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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
01244 661636
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dodleston
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was really nice but the service was awful. We arrived at 6pm after booking a table for three and waited half an hour for our main course. We then received our sweet at 7.45pm!! There were obviously not enough staff!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited with my husband for a pub lunch which was very nice. I had one of the specials, lamb gigot, chips, tomato, peas & homemade battered onion rings. My husband had battered cod loin and chips. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait, but it was only 20 minutes. The food was hot and tasty and nicely... More

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cheshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

arrived and asked for table , place was empty , young lad said i can squeeze u over there but table is dirty 2 mins ... having walked around chatted and gone back to bar to serve locals we still waited.... he went and served people food ...still waited .... dum dee dummmm ....... a waitress came over and offered... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Came here again after not eating here for a while.. We had to pre order as it was a later table.. Which I think is ridiculous as it's only the Sunday menu which isn't really hard to cater for!!! Also I asked for mash instead of roast potatoes. Which at 2 pound extra and getting very very small amount is... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Took my son for lunch....he wanted the ribeye steak but was disappointed to learn that they had run out....it was midday!! He had the rump instead....I assumed that the chips were home made, only to be told, they weren't!!! It also looked as though the peas we're out of a tin! I had the belly pork, which was delicious but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this pub again after 12 months going elsewhere. What a disappointment we really wanted to make this work! We had to send the steak back as it was inedible. The replacement meal was ok but very average.The quality of food is not good. Again there was no New Zealand Sauvignan Blanc on offer an omission pointed... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited The Red Lion for lunch today with my husband. The pub is located in a picturesque village and itself is characterful and charming with plenty of outdoor seating to front and rear. Really pleasant inside and out. We chose to eat outside. The menu was varied and in my opinion prices were very reasonable. We both ate the same... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited The Red Lion when we stayed in Rossett last week. Have to say the food and service received was absolutely spot on....the beer battered mushrooms were to die for......Definitely be visiting again soon

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Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took our 3 year old Grandaughter for a meal last week and I was pleased to see a good selection on the children's menu there were healthy options for a change.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have visited here numerous time ..in all a superb place..but on Sunday 6 July we had a Sunday roast..dry veg dry meat in a poor serving of gravy..had to ask for more gravy ..but have to say staff were great..come on you kitchen guys raise the bar its a good place you got there

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