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Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
+44 1442 213594
08:00 - 00:00
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This used to be a good place. Now, it is very expensive, but doesn't have the service or quality of food to match the prices. Most recently, our (certainly last) visit involved all four of us having problems with the main courses, some of which had elements missing entirely, The arrogant waiter was told about the issues and did exactly... More 

Thank PDgooner
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a lot better before it started speciallsing in pizzas but I still eat here occasionally. Last night I ordered fish and chips at £13 which is hardly cheap. For this I got what I can only describe as a child-sized portion of fish with a commensurate amount of chips. To make matters worse, the waitress spilled about... More 

Thank Christopher S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been for a long walk so wanted a nice bar with a relaxing environment. Got exactly what we wanted. Bar staff exceptionally helpful in their recommendations of a lovely rose which slid down very well. Separate dining area which seemed very popular on a Tuesday evening and we sat on a very comfortable leather sofa with a more than... More 

Thank jever-01
Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Red Lion on Saturday evening to for a meal with our family(6) to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday. We had a round table which was really good as we had the sharing starters. Our waiter was friendly and really good at clearing away ready for our next course, so thank you to him. We all enjoyed... More 

Thank paml15
Solihull uk
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends for Sunday Lunch. Arrived quite early at 12.30 which was good because by the time we left at 2 it was packed. Good choice of food for both adults and children, the halloumi chips were wonderful. I had Swordfish which was very good served on mashed potato and broccoli, could have done without quite so much butter... More 

Thank Bab5y
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us went for our granddaughters birthday. We had a lovely meal and the service was good and friendly. Our granddaughter and her friend were served first as they were starving so they had their meals without having to wait for us which was great. We had a variety of meals and everybody was satisfied with... More 

Thank Keith H
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch with a large group including children. The service was really good, very attentive and helpful. The food was also really tasty - I had pasta but the Sunday roasts looked great as well. It was a bit noisy in the main area, partly because we were there! At lunchtime it's clearly a family friendly place... More 

Thank Vstj
OISite, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Vstj Thanks for the review. We're delighted you enjoyed your meals with us, as a larger group; but that you would also come back as a couple/smaller group. It's also great to hear you were a fan of the Sunday lunch. If you did fancy sitting in a quieter area in the future - you could always request one... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Living so close to the Red Lion we are regular visitors here. This was I believe was out of the ordinary but shows how customers should be treated. Ordered the fillet steak fish and for my guest. Fish and chips for my daughter and my wife ordered a burger. Starters were fantastic but then we went downhill. What seemed like... More 

Thank Kevin F
OISite, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hey Kevin Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to us. We're gutted to hear of the disappointing meals you had with us - as a regular we're sure you'd agree that it's rare. We are pleased to hear this could be sorted at the time of dining and will be passing on good feedback to the team.... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I was recommended to eat here by a friend as there were no tables or places we fancied in our usual choice of St Albans. Trusting the recommendation we took our visiting family members from York to the Red Lion and had an excellent evening with equally great food. I'm pretty shocked to see some of the less favourable reviews... More 

Thank Danny H
OISite, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hey Danny Thanks for the review. Whilst you may not have found us sooner, you've found us now and we're delighted! We hope you'll be back for many more meals in the future. Regards Andy and The Red Lion team More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have just been to the Red Lion for sunday lunch and i must say how good it was. We popped in on the off chance to see if they had a table and were given a choice in the bar area. The pub was very busy but the service was excellent and prompt. We both had a traditional sunday... More 

Thank Alisonfleckers
OISite, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Alisonfleckers Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your traditional Sunday roasts - and that the service was on-point. We pride ourselves on having delicious, locally sourced, fresh produce and we're pleased this could be tasted in your dishes. We look forward to your return. Andy and The Red Lion team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 213594

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