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The Red Lion Inn

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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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Zadar Croatia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I stayed overnight with a friend whilst walking the Thames Path Our room was very well appointed and comfortable for a night's sleep We had a very good evening meal , with large portions, for a reasonable price The breakfast was also more than adequate and of good quality There is a micro brewery on sight and we were able... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went to eat at the red lion on a Wednesday night and wondered why it was so busy. Then tasted the food. It was lovely a different take on old favourites. Try the ice cream for desert you won't be disappointed!

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Dordogne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed at the Red Lion for three nights in Room number 2. Our room was spacious and delightfully decorated in a rustic style. we had a large comfy double bed with quality linen. the bathroom was well appointed.The Wi-Fi signal was surprisingly good. Breakfast was outstanding. the quality of the sausage an bacon was excellent. the waitress welcomed us... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Popped in for a quick pint after a wet and windy walk and we're temped to share a bowl of triple cooked chips between us...good decision. The staff were friendly the pints all good (ales and ciders) the atmosphere warm and the chips were crispy, hot and delicious. Will definitely be back for more of each!

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Hertfordshire UK
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We sampled some of the Ale which was very nice , we didn't try any food but may do next time. We were visiting friends and Cricklade is a beautiful place to visit. With good pubs too. The red lion is warm with a cosy atmosphere. We look forward to another Ale on another visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed here after a family occasion and the room itself was beautiful. Pros: lovely decoration, in a building separate to the pub so it's not noisy, good price. Cons: the roof is low in the bathroom and when you're in the shower your head is practically rubbing the ceiling! (I'm only 5'6 and I struggled to avoid whacking my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Lunch on Monday = most of the menu sold out, but they can manage a burger without a bun! Very busy and only 2 members of staff working. This place needs better management. Drive an extra 10 minutes to The Spotted Cow, pub lunch how it should be done! Sorry Red Lion, lovely staff but no idea about customer service!

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London UK
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Thank heavens I stayed here and not some faceless place in Swindon...lucky find! The staff were very welcoming ,food was delicious and all freshly cooked using local suppliers. My room was very well decorated and spacious,lovely large bathroom too. Only thing missing were the under pillow slips on the pillows with larger pillow slips needed too...they said they would mention... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Popped in for a pint this afternoon, really impressed they have a very impressive variety of their own brewed beverages which are well kept and tasty. Will be back! Rather nice atmosphere with roaring fire and Cricklade is a nice spot to visit.

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Huddersfield
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Cricklade is a few minutes north of Swindon. It has a classic high street with no traffic wardens and the Red Lion is a well above average local pub/restaurant/hotel. My room reminded me of a French Gite; a stone walled appartment style massive room with gigantic bathroom. All a bit rustic, but clean with a great bath/shower and good huge... More 

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