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The Red Lion Inn

75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
01227 832213
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Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Bridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the village of Bridge, just outside Canterbury, The Red Lion is a traditional British pub with a splash of French restaurant flair. Eye-catching from the outside, The Red Lion boasts a uniquely old fashioned exterior brought up-to-date with a lick of light coloured paint, while inside is comfortable and cosy, a traditional space with olde worlde charm in its rough beams and pillars ��� the ideal village pub. But while the d��cor might be traditional, The Red Lion���s menu is less so. With the influence of host Rene Renault (from Rennes no less), the kitchen has added French sophistication to locally sourced ingredients - including eggs from the owners��� own hens ��� in modern creative dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been there many times last year, but the food was disappointing. I decided to try it again and never been happier! I had the pigeon breast as a starter, well presented and tasty and the venison is to die for!!! My wife had the fillet steak, perfectly cooked! I hope it stays like this because we would love to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just eaten at the Red Lion. Excellent food from Stephan the chef and excellent, friendly staff. Well be back.

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canterbury kent
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went to pub had a lovely meal had drinks which i think was a rip off shall not go back again the service in restauart was fair good but another couple i spoke to were not happy waited an hour bfor there starter

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

visiting friends in Bishopbourne the taxi driver suggested this place as a good restaurant so decided to have dinner there the food to my surprise was superb as was the service I had the mushroom starter and the sea bass both were excellent and my friends were just as surprise how good it was the host Harry even gave us... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food. However, we sat in the garden with our 2 children who were excited to see a play area. They went rushing off to play. Only then did we notice about 5 bigs piles of dog poo (from a large dog) around the garden. Of course both our children stood in... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a pub that was on the up but now seems to have seen a little decline in food quality. Great hosts and service but the food sadly doesn't come up to scratch any more. We have tried a few times now and been slightly disappointed on each occasion in recent visits. Great location and nice seating options both... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having eaten here for lunch with my mum and found the food very nice and service good, I thought I would book the restaraunt for my sons 16th birhday. What a disappointment. We all had the sunday roast along with a starter. The onion soup was greasy, the garlic and cream mushrooms were tiny button mushrooms chopped up and swimming... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Food, not as described, onion soup was actually a stew and the garlic mushrooms was actually a soup... Yes I know? My wife and I ordered the belly pork thinking we would get a think slice of pork with a lovely cracking, no..just slices of pork, a roast pork dinner. It was OK but I can certainly cook better at... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely country pub with good service. Food was good quality but very little of it. Vegetables were almost non exsistant. My plate had the potatoes missing and had to ask for them. A delay while they were cooked. The food also did not match the menu. The waiter was taking complaints from all tables, not sure he was passing info... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You will be welcomed by some of the best hosts in the business, the delightful Monsuir Rene and Harry and their lovely team. Always service with a smile and a happy "Bonjour Monsuir et Madame" Beautiful garden, lovely ambience. Delicious food. Great music after 9.00pm. Lots of fun and friendly people

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Additional Information about The Red Lion Inn

Address: 75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
Phone Number: 01227 832213
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Bridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Gastropub

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