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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
01244 661636
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with...
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Homely, relaxed atmosphere and good food

Lovely and warm with open fires. Good range on the menu and good portion size. Reasonable prices, esp before 5pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
humphries415
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely and warm with open fires. Good range on the menu and good portion size. Reasonable prices, esp before 5pm.

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for mothers day, specifically requesting a high chair, arrived 10 mins before and we're shown to our table, very cramped and squashed in the room we were in, each having to ask other people to move slightly in order to sit down. Then being told the highchairs were all booked out! When we reminded them we had... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Turned up without booking to eat Sunday lunch. Very welcoming staff, no problem that we had not booked. Food was excellent! Good quality and an excellent size of portion. Will definatley visit agai.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Having read quite a few reviews, you may have been put off visiting; however, on my latest visit to my home village pub, I found it to be on good form and would give it 3.5 stars if it were possible on Trip Advisor. Cestrian's, who have a wealth of choice both in Chester and surrounding areas, should be made... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a lovely meal. The pub is very quaint and idyllic in a lovely village. It was very warm and welcoming and bustling busy with eaters and drinkers. Our meals arrived in good time and were cooked to perfection. We love the vintage inn chain that runs this pub and we will be back for another meal in the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My partner and I had been shopping in Chester and were on the way home so called into The Red Lion for some lunch, we were shown to our table and ordered drinks and handed the menu's after about 10 mins wait we were not sure if we ordered at the bar or orders were taken at the table, it... More 

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Expats in Saudi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Wonderful meal. My husband took me to The Red Liion for a Valentine's Day meal. 3 courses for £20. Excellent value! The shared fish platter starter was great..so much we were almost too full for our main course. My husband then had mixed grill & I had sirloin steak.. Both meals were perfect. The deserts were excellent to. I will... More 

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Cheshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Hadn't been here in years, as don't live in this area and thought we would try it for a change. Pleasantly surprised, food was average in price but very nice ...Sunday lunch was lovely, good portion of veg and burger & chunky chips was great. Pleasant service, nice ambience and not overcrowded. Will return sooner, rather than later.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food warmed up pre packed rubbish.. Frozen chips even after they are cooked ! The only saving grace of this excuse of a eating house were the waiting on staff "Sophie " could not do enough for us, and tried her best to right the awful food... The manager David was a complete idiot, and actually laughed when I complained... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

went sat night with four of us place was not busy, we ordered our food, waited for drinks, then ordered more drinks ,eventually starters arrived, not brilliant, then when my main meal came , bbq chicken it was a big portion, but it looked and tasted like it had been in the oven for hours, it looked and tasted very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: 01244 661636

Description

Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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