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The Red Lion Inn

4.0 of 5 74 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6DD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night. Very clmfortable room. Traditional English pub well frequented by locals. Really nice dinner and superb breakfast. Basically the food is exceptional local ingredients cooked really well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've stayed at a lot of places around swindon and without doubt will say the red lion is one of the best. The service is friendly and helpful. The pub itself is busy yet comfortable. We had a double onsuite with breakfast for £80 which I felt was extremely good value. I don't have any complaints but do book your... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off here on the way to Cheltenham for lunch. We had booked which was just as well for it was very busy, but our table was ready and waiting. The barmaid was a little brusque but there was an excellent range of real ales and we had two different but excellent steak burgers followed by excellent coffee. Would very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights in a courtyard room with our little dog. Very comfortable bed and good size rooms. The food was excellent both the evening meal and a great breakfast . Nine real ales to choose from and really helpful staff. Only gripe I'm a little tall for the shower my head touched the ceiling .

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Preston, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Arrived late afternoon and the place was just ticking over and lots of dogs. Later on a total transformation. It was very busy, a good atmosphere, luckily we booked the restaurant this is a popular choice. The food was excellent and the menu recommended the beers to complement the meal. If you like your beer this is the place to... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a certain uk drink advert of the past would say...... probably the best B&B in the world or in its area at least. This pub not only has high class accomodation and food, it is a beer (and drink) conisseur's delight. There were ten real ales including four from the pub's own microbrewery, four ciders (plus the normal brands),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at the Red Lion for two nights (Thursday and Friday), and ate there both nights; it was a very pleasant experience. The Red Lion balances the roles of restaurant and pub very well. The Red Lion serves meals both in the bar and in the restaurant, with separate menus, except that it’s restaurant-only on Friday & Saturday evenings.... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped at the Red Lion on a Thames Path walk and had a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was spacious, comfortable and very attractive. We had a pizza from the outdoor oven made with local salami for dinner and a fine English breakfast the next morning before setting off on the next stage of... More 

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Cricklade, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Living in Cricklade, the Red Lion used to be the pub my family and I would visit on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately the attitude of the Landlady is fair from enticing. To say that she is precious about things would be an understatement! About 18 of us were sitting in the pub on Wednesday 22nd October, some of which... More 

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RedLionCricklade, Owner at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am very confused by this review considering on Wednesday 22nd October my manageress was away on holiday so certainly could not have been "fair from enticing" as you state in your review. On top of this the restaurant was full with no seats available all evening so there would have been no chairs to use in this situation as... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Forget your big fancy hotels and characterless global brands, nothing beats a traditional English Inn. They cost less and usually provide a vastly better service (usually!). The Red Lion is up there with the best. It blends local pub, restaurant and Inn with such harmony. Last night, we had me a business traveller, a couple walking along the Thames, the... More 

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Address: 74 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Swindon > Cricklade
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Red Lion Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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