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The Red Lion at Brafield

) #83 of 429 Restaurants in Northampton $$ - $$$ , British,
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
+44 1604 890707
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
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1 - 10 of 415 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again we had a very nice meal at this place,,!!staff were very good,, surroundings nice,, weather lovely,, what more can you say,, nice evening,,!!

Thank terry h
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wednesday night catch ups... with old work colleague week 1, sun was shining and we decided to eat outside, bit shady on the patio, choose a night when a bikers get together was on, lots of ska music! no dancing, sadly! We choose burgers, lamb...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A convivial pub meal. Saturday afternoon was Sunny and warm. This made eating outside a possibility. The Staff were pleasant and the menu nicely covered all of the bases. We enjoyed the Spinach & Chickpea Curry and the Sea Bass. They were both very tasty....More

Thank tam368
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It has been a few years since I was last at the Red Lion so was looking forward to an evening with my best friend and family to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. What a disappointing culinary experience since the red lion was always a...More

Thank suehuntingdon
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk. Regards...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Overall a poor meal. We had the sharing pitta with red pepper hummus and chilli infused oil which was very bland with anaemic pitta (only 6 thin strips). At £6.50 we felt ripped off. For the mains we had the butcher burger, the bacon was...More

Thank Kaykay111523
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk. Regards...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We come here relatively often as we are local and it's convenient. Quite often there are a few items on the menu not available, but food is always good. Service can be very hit and miss, not always very friendly and open and biggest pet...More

Thank Selena1980
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk. Regards...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch outside on a beautiful hot day, everything was top notch, from the drinks to the food, waitress was a bit off-ish and not too friendly but that didn't spoil it for us, the food made up for it 100%, can highly recommend 👌

Thank Elmarie_13
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times. Evening meals, lunch times and Sunday afternoon drinks. The welcome is always warm and the atmosphere cosy and intimate. In winter it's snug and in summer the garden sprawls around 2 sides of the building. There is an outside seating...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I have now been to this pub twice on the first occasion having a waiter that was absolutely shockingly unpleasant didn't put me of coming again to give the place another chance, as she might of have a bad day, so I did bringing friends...More

Thank prity407
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Setting very nice, decor attractive, staff efficient, quick service, easy parking and then the but. I thought it was expensive for the quality of food we received and our meals were ok but! Just something not quite there eg thrice cooked chips that were pale...More

Thank LadyAnne253
McManusPub, Guest Relations Manager at The Red Lion at Brafield, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi Firstly thank you for taking time to leave a review, I am only sorry it was not a more positive experience for you. I would like to discuss and rectify your recent visit and would be grateful if you could contact me at feedback@mcmanuspub.co.uk....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bridle Path, Northampton NN7 1BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 890707
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Description
Based in the pretty village of Brafield-on-the-Green just outside of Northampton, The Red Lion is a traditional yet upmarket country pub surrounded by Northamptonshire countryside. A real retreat for anyone who visits, The Red Lion offers a relaxed ambience and superb Modern European cuisine. The lounge is a cosy space filled with leather sofas, the garden is simply beautiful and the dining room is the slightly more formal area. At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Chris Simpson who boasts extensive experience on the London gastro pub scene. His menu is full of exciting dishes such as braised corn fed chicken with bean and chorizo cassoulet or lamb rump with rosemary polenta, Savoy cabbage and red wine jus. Having received a nod from none other than Egon Ronay, The Red Lion is well worth checking out if you are in the area.
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