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The Red Lion Inn Handbridge

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37 Overleigh Road | Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, England
+44 1244 630868
16:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

After reading the reviews we thought we'd give here a try for our annual Xmas eve family meal. As we'd never been here before we didn't know the pub layout so were a bit disappointed that our table was in the main area and with being Xmas eve the pub was packed and noisy (not their fault). The menu was... More 

2 Thank Felicity L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

The Red Lion To sum up:- Great food! Great beer! Great company! Great pub! The Landlord makes this Pub the little gem that's worth revisiting time after time!

Thank Afairjudge
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Just a short walk over the Dee, the Red Lion really is a proper pub with an eclectic clientele, good range of beers, excellent food, and .....it's dog friendly. Most pubs these days have a manager that seems to be in the background. Not here, the Landlord is friendly and proactive and seems to know everybody's name, quite refreshing! Well... More 

Thank Dalestreet
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Did these for the rugby during the Lions test matches. Carried them on for the Saturdays and they are an absolute treat. Sunday dinners are spot on too. It may be out from the middle of Handbridge but trust me, the two minute walk is well worth it.

Thank Rob J
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2013

..although I can see that its not ideal for everyone. I love this pub, the staff and especially the food. I am a regular, but there is no way I'd give anywhere 5* unless I felt a place deserved it, as I regularly rely on trip advisor to eek out hidden gems like this one. The pub rules are generally... More 

Thank MellyMelMason
Chester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Although this is our local, we've only eaten here a couple of times. A new chef = an improved menu = great food. My boyfriend's steak and chips was faultless and my chicken supreme was delicious. The food is well priced and good value. The desserts look good too, but we'll leave room another time. As for the pub, we... More 

1 Thank Sharon T
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Whilst staying in Chester, we found this pub, which was a 10 minute walk from our B & B. We used some other pubs in the area but liked this one the best and we ate there on 2 evenings. We enjoyed chatting to Trixie, the waitress, and she was welcoming and efficient. We chose our meals from the specials'... More 

Thank Amy H
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review hope to see you soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This sunday roast blows any pub carvery away!! Great service, warm and welcome. Bit pricey but you pay what you get. Well worth it!!!

1 Thank browniet1892
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, hope you call again soon More 

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We popped in last weekend when it was mad busy due to the races. It's a lovely pub with a very welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is amazing for a pub, more like something you would expect in a city center restaurant. The food arrived on time and piping hot and our steaks were cooked to perfection which... More 

Thank Paul G
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Hope you visit us again soon More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

The food previously was nice but with the new chef the food has really gone up a notch! the price was very reasonable and the food was utterly terrific!!

Thank Mr R
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely and honest review and we would love to have you here again. Regards Dan More 

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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
British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Overleigh Road | Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 630868
The Red Lion Inn is a traditional quirky British pub serving fine foods and cask ales

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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