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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (16 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for a lunchtime, mid-week for a bite to eat with my wife and I have to say I was really quite impressed. The pub itself is a bit deceiving because from the outside it really doesn't reflect what's on the inside. Inside the...More

Thank SamKen21
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Samken21, We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Red Lion, Dodleston!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in for a family meal on a Wednesday evening, thinking it would be quieter. When we arrived the gentleman that greeted us kept calling me mate which I found annoying. We were shown to our table, then we waited for an eternity for...More

Thank Chris W
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. I agree with you about the staffing levels on that night but unfortunately, we were a lot busier than forecasted due to a local competitor being shut without notice....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here late Saturday afternoon, the food was really nice the staff were very pleasant, I told them I had a train to catch within the hour and food was served super quick. Home cooked food, friendly atmosphere wouldn't, hesitate to visit again.

Thank Bev P
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day! See you again, Sue Hughes & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lamb shank and the Wagyu burger for mains and we weren't disappointed. We were then tempted to the desserts I had the chocolate brownie with Irish liquor ice cream and my wife had the mini pudding with liqueur coffee , superb. Will...More

Thank Andy D
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Andy, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! The puddings hit the spot after a great dinner, especially the brownies. Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day! Sue &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Red Lion on Saturday 6th May on recommendation from a friend and we weren't dissapointed, I was with my wife and 19 month old granddaughter, lovely clean country pub with a great varied menu, the staff and service was excellent, our server...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Zoe is extremely good with children, as are the whole team but she does lead the way. Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is tucked away like a hidden gem. The interior was stunning with a warm and friendly ambiance. Friendly and attentive staff, especially Luke, Holly and Brendan who made sure our requests were all met without feeling uncomfortable. The food was served hot and...More

Thank Jeanette B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette , we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! I am also really happy my team looked after you so well as I was off and they have proved they are more than capable in my absence. Many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited mid week and fairly early evening .We were greeted warmly by a lady who called me darling ( I didn't mind it too much but I could see it could possibly annoy some people because she used that phrase a lot) .Having said...More

Thank Elaine L
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Elaine L, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Red Lion, Dodleston. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Your comment about the use of the word 'darling' has made us all smile, including the young lady...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for the first time with my family on back holiday Monday . I was looking forward to the meal as it has a good reputation locally. We where shown to our table and provided with drinks and menus fairly quickly. Good selection of...More

Thank Em2888
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi ,we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. If you are willing to give us another chance, please reach out to us at 01244...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called for a meal at tea time, very good service and prompt delivery. Food was very tasty but a limited menue

Thank Chris G
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Chris G, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. Many thanks Team Red

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a trip down memory lane for the family as we had lived in Dodleston many years ago....from the minute we entered the building we were felt welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the lovely lady who served us.The food was very...More

Thank londonpeppa
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have...More

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John S
Are dogs allowed in any areas?
17 August 2015|
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Response from Lynne A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are allowed in the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 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 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
  • E-mail
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.