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The Red Lion

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170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England
+44 1889 359842
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the Red Lion twice for lunch and had both the 'cheaper' option and full priced options. Both were very tasty and we'll cooked. There are many vegetarian options (which we tried as well) and a whole gluten free menu. The place is not 'contemporary' as such - and that is not a bad comment- but is clean,... More 

Thank Diane P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here. We were made very welcome with our two well-behaved dogs, who made friends with several other dogs who were visiting with their owners in the bar area. The locals were really friendly, the decor beautiful and all the food was excellent, freshly cooked and very good value. In short, the perfect country pub experience. Will... More 

Thank WanderingStar1234
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good selection of meals on the menu and Specials board. We've eaten there lunchtimes and evenings - pleasant surroundings, friendly staff AND no loud music. The music plays quietly in the background where it should be! And don't forget the puddings!

Thank Gillian T
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Family get together to celebrate dads 80th birthday. Very impressive pub with great atmosphere with a good dining experience spacious tables good service and helpful staff. Menu was varied but not suited to everyone's taste and quite expensive but great size portions and nicely presented. Desserts were fantastic again large portions. Very busy Saturday night but our young waitress was... More 

Thank princessshazza
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's been over 10 years since I last visited this pub, but following recommendation from a work colleague I booked a birthday meal with the family a couple of weeks ago. We had a great evening - nice atmosphere with good food at a reasonable price. Service was a little slow but it was a busy Friday evening.

Thank Jacqui M
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Return visit for us for our 20th wedding anniversary. We brought two friends with us who hadn't been here before. I was a little disappointed on arrival where our table was as we were not in the large open room and we didn't have much room around us. Also no fault of the restaurant but we did have a large... More 

Thank julie p
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Good range of beers and staff helpful and friendly. Cosy bar area with log fires glowing away. Bar tasters look tasty will try next time.

Thank bobtalbot13
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, excellent food, service a little slow, and expensive. Ideal as a special event venue.

Thank DNH64
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended this pub by a friend for dinner. The food was outstanding, such a varied menu. Great selection of ales and ciders as well. Stunning country style decor.

Thank Gembles85
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This pub has been going for years,and it had been over 10 years since my last visit and what a superb meal we had ,great choice and decently price.I would highly recommend this pub.

Thank Steve C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rugeley
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 359842

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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?