We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Lion

English
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1-3 Salford Road | Over Hulton, Bolton BL5 1BJ, England
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Good food and fun

This seems to be a very very busy pub. But that does not effect the service at all. The staff are all friendly and professional. They have some good event nights too. I believe there is one this month on the 27th Dolly Parton tribute. It's a shame I can't make it. The food is always cooked to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Windy1969
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This seems to be a very very busy pub. But that does not effect the service at all. The staff are all friendly and professional. They have some good event nights too. I believe there is one this month on the 27th Dolly Parton tribute. It's a shame I can't make it. The food is always cooked to perfection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I visited here with my family last weekend, great wacky experience for my 4 year old child, staff were great and looked after us very well. We moved into the main pub and ordered some Meals from the great and extensive menu! The food came in good time, portion sizes were more than generous and we all tucked in and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Been here a number of times both with family and friends. On all occassions had a great meal, huge portions and excellent value for money. The Red Lion always has a great athmosphere and the staff are always freindly and helpful. Cant fault it to be honest. Will keep returning as long as they keep providing a great service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Excellent value excellent staff. . Great busy atmosphere .. staff seemed to be having a good time at work aswell as Having a laugh with guest and each other very well ran pub. Definitely return

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Took the children and friends on New Years eve afternoon. Table was reserved as requested. Bar service was excellent as always. All food was brought to the table quickly including the children's meals as requested with the starters as we had 2 very young children with us. The mains were brought out at our request as the waitress asked if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
manchester
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went with my grandaughter a couple of months ago and everything was ok she loves the wacky and the food was ok.This time 6 of us went the wacky was good again but the food was awful,we all ordered different meals one was a mixed grill and the place was very busy so we expected a wait but the food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

wanted to treat my family to a lunch after xmas. we usually go to the fayre and square at horwich which has always been excellent but with the madness of after xmas sales we decided to go to this rest which is closer to home, Huge mistake - on entering the premises there was a strange smell which was being... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AdamB1968, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback of my restaurant. It is only by receiving feedback off all kinds that we can stay fully focused on providing the service and quality we aim to provide at all times to all of our guests I would like to invite you to return for 2 adult and 2 childrens meals on me of course... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We would be hard pressed to find something so good and entertaining for our Christmas Parties . The food was great and piping hot and the table was set lovely for us . The entertainment was excellent, Not laughed as much in ages . Service was spot on and they couldn't do enough for us. Truth be known this is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went for a friend's birthday table was decorated with balloons which we hadn' t asked for & wasn't charged for either which was a nice touch. Staff are friendly & couldn't do enough for us, excellent service. Food was good & everyone enjoyed what they had. Also 2 for deal is excellent value for money. Was also given a reward... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
manchester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

organised girls night out for Friday 3 course meal plus Lionel Richie tribute band , food was good service on the ball . Manger was very good and helpful, tribute an DJ were great .!8 Ladies really enjoyed the evening , planning another one for next year

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Lion also viewed

Bolton, Greater Manchester
Bolton, Greater Manchester
 
Bolton, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Red Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: English
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?