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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
Hours:
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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English first
Slough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After yet another indifferent meal endured in Canterbury I thought I must write a review for the Red Lion, which has never let us down. (I don't know why we eat anywhere else) The Red Lion is a very attractive, clean, well maintained historic English pub run by a Frenchman! The food is excellent, good value, very well presented, served... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Booked in here by chance, and left after a pleasant evening and a substantial meal. Good ambiance and a fair amount of Anglo/French banter among the locals and with the host. Service attentive but not obtrusive. The aspagus and ducks egg starter was excellent, and the pork loin that followed was similarly good and left no room for a dessert!... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

stumbled across The Red Lion hoping for a late bite to eat with my partner yesterday. Friendly landlord with a lovely dog (we also had ours with us), we ordered Sausage & Mash and a Burger. Both were very well presented, great portions and tasted great. Could not fault the Sausage & Mash and the bacon in the burger really... More 

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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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