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The Red Lion Inn Handbridge

37 Overleigh Road | Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, England
+44 1244 630868
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
1 week ago
“Under New Management”
3 Jan 2017
“New Years Eve”
Closed Now
All hours
British, Pub
37 Overleigh Road | Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

The Red lion is a classic English pub. It serves real ale to a high standard, has a good menu with reasonable prices. The food is uncomplicated and cooked really well. If you are coming to Chester and want a safe pair of hands for...More

Thank sibaroni
Reviewed 3 January 2014

After reading the reviews we thought we'd give here a try for our annual Xmas eve family meal. As we'd never been here before we didn't know the pub layout so were a bit disappointed that our table was in the main area and with...More

2  Thank Felicity L
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

The Red Lion To sum up:- Great food! Great beer! Great company! Great pub! The Landlord makes this Pub the little gem that's worth revisiting time after time!

Thank Afairjudge
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Just a short walk over the Dee, the Red Lion really is a proper pub with an eclectic clientele, good range of beers, excellent food, and .....it's dog friendly. Most pubs these days have a manager that seems to be in the background. Not here,...More

Thank Dalestreet
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Did these for the rugby during the Lions test matches. Carried them on for the Saturdays and they are an absolute treat. Sunday dinners are spot on too. It may be out from the middle of Handbridge but trust me, the two minute walk is...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 26 September 2013

..although I can see that its not ideal for everyone. I love this pub, the staff and especially the food. I am a regular, but there is no way I'd give anywhere 5* unless I felt a place deserved it, as I regularly rely on...More

Thank MellyMelMason
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Although this is our local, we've only eaten here a couple of times. A new chef = an improved menu = great food. My boyfriend's steak and chips was faultless and my chicken supreme was delicious. The food is well priced and good value. The...More

1  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Whilst staying in Chester, we found this pub, which was a 10 minute walk from our B & B. We used some other pubs in the area but liked this one the best and we ate there on 2 evenings. We enjoyed chatting to Trixie,...More

Thank Amy H
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thanks for the nice review hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 6 August 2013

This sunday roast blows any pub carvery away!! Great service, warm and welcome. Bit pricey but you pay what you get. Well worth it!!!

1  Thank browniet1892
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thanks for the nice review, hope you call again soon

Reviewed 10 July 2013

We popped in last weekend when it was mad busy due to the races. It's a lovely pub with a very welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is amazing for a pub, more like something you would expect in a city center restaurant. The...More

Thank Paul G
Daniel J, Owner at The Red Lion Inn Handbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thanks for the review. Hope you visit us again soon

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Response from Rob J | Reviewed this property |
No food served here any longer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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British, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Overleigh Road | Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 630868
The Red Lion Inn is a traditional quirky British pub serving fine foods and cask ales
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