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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Upper Icknield Way | Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough HP27 0LL, England
+44 1844 344476
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat when walking the hills around Whiteleaf and Cadsden especially since the worldwide fame of the latter and the globalisation of it's eatery has diminished that experience. Good simple menu well cooked quickly served and hounds welcome. Probably the best burger I have had in the last year and very reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.

Thank Andrew N
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere hearty food Reasonably priced roaring log fire a real find in the country give the plough and the Russel arms a miss and come here instead its far more honest

Thank Doug O
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We went for a Xmas lunch and the food and service were brilliant. The staff were very accommodating and checked we were happy, service came with a chat and smile and I ate everything I was given...and was very full at the end. My starter was beautifully presented, the steak was generous and as I had asked it to be... More 

Thank hollowa2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing home cooked food here. I've been multiple times and always am welcomed by the owners and staff specially Sarah!!! Tuesday night has an amazing steak offer including two steaks and a bottle of wine. Lovely old country pub with lots of character.

1 Thank Charli C
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A good old English Pub serving a standard menu. The pub also has B&B rooms. A fantastic array of gins but only 1 malt scotch. Food was OK I had beef which was well under cooked and was sent back but friends had lamb shanks which looked mouth watering.

1 Thank Cagey_64
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our Sunday lunch was ok but the waitress seemed so nervous and inexperienced that it made us nervous to ask her anything !!! We asked her a question, she went off to get the answer and then came back and stood at the table with her pad .. we had to ask what the answer was ! Sunday roast was... More 

2 Thank PAM G
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Traditional pub in a lovely setting. The night we went was not that busy but we were given a small table for four, even though we had reservation, which seemed strange as there were better tables free. Food was ok but service only average. Perhaps we just found them on an off day.

1 Thank JC1LondonEngland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Coming from the States I was visiting a colleague and friend of mine in the London area when we stopped at the Red Line for dinner (she obviously knew the place, and spoke highly about it) However after the amazing hospitality - we were served the ultimately best steak I have had in ages! Everything from the people, dining area,... More 

1 Thank Maria N
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt the best steak the 4 of us have ever tasted. Each steak cooked perfectly to each individuals preference. If you've not been here it's a must! Can't recommend highly enough! Great staff, great food, great selection of drinks and great atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old pub with good, old fashioned pub food (steak & chips, scampi & chips, ham egg & chips....) and friendly service. The day we went it was very hot and the tables outside were all full but it was actually nicer to sit inside where it was cooler. Right on the Ickneald Way, it would be... More 

Thank Sue T

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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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Icknield Way | Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough HP27 0LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Princes Risborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1844 344476

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