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The Red Lion

Middle Street, Dunston LN4 2EW, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Price of B&B is very steep for the facilities on offer, rooms are very dull as not enough lighting available as one of the lamps didn't work. Only bonus is free wifi. The staff we met were very friendly. Beds are not very comfortable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Let's start with the good points. Lovely location and nice old pub with character. Accommodation 5/10. Pretty basic. Most things you would need included but not everything worked. Shower door didn't close properly. One of the bedroom lamps didn't work. Bed not the comfiest, stain on blanket and kettle very slow. Bar 6/10. Decent beer but Bar room lacked atmosphere... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Chanced upon this pub whilst on our weekend travels. Had our evening meal here and it was very nice. Young lady served our drinks and food and was very attentive. Food was good but not exceptional. Good value for what we had. Surroundings were very nice. Overall a nice experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Booked this last minute seemed good value and it was,nice comfortable room, like the quirky clothes rail! But it worked. Room was warm nicely decorated and very clean and clean fresh comfortable bed and linen.shower ok but not much power but plenty of hot water. Had dinner over the in the Red Lion which was very good well presented starter... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our first experience was really bad - after reserving a table (for 4 people), when we arrived we were not shown our table or even offered the drinks or food menu to look at. The only waitress that we could see, did not once smile or acknowledge us and only seemed intent on rushing past us serving other tables who... More 

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Beds U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The rooms are separate from the pub and are very clean and well appointed. Very little noise from either pub or car park. The pub is good, basic pub food menu with a selection of real ales, staff are very friendly and helpful. A very good base for touring Lincolnshire or for golfers at Woodhall Spa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been staying at the Red Lion in Dunston on a regular basis for several months now on business trips as I have found the food to be excellent and the staff really friendly making this a home away from home. It beats the impersonality of larger hotels hands down as the welcome on arrival and caring attitude of... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just returned from a trip to see family in Lincolnshire & was told about this pub with accomodation. Lovely room, nice bathroom just what we needed. The breakfast next morning was brilliant, freshly cooked to order, and good selection of cereals, juice etc. All the staff were great, the food menu was really good & reasonably priced, the portions are... More 

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Lovely welcome, staff very friendly, we stayed two nights. The room was adequate, bathroom large with a good sized shower. The bath towels were thick but small, the pillows were foam,there was no information in the rooms about local events, places to visit, shops,amenities, etc. We ate in the evenings, food is pub grub, generous portions,well served and hot. The... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have just returned from lunch at the Red Lion, as always the food is good, decent portions and hot. Surroundings a typical country pub, which according to the website wants to make the customer experience important and that all the staff work to the same end. However, the barmaid today, was just miserable, huffing and puffing behind the bar,... More 

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