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Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
+44 1303 263900
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hythe,Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a table for 30 of us and it was beautifully set up in their function room. Food came out hot and tasted lovely. Great portion size with plenty of choice. Service was Fantastic - will definitely be going again.

1 Thank Goffy74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch. Even the salad with the meal was tasty. Very kind staff. Made you feel very welcome. One good bonus was our dog was allowed in the bar area.

1 Thank Sue V
Hythe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Been today for Sunday lunch, faultless. The food was good, hot and plentiful. Very reasonably priced and good service. The table near us had a family of four with a young baby, as is often the case baby wasn't cooperating, mum took the baby outside to settle it and the others ate their lunch. When mum returned they had finished... More 

1 Thank GeoffD587
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came in for some lunch and the male working who I'm guessing was the new manager was so welcoming and made you feel very comfortable in the restaurant. The food was amazing and so fresh ,and very reasonably priced .Will 100% be returning and has becoming my new favourite in hythe :)

1 Thank Jessica G
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've had several meals here over the years and all very tasty - as is the beer. I believe from my ghost books that there is also supposed to be other kinds of spirits (a WW2 bus conductor?) who people have seen at the bar? But don't take that as read, make your own mind up if you dare. But... More 

Thank Malcolm H
Northallerton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate there every night during our stay in hythe and found the food ok but expensive for what it was.

1 Thank Ann H
Red L, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback We have recently undergone a change of ownership and as such have undertaken a period of re-branding, redecoration and a new menu relaunch we have some exciting new dishes and mid week deals . We welcome all your comments as we continually strive to give the best possible service and standards to our customers. We... More 

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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Popped in for lunch with my partner and young son. Staff were very friendly and helpful, quickly bringing a high-chair for the boy. We sat in the lovely enclosed garden at the rear and had a tasty and good value lunch. The ploughmans in particular was excellent. It included one of the best scotch eggs I've ever had. The beer... More 

Thank djburns
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We couldn't get a meal at our hotel, so we went to the red lion. New owner had only been there about 4 weeks, great food, great service. Well done to the owner for providing such a good customer service, you could teach our hotel a thing or two. Asked how much their rooms cost for bed & breakfast, much... More 

Thank Heather C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went in for the first time in 4 years as it had been taken over by new owners and it was lovely the owners were so friendly the drinks were a good price and we enjoyed it so much we went back for a roast the next day which was delicious! Defiantly going back!

Thank rebeccaaA6697AB
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I recently organised a meal for staff who were leaving. The staff were very accommodating and even put together set menus for us to choose from. We were a large group of 32 and although we pre-ordered no one was kept waiting while others had finished. Good portion size, hot and very enjoyable. Great night.

Thank namwob54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 20
Pub, Bar, British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hythe
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 263900
We are proud to announce the recent management change. Situated in the beautiful town of Hythe, the Red Lion is a perfectly situtated for all types of visitors. Close to the beach and only 30 minutes away from Canterbury. Close to Dover, why not spend a few nights before travelling to Europe. Whether its for one night, a short break or a longer holiday you can be assured of a comfortable relaxing stay with us. Each room features individual decor, ensuite facilities, TV, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. We offer some deliciously tempting menus from lunches to evening meals and some fantastic mid-week meal promotions. Our Sunday lunches are very popular and we would recommend pre-booking your table to avoid disappointment

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