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The Red Lion Inn at Bradley

Smithy Lane | Bradley, Stafford ST18 9DZ, England
01785 780297
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Ranked #16 of 187 restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having booked a evening meal at the Red Lion, my wife and I were looking forward to another great evening of high quality service and fine food….. How wrong could we be. Arriving at 20:00 on a Saturday night, we were expecting the normal electric atmosphere that you feel when walking into the Red Lion, Instead we were greeted by... More

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Having had a good Mothers Day lunch here 2 or 3 years ago, recent reviews almost put me off going there for Sunday lunch (and as a treat for my mother's birthday). However, the overall experience was really good. The staff were friendly and attentive, and quick to serve drinks, and take orders. Although the menu was limited for Sunday... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Had booked on overall trip advisor score ,but concerned re: recent reviews. Lovely location and hosts were very welcoming and attentive. Sunday lunch for 6 people. Menu was not extensive, but we felt that 3 courses for £14.95 was good value and we were all happy with the quality and presentation. Hosts accepted they had experienced some problems starting up... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Visited at lunchtime and we were surprised that we were the only diners. Standard menu with no smaller dishes for lunch-time. Good location in nice setting but obviously no atmosphere with no-one else in the room. Staff member very attentive but considerable wait for main course dishes which, when they arrived, were pretty ordinary. Two opted for fish which was... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Visited this pub with a group of friends in January 2014 for a celebration meal.Their were about twenty of us and all different meals were chosen.Service was slow as it appeared a shortage of staff.No problem with the meals as they were well cooked but I felt they were expensive for what you were given.Will give this pub a miss... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Terrible rude staff, obviously changed hand's recently as before the service was excellent. Food was over priced for the quality and not to mention the place was empty . Very disappointed as we have used this establishment for year's will not be returning.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We have always liked the Red Lion - the food and service have always been excellent, however, upon visiting today it was obvious the place had changed hands. The barman was pleasant but didn't really know what he was doing so had to keep going to the kitchen to check things that we asked about the menu. When we asked... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went with no preconceived ideas. Booked for a pary of eight for birthday. Staff came across as being friendly and helpful. Good service, and food. Chef and staff stayed past their usual hours to accommodate us. Only disapointment is the online example menu is not the menu of the day. So saying plenty of choice available. Would have been nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I was in-charge organising a meal for my father-in-laws birthday, I wanted a nice posh/quality place & from word of mouth, I have heard good things about Red Lion Inn. We were greeted by a member of staff & we shown a couch to sit on near the bar, obviously to buy drinks. I had booked a table in advance,... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Been here a few times now. Me and my partner love the place, this time I opted for a trio of salmon and it did not disappoint, it was lovely. Will definitely be back. Keep it up!

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