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The Red Lion

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The Red Lion Duffield Lane | Newborough, Burton upon Trent DE13 8SH, England
+44 1283 576182
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service were second to none once again. We don't go out often but this is always our first choice for the best food. We all had different starters and mains and all were excellent. Couldn't fit in a pudding! The staff are lovely and always professional and attentive without being overbearing. We shall return!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, great staff and excellent service. We stayed nearby and decided to eat here as it had good reviews, we will be back soon!

1 Thank jade8791
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The team at the Red Lion have never failed to deliver. You're always greeted with a warm welcome by whoever you meet and the food never has never been anything but delicious; the selection of gin is also a major selling point! What I most like about the pub is that you are made to feel welcome in whatever state... More 

2 Thank Joules123
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off by chance whilst passing through. Very comfortable feel to the place with a lovely glowing log burner . My husband a I chose chicken burger with Brie, bacon and cranberry sauce. It was presented really nicely and delicious. Our daughter had the homemade burger with chorizo and cheese. Accompanied with homemade chips mmmmm!! Very plentiful. We will definitely... More 

1 Thank Lolhol11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We LOVE The Red Lion after discovering it 6 months ago when we moved to the area. Easily the best pub for miles for food, atmosphere & drink. Big bar area serving Rattler amongst many others, the chef creates specials daily which are always amazing. Their signature chicken is fabulous as are the homemade pies. Nothing at all bad to... More 

1 Thank Dawnee15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have driven passed a number of times and this week my wife and I decided to call at lunchtime.Sometimes it seems that a genuine smile and welcome has become a lost art - but definitely not here.We were offered seats in the bar (with real fire) or in the restaurant itself where the tables sparkle included cut glass.The choice,quality and... More 

1 Thank StaffordWilliam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my fiancee, part of our weekly date night. Recently there has been plenty of road works so they should be done soon. St George's park is close with nice facilities. This pub, has a feel of old fashioned with modern feels. We had to book as it tends to get busy at times, we shown straight to... More 

1 Thank Matthew I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitors to the Red Lion, it's always a great experience. Top class drinks & food, with great service to match from the Red Lion Team! David & Jo

1 Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The red lion is a great place to go for food. I went with my girlfriend for the steak night. 2 steaks for £30 can't grumble at that. I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had the sirloin. Cooked to perfection! and the chips are amazing. The starters were great as well.

1 Thank Josh O
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a conference at the St George's hotel which was 10 mins drive away. The food and drink was excellent, the decoration was lovely too. It must be popular as all tables were taken. I was glad we had booked. The only downside it was rather noisy at the tables and we couldn't hear ourselves talking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Red Lion Duffield Lane | Newborough, Burton upon Trent DE13 8SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Burton upon Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 576182
The Red Lion is situated just off the A515 and is an ideal venue for all occasions. We are close to St George's Park, Tatenhill Air Field, Trent Raceway, Old Bakers Cottage B&B, Newborough Cottages and Hoar Cross Hall & Spa. We have a lovely bar area with open fire. Our restaurant can accommodate 45 guests and also fantastic new bar area. We welcome families, walkers, cyclists, dogs and large parties. Our daily menu is available from 12pm-2.30Pm with dinner menu available from 5-9.30 Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday Lunch is served 12-6 pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?