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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“pudding” (22 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed a meal in the restaurant part of the Red Lion. I liked the pub itself, the food was great and reasonably priced, and the staff friendly, helpful and efficient. What more could one ask? (A lot, according to the disgruntled Reviewers. Their problem.)...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was lovely and the portion was large, I actually couldn't eat all of mine, which is rare for me. The staff were very friendly. It's a lovely country pub. I am going there again next week as ai was so impressed.

Thank clairebellis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10/05/18. Away from the hordes at Chester Races today, out in the country, is this delightful pub/restaurant. Recently refurbished it has comfortable and relaxed ambience with one area with bar service and a larger dining room with table service. There is a very reasonable set...More

Thank Eric H
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Eric, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We are receiving great feedback about our refurbishment and new menu. Please call again soon. Regards team red.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Lion used to be an occasional haunt years ago but I moved away from the area. At the time of leaving the pub was looking a bit tired and uninteresting. On recent visits back, having heard the place had been renovated I was...More

2  Thank JacnPat
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Red Lion, Dodleston! I apologise about the chips and I will discuss with the chefs this morning. They are indeed triple cooked but the first...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with work had the Steak Sandwich mediocre would be polite, the service was not really any betterMore

1  Thank John T
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi John, we regret to hear that you were displeased with your recent experience with us. It is a pity you didn't feel you could tell us when we did a table check for your group as we were told everything was fine. Also the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, fantastic staff in a lovely very clean country pub. I will be going back for sure. Before you leave a bad review understand that it is a lovely country pub and not a Michelin star restaurant, so glad i didn’t listen to one...More

Thank Ilovefoodtomuch
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our pub, food and team. I couldn't put it better myself, you've described us to an exact detail of what we are. Our vision is to be 'your most loved Country pub'. We are not a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of plus points here, Gluten Free is easily catered for with a special menu, real ales are available and excellent, I think the staff are undergoing training from the landlady which was fine and the bar area was dog friendly which was brilliant- we...More

Thank curzonparkboy
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! My aim is to provide a mentoring and coaching culture to my team at all times but we have definitely been concentrating on this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this pub, it is so cosy and with great prices. However, I recently came here with my family for a Sunday dinner and we left sadly disappointed. We all had a roast dinner but struggled to eat it because of the beef -...More

Thank grace o
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Grace, sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experiance whilst dining with us on sunday, we appreciate any feedback whether that be good or bad and take everything on board. This matter will be addressed in our managers meeting this morning and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Red Lion several times over the years and it’s one of our favourite places. I’ve been reading the recent reviews and although it’s not always perfect I would advise you to ignore the bad reviews. Yes some of the waiting...More

Thank barbielloyd
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Barbie Lloyd, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. Thank goodness for people like you. You truly are very honest and a pleasure to serve. Of course my team will make mistakes, they're human not robots. As a team we address any...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always rated the Red Lion very highly but after visiting today I was left feeling very disappointed. The service was poor, waited ages for drinks and had to keep asking for various things to be brought to the table - in fact I...More

Thank Karen H
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. I will pass on your comments about the menu to our marketing team as we have...More

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John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
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.
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