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The Red Lion

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dodleston $$ - $$$ , British,
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a fair few times in the past and it has always been excellent. However, after last night's visit, it appears things are sliding. We ordered some bread with oil and balsamic to start. We received a few thin slices of bread and...More

Thank RuthCatherall
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ruth, thanks for your feedback. I am assuming you were in the same group as Gareth who also left some feedback on Trip adviser. Rather than copy and pasting the response to him I think Id rather reassure you that we read all feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here a lot over the last few years (we live in a nearby village), and it used to be great. Went tonight for the first time in a few months, and after the last couple of visits resulting in a vague sense of...More

Thank Gareth H
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Gareth, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. I have discussed this with the Head chef who will take it on board and discuss with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really very good steak and mushroom pie with mash and three veg. All very hot. Pastry was much better than previous visits to Vintage Inns.More

Thank DAVID079_12
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi David, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! The steak pie is my favourite dish on the menu, closely followed by a pizza. We are having a new menu soon and the chicken pie will have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here tonight food excellent just a shame they seemed short staffed. Lovely little country pub.More

Thank Peter C
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, thanks for your positive feedback. You are right, it is a shame when we are short staffed. Staffing the rota is a 'work in progress', sometimes the hardest job of the week. However, I'm very pleased that although a little short staffed the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to this lovely pub/restaurant, I was very dissppointed on Sunday 23rd July to turn up at 7pm to be turned away as they had absolutely no food whatsoever available. Nothing on the menu was available. I would understand if the Sunday...More

Thank Wrexham77
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were so sorry when we turned you a way that evening, it was the first and last time I have ever had to do that. Having said that, I would rather have a poor star rating for turning you away so you could enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up for an evening drink waited 10 mins to be served only for people who arrived after me to be served accept they were busy but the guy behind the bar just totally ignored us and acted like we weren't even there walked out...More

1  Thank robertdean1967
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robert, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. I have discussed this matter with team and I am positive there will be a noticeable difference. Nobody will have ignored you on purpose but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food but didn't have enough veg for us and didn't say so on ordering Missing carrots and roast potatoes - vital for a Sunday roast No compensation offered No baby facilities Had to wait over 30 minutes even though we arrived earlier than booking...More

2  Thank globet2013
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. We have since ordered 3 more highchairs so we now have 6, if this is what...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 7 pm and the welcome was warm and friendly. We had our 2 year grandson with us and he was entertained by the friendly staff. We all had 3 courses and the food was presented attractively and was plentiful. The pub was...More

Thank Maureen W
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Maureen , we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Red Lion, Dodleston! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Adrienne & Team Red The Red Lion, Dodleston !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday night, there was a good atmosphere and fairly busy. We are not too keen on smart restaurant/pub combination - there seems to be a loss of the old fashioned British Pub. Some of the staff were very young and inexperienced...More

Thank Simon C
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Simon C, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that your experience was not the best one, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. We appreciate you bringing this experience to our attention. We hope to see you here...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

visited here with my family for lunchtime meal we all really enjoyed our food and all the staff were lovely. id visit here again :)More

Thank Holly S
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Holly, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. The team are a pleasant bunch and enjoy their work. Have you liked our FB page so you can get regular updates of what is going on in our pub, for example we had...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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