Okay... why ''Terrible''? Let me give the good points, first. Super location, and great staff, and friendly, attentive service. We had the sea food platter and lasagne and a beer and wine. The food is very good, not fine dining, more cosy and comforting. A tad over priced, as were the beer and wine, with the latter a lot of money! I don't quite get it with wine, but there we are. There seems to be a bit of a confusion with this venue, as whilst it seems to have a great mix of locals, using the pub area, there was, when we were there, far too many children, and worse still, children shouting, and treating the pub and lounge areas with total disrespect for the adults in the building. I suspect, as we looked at one table, with two pairs of adults and around for or five children, the fault lies with the parents, just not taking control and seemingly thinking that 'their' kids should be allowed to shout, scream and take over. To be fair, we eaves dropped on two of the nosiest kids who kept saying, ''Please, can we go now!'' And yet the adults, just carried on drinking, and almost disregarding the fact they had an unruly mob with them. This is really not fair to customers who treat the pub/restaurant, as a treat, and as with most pubs, and adult treat! Surely, when licensing laws changed, there was the stipulation that children should be adequately supervised and so, too, the adults taking them in to an establishment designed for adults, with alcohol. It seems, sadly, there are many adults, who just don't care, and as with the Red Lion, staff and management who should be doing more to point out that all guests, whether adult or child, should not shout, scream and disrupt the enjoyment of others. Maybe it is time, Red Lion management, to have a family room, away from the bar and lounge and restaurant, maybe the conservatory? Or the rear room, and bar children from the adult areas? It is obvious that there are issues, and really until they are addressed, we probably won't return. Oh, and before the management jump in and say, ''It must have been Easter'', it was before this, and we have been in before, as a couple and with friends, and it is often the same, but, fo course, far worse during school holidays, when, quite frankly, we avoid this venue... sadly.
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