We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Red Lion Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street, Knapton YO26 6QG, England
+44 1904 793957
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 160: English reviews
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

i bought groupon voucher for 4 we had a lovely selection of sandwiches and cakes and unlimited coffee and tea the pub is in beautiful surroundings the waitress was excellent i would have liked more sandwiches instead of lots of sweet cakes as i am diabetic but am sure if i had requested this it would have been honoured, i... More 

Thank lynda186346
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times good food but get there early as the special board is finished which is a disappointment last time we did get there early but still the board was nearly finished.Would like to see more fish dishes and fillet steaksveg should not be extra that is to expensive.

Thank rosie a
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Miserable rainy Friday turned into a pure delight, with the delicious lunch served piping hot by lovely cheery staff. The haddock was covered in a fluffy batter encompassing fresh white fish, certainly not frozen. Chunky home made chips with mushy peasy and tartare sauce. Afterwards warm carrot cake and orange sorbet which was equally delicious. Will be back for more... More 

1 Thank Margaret H
Level Contributor
306 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We pre-booked a Saturday evening meal and were surprised at how busy they were - popularity being a sure sign of something good. The menu was imaginative and varied and came reasonably quickly considering how busy they were. My starter was black pudding with a coddled egg. The egg was perfectly cooked and fresh and the black pudding was light... More 

1 Thank LamplighterYork
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went with family for Sunday Lunch. I knew they did Carvery but was disappointed to find that there was no other menu available. And no starters either. But when I headed to the Carvery serving table, I was amazed at the choice of meat and vegetables. And it was hot and tasty too! No prices were on show, so we... More 

Thank Christine C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went there on Sunday three weeks ago, had to book, the Carvery is very popular. Unpretentious but good quality food. Will certainly go again. Have been on other days and it is still a good place to eat at lunchtime. Some reckon it is a great gastropub, that’s perhaps pushing it a bit but it is one of the best... More 

Thank Roger B
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Along with some of my family we had an early meal in mid week , I had prawn curry only got 5 shrimps in a very weak curry, my wife had a cheese burger with a couple of chips which wasnt worth the price one grand daughter had fish and chips she didnt eat the tiny fish cos it was... More 

2 Thank timothyYork
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Whatever this restaurant once was, it isn't any more. The website brags of the owner's past associations with Michel Roux and fine dining, but that must be well in the past. They are we will admit attractive premises, but it falls down first of all on slow service for both drinks and food ordering. My cold ham and hand cut... More 

1 Thank Peter1202
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

A year ago I had told my friends they must try this pub, I went on about the amazing food etc. I hope they didn't take my recommendation. The service was dismal. The woman needs sacking. She was unable to smile, barely polite, unable to make eye contact, poor understanding of customer service. The food was mediocre at best. What... More 

1 Thank crystabellla
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We recently visited the Red Lion for an evening meal with some friends who live in the next village. The pub is in an easy to find location, well lit and has ample car parking to the rear. As well as a varied set menu there are a good selection of specials on offer, a limited selection of real ales,... More 

Thank Alec C

Travellers who viewed The Red Lion Pub also viewed

Upper Poppleton, North Yorkshire
Upper Poppleton, North Yorkshire
Sancton, East Riding of Yorkshire
York, North Yorkshire

Been to The Red Lion Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Knapton YO26 6QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knapton
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 793957

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Red Lion Pub and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Red Lion Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?