid-week looking for some good pub fare and to be honest, we found it. The Red Lion is in a good location, not far from Rickmansworth. We had been there before. The evening we chose however, was a little bit quiet. There were only two other couples there and when they left, we were alone. The food... More 

Thank James W
London, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had pre-booked for a Saturday lunch, being a group of ten friends (9 adults & 1 youngster). We were seated in a rear room and seated on a table together, which was very nice. (I've just seen other reviews with a 'child' admittance problem here but we were fine). The menu has a number of starters & potential main... More 

Thank Martin W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a long walk with 3 young boys in the rain. Got to pub and started taking bouts boots off while staff were watching. We were then told no children although there was plenty of space in the back they wouldn't even let us stay for a drink. Very unfriendly staff

1 Thank Erika W
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Nice pub but pricey (6.50 for a sandwich), but kids are absolutely not welcome and not the most friendly to adults either..saw others with kids being turned away even if they sat outside..probably wouldn't return Bedford Arms next time

Thank Simon F
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It was our first visit to this pub for Sunday lunch on 20th November. 6 people, 4 roast dinners, 1 fish pie and 1 veggie currry - 10 out of 10 from us all !! My husband is a big 'foodie', he said it was the best fish pie he has ever had !! Amazing food, together with lovely service... More 

Thank Kevin T
Amersham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have had excellent experiences in the past at The Red Lion, as my past reviews over the years have shown, but the news that Landlady Heather Norris was back in the kitchen after a very long break, was like striking oil ... or maybe more to the point, the Red Lion was getting back the best Cook this delightful... More 

Thank SimonClapton
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Red Lion in Chenies serves good sized decent portions of home made food. all 5 of us enjoyed our meals. Service was good, you always get a decent pint and the wine is very favourably priced compared to local alternatives. Will definitely return.

Thank JMAK1964
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hi, it's been a while, but, as Colin Welland said (all the way up to 2 November 2015, R.i.p), 'the British are coming' ... and they have ... delightful new staff, and the twins, Heather & Dee, in the kitchen, so the food is really good, the atmosphere engaging, and Mike is smiling; so all i can say is, come... More 

Thank chrisummers
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came in to eat right on opening time last weekend, a party of 6. Landlord was a super chap, very friendly, and the food was very good indeed. It has been over 10yrs since I've been in the Red Lion, I won't leave it so long again.

Thank Jim B
Level Contributor
62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We chose the Red Lion because it welcomed hikers and historically had received accolades for the food. The pub was quiet for a Sunday lunchtime and we did not see anyone eating, which should have alarmed us. We ignored these obvious warning signed and ordered the beef pie. The pie was served with barely cooked broccoli and some other vegetables... More 

Thank jonh77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chenies Village | Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Rickmansworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 282722

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