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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 20
    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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English first
cheshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited at lunchtime, we ordered a mince beef pie with trimmings and fish and chips, the food was awful the pie was mostly pastry hardly any meat undercooked chips for both of us the fish had a peculiar batter it was presented badly. The room for eating was tatty, dark with sticky tables and waitress's stood looking around but... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited twice last week, first time ever with work colleagues on tuesday lunch, quick service and lovely food, returned on friday evening with my family and received the same 5* treatment, my new local I think

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It took over 10 mins to get a table even tho wasn't busy (staff stood around chatting) Ordered our food and after waiting for over an hour we never got our food and ended up leaving. AVOID.

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Farnworth, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been here twice in the past week and both times the food has been lovely and served very quickly! The staff are great and very polite and helpful. Meals are very good choice and good prices for what you get. I will eat here again in the future.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my bf called here today, I refused the grotty lil table they offered, they sat us somewhere more pleasant, ordered our drinks....15 mins later we were still waiting for these drinks, visited these fayre and square few times recently as they are cheap, its tine to change

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Greater Manchester
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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6 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 18 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?