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Red Lion Inn

Fore Street, Sidbury, Sidmouth EX10 0SD, England
Red Lion Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only ate there and didn't stay so this should really be in the restaurant review section, not the hotel... But it was great! Booked a table in the front window, short but interesting menu on the blackboard, food was plentiful and excellent. Good beer/cider too. Very good service from friendly staff and nice locals too! Shame we are not... More 

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Salisbury
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17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is under new ownership and they've started well. Food was very good from a fairly limited menu and good beers. Very friendly service. Clean and there was a lovely roaring fire to give a great atmosphere.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spotted this little pub when passing by heading for Sidmouth. So one evening decided to venture out of Sidmouth to give it a try. At first there was no parking free outside the pub on the road, so decided to turn round in the village which then appeared to have its own little car park. On arriving we had a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our firrst visit since the new landlord, Tom, took over the Red Lion. We were with two friends and received a friendly welcome from Tom and the locals. We had a very enjoyable meal with a good choice of food from the menu. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. I would recommend this pub to both locals and visitors... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Now under new management, the Red Lion in Sidbury is a well-deserved local favourite. Warm atmosphere, great landlord Tom. Superb guest ales and ciders. Food offered Thursday to Sunday which is fresh, home cooked. We had the curried parsnip soup which was truly special, the tasty prawn cocktail and a Sunday roast to rival that of the best carvery -... More 

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Twyford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed 30 minutes and left, the smell of dog was over-powering, very tired decor, shower dribbled out tepid water. Ended up paying to stay somewhere else. We heard later that the brewery are closing it down so perhaps this explains the lack of love and attention to the rooms. It may suit some people as it is dog-friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Saw reviews saying that folk couldn't get in at 5, advertised start of check-in. You should know that this is a pub which opens at 7pm BUT you can clearly see these opening times through the glass front door, along with a "Ring us" sign with their phone number. Didn't need to use my phone as the landlord answered door... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This hotel was awful. When we arrived it was all locked up despite the fact the booking said we could come anyone after 5pm. We knocked on the door but no one answered. We went for a wonder for a bit and then came back and luckily someone heard us this time. The man who runs it was not very... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We booked 3 rooms at the Red Lion,Sidbury and on arrival the place seemed deserted and locked up apart from a light upstairs. We rang the bell and knocked and no-one answered. The light went out and it was apparent we were going to be left stranded in rural Devon. It's only thanks to the cab driver who waited and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

On arrival at the correct time (just after 17:00pm) we arrived at the Red Lion. It was all locked up, with the blackboard signs inside behind the glass doors, looking very deserted. I was unsure at first what to do, but I then noticed the doorbell. The landlord took a few minutes to come to the door, which left me... More 

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