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1-3 Salford Road | Over Hulton, Bolton BL5 1BJ, England
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Food, Good Value

I've eaten some poor food recently in places like Frankie and Benny's etc and paid far too much from what was served up. It is therefore a pleasure to report good experience at this restaurant. It was my daughter's birthday and at the last minute we decided to go to the Red Lion for tea. We ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
superwhite63
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Greater Manchester
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Greater Manchester
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've eaten some poor food recently in places like Frankie and Benny's etc and paid far too much from what was served up. It is therefore a pleasure to report good experience at this restaurant. It was my daughter's birthday and at the last minute we decided to go to the Red Lion for tea. We ordered 5 main courses... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Myself and my husband had a meal here over a week ago..The service was slow even the though the place was quiet.When we did get seated and the food arrived well what can i say. We ordered a mix grill each half way through my husband said that he could not eat anymore as it was swimming in grease, i... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We came here with family to celebrate my grandsons 5th birthday because we had been in the past and the meals were always excellent. We booked a table for 11 of us for 6-0-clock and arrived about 20 mins early so we decided to have a drink in the bar because all the tables were full. After a while the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Came here with my partner and daughter for tea. Had to wait to be seated, even though staff where stood around chatting. When we got seated we were served pretty quickly. When food arrived, it seemed very rushed. Asked for a medium rare steak and it was more medium well, and the mushrooms where burnt. I ordered the chicken basket... More 

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AdamB1968, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

thankyou for your feedback , with regard to the service you received please accept my appologies this has been addressed with the team as for you not enjoying your food , if you made us aware at the time we would of rectified this please feel free to contact me direct on 01204 63257 or by email red.lion.6720@spiritpubcompany.com to discuss... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another good night at the red lion.Me and the mrs ordered the fish skewers and we were,nt disappointed they were as described on the menu.The service was as usual first class,the new ordering system was very fast.On entering the lion we were told there was at least 30mins waiting time but were sat down within 15/20mins.staff very helpful again👍.ADAM Bethany... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Have visited this establishment many times now, with family and also with friends. No matter what time you arrive the staff are always pleasant and the service is good. The meals are plentiful and very good value, non-pressured environment with regard to eating and relaxing. My friend and I meet up monthly and although we have tried other places ,... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Table reserved no problem, no pressure to order, eat or leave quickly. The food was really nice. The price was very reasonable. We had a lovely few hours.

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manchester
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took the kids to wacky warehouse and it was filthy! Hardly a lightbulb working and really needs a complete refurbishment Food was crap really crap and the place was utterly filthy!

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Walsall
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170 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Typical pub grub but reasonably priced and good portion sizes. Service was good and staff were friendly enough. Would visit again next time in the area.

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food was reasonable but service was poor .my husband excused himself between starter and main course and the waiter cleared the pots and left used cutlery in centre of the table. Mains came with no cutlery I asked for fresh , got the same promptly but without an apology.

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AdamB1968, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my business , i am glad you enjoyed the food , but not so happy that the service was not up to our usual standard , we do pride ourselves in great guest service , so please accept my apology that you did not recieve this on your last visit if you... More 

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Additional Information about Red Lion

Address: 1-3 Salford Road | Over Hulton, Bolton BL5 1BJ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Salford Road | Over Hulton, Bolton BL5 1BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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