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Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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2-6 Tolbooth Street | Forres, Forres IV36 1PH, Scotland
+44 1309 672716
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's over 50 years since I visited the "Red Beastie" and, externally, it looks much as it did in the mid-60s. However the variety of the excellent food, the beer and the friendly service made this a very happy return trip. Most of my family chose from the competitively priced Sunday menu and the whitebait starter and roast beef main... More 

Thank Lawrence O
Perth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to listen to live music, after being in the public bar through the day, what a difference, it was like stepping into another world, nice range of spirits, comfy seats, nicely decorated.

Thank thursolass
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Really good food and value for money. Good service and nice surroundings will recommend to others who come up from our Company.

Thank Richard N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Probably the best pub I've been to in the area for a combination of good beer, good pub food (macaroni cheese & sweet potato fries - both excellent) and friendly staff. The lit fire was a nice addition. Would come here more often if I lived in Forres!

Thank DaddyBadger2010
Carrie C, Owner at Lounge Bar, Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank yoiu so much for taking time to write a review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit to 'The Beastie' we look forward too serving you again on your next visit. More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great pub and food. Fab platter to go with presseco 🍸 followed by chefs curry which was delicious very tasty

Thank Carolyn G
Forres, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Steak and ale pie creamy potatoes veg gravy on side in a cute cow gravy boat so You could take it or leave it ,service friendly .food very tasty and didn't have to wait long reasonable priced

1 Thank Gillian R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly I noticed the menu is different to that on the website. Ordered ribeye steak Med/rare no tomato. I got sirloin, Med/well with tomato. They resent the steak and this was perfect. Husband had fish and chips, he said it tasted great but the fish was a little on the small side. Staff were friendly and helpful. Venue was nice... More 

Thank Nikkijdevine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast, greeted by the hostess Billy, who was super friendly and professional. Breakfast was really good, chef done a outstanding job. Will be back on my next visit. Thank u

Thank charlieboy82
Forres, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited at short notice with wife, daughter and her partner on 2nd Jan. Between us had four different meals, all were very good. As a local have visited this lounge on several occasions, usually lunch time and have always been well satisfied. Staff and owner have always been very pleasant and accommodating..

Thank Mick F
Inverness, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

First time here and as a vegan I had discussed meal options in advance. Fantastic meal was had, staff were wonderful - patient and attentive, lovely decor and Christmas crackers! Will be back - thank you!

Thank radiocaz

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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 22
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Tolbooth Street | Forres, Forres IV36 1PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Forres
  • Phone Number: +44 1309 672716

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