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Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury, East Chisenbury SN9 6AQ, England
01980 671124
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $86
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Everything from sandwiches and pies to roast halibut and chocolate fondants all made in house! With 5 stunning boutique bedrooms on the banks of the River Avon.
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86% Recommend
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English first
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here 3 times in the last 3 months - Food - always good and of a high standard of quality and inventiveness Atmosphere - best when busy Beer - ale locally brewed and always good, choice of lager and interesting Stout and Cider Soft Drinks - have quite a few "special" soft drinks but if you just want... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We chose the Red Lion out of the good pub guide and through trip adviser , we were staying near Bat so it was a good drive near Salisbury plain , but such a lovely area , It was a very hot day and most of the dinners were in the garden , so we headed for the cool inside... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Took the house recommendation of their homemade elderflower with prosecco - a winning combination - accompanied by delicious organic home cured ham. i chose the lemon sole goujons which were cooked to perfection, followed by a beautifully presented risotto with Goats cheese and summer vegetables. My husband had the salad of bombay sapphire cured melons with pickled red onion, feta,... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

High on romance, hearts and flowers, we dined at The Red Lion Freehouse and stayed at the nearby Troutbeck Guesthouse to celebrate our first anniversary. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff on arrival, relaxed in the pub over weekend ‘papers and later enjoyed some complimentary fizz before our evening meal - a great start! Dinner did... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had heard that the red lion cuisine was excellent, so was eager to try it! I took friends for a leisurely Saturday pub lunch, so had not felt the need to book in advance, as I would have for evening or tasting menu evening. One of my guests is a vegetarian, and upon being presented with the menu, there... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Arrived expecting something really special. NO vegetarian dish on the menu, the only one that looked possible was made with chicken stock. Member of staff not at all helpful over the matter. The vegetarian of the party had to end up with a Cheese sandwich. My main course! could have got better at a roadside cafe. Chips awful and possibly... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The equal blessing and curse of a Michelin star is often exacerbated by Sunday lunches but all the more so in a rural pub lunch setting.We visit this one Michelin starred pub restaurant occasionally as a couple.It is much more than pub food and at nothing like London one Michelin star prices.Sunday,however,is a family day in our eyes,and we like... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We'd been here for dinner about a year ago. We live locally and decided to give it a go for lunch as the weather was so good and we felt like a trip out. We sat in the lovely garden to review the menu and then went inside to eat. It is a lovely romantic setting, especially on a sunny... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I am 38 and I've been to lots of pubs. Some of them have served some great food but none of them have served better food than the red lion. We went there with some friends to celebrate fathers' day and had a superb afternoon. With four adults and three children some places are circumspect to say the least but... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My friend took me here for my birthday. I knew nothing of the place, or the food....that all changed with the first tastebud-blowing mouthful. I Am sure the quality and freshness of ingredients was superb, but whatever went on in the kitchen was simply magical. The food is simply wonderful. That should end this review, but its worth saying that... More

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