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The Red Lion

$$ - $$$, , British
Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
+44 1303 263900
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Valentines Day. A Day Trip to Hythe to see the Royal Military Canal from a different perspective and the intention of an impromptu lunch somewhere inviting. We didn't find anywhere inviting in the town but decided that The Red Lion, on the edge...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just visited the Red Lion for the first time for my birthday today. All the staff were exceedingly friendly and genuine. The food was superb and the homemade deserts deserve a specially mention! Thank you for helping to make this a special day...More

Thank stuartfindlay2018
Red L, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the feedback, glad you had a great day, hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My father recently booked the function room at The Red Lion for a 60 Birthday party! A two course meal was provided for 25 people at a great price! It was a superb day with excellent service and food! All 25 attendees very much enjoyed...More

Thank Fcav92
Red L, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, so glad your farther had a great birthday with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few tweaks and this place could be ace. The feel, helpfulness and cleanliness were excelent. Value for money against food served is questionable. Real ale was in great condition but why serve Youngs and Directors when their website says rhe have local beer? We...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal at the Red Lion. Varied menu with good choices. Excellent service and didn’t break the bank. Thoroughly recommend. Food is traditional but has a bistro style twist. Certainly something for everyone!

Thank Hythetwinmumma
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday for a birthday dinner, with friends, meal, good, service good, atmosphere, good, prices good, place was packed, enjoyed my evening, will go again

Thank anji t
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This was our first visit having driven past the Red Lion on numerous occasions, we met some friends that were staying in Hythe on a break and they suggested going there for lunch I am so pleased they did as we had a lovely meal,...More

Thank Golden-Oldetripper
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice pub has real ale the Young’s bitter is very nice, we had the winter ploughman’s it was very nice, highly recommended

Thank John_Allwright
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I went here with several people for a Christmas meal, £25 per head. The meal was awful. I had a tiny bowl of soup (literally 6 spoonfuls) for starter. Then some very dried out turkey with roast potatoes that were difficult to cut. The vegetables...More

1  Thank Freda D
Red L, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to feed back about your Christmas dinner As a business i value feed back and believe this is a way to help develop and grow. We have served over 50 Christmas diners so far this December and...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

nearly called the police to arrest the chef ! beer okay food bland but it was on a plate ! haven't eaten like this since the army prison camp on the River kawiMore

Red L, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Good morning, Can you confirm that you ate in The Red Lion in Hythe Kent? I ask as i am Very surprised by Your review, we sell a lot of fish and chips in our pub and are always praised for the freshness of our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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