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The Red Lion

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63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
+44 1929 423533
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to eat out for our anniversary, we tried to book at one pub but whoever answered the phone said they were not allowed to take December bookings only the owners could who were off at the time, so we booked here not having eaten here for several years. The online menu is out of date... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ending up eating here twice (Mon and Tues) during our last visit in October - Food still excellent both in terms of quality and quantity - And they do keep an excellent selection of real ales.

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Thank Tony M
Witney, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a very last minute booking on a Saturday evening, the Staff managed to arrange a table for two. The pub was extremely busy for a November evening but this did not impact on the quality or portion size of the food which was both first class and very good value for money. I would like to pay particular thanks... More 

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Thank PRGH
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back in Swanage again for a week and ate here 4 times. Food is as good as ever and the pub is as busy as ever. Lovely staff and great choice of ales and ciders.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Red Lion a couple of times during a break in Swanage. Very pleasant and friendly.. Service and Bar atmosphere excellent.

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Thank tonyandpatbarker
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice pub - welcoming and a pleasant place to have a drink. We stayed in the pub accommodation - warm, clean room with comfy bed and hot showers. Simple and comfortable. They take dogs in the some of the rooms which could be handy for dog owners. Breakfast was great with perfectly cooked poached eggs. Wish I could be complimentary... More 

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Thank kasstage
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a pint which was poured straight from the cask which was perfect. Can't speak for the food but as I'm not reviewing a restaurant that's fine.

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Thank George B
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good well cooked pub food. Nice and friendly and great service! Nothing fancy but well worth a visit for genuine pub food

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Thank rothwell6162
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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464 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The pub is well known for its range of ciders and cask beers. The food is reasonable, but average pub menu. They have two bars and a dinning room.

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Thank Alan M
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice pub, staff very friendly , the food is as good as the staff, i would use the pub again no problem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423533

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