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Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
+44 1303 263900
12:00 - 20:45
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 20:45
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way to France, via the Eurotunnel. Recently refurbished, traditional coaching house rooms. light and airy pub, with a small but interesting menu - I had a seafood stew, which was very nice. Beer well kept, and breakfast cooked to order. I would come back.

1 Thank pedroboats
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in The Red Lion in the hope of an early evening meal and what a surprise we had. Great selection of freshly prepared tasty food. Pies were gorgeous and traditional flavours. Fish dishes very tasty and we had a lovely lady waiting on us which topped off the evening. Very nice ambience and all patrons around us seemed to... More 

1 Thank Paulg6565
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with family to The Red Lion for an afternoon lunch. The Good Points: The Guinness is excellent The staff are lovely and the food is lovely and well priced. The Cheesecake is excellent The Bad points: The background music is dire.... a bit of blues or similar would have been nice and different from the other run of... More 

Thank grumpaflump
Hythe,Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

2 Thank Goffy74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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 74 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 The 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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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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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 2 - USD 20
Pub, Bar, British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?