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market street, Bradford-on-Avon, England
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Birthday meal

Food was good but having booked a table for 8 for a family meal to be told on arrival they had a no children policy was a bit shocking. We were tolerated but it spoilt the evening.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Wendygeth
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was good but having booked a table for 8 for a family meal to be told on arrival they had a no children policy was a bit shocking. We were tolerated but it spoilt the evening.

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South Wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 'triple cooked' chips were over cooked and hard, likewise the onion rings. We were not asked how our food was. There is no wifi and when I told them the one toilet doesn't flush I was told 'I know'. Should there have been an out of order sign on the toilet door? Not a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been there a few times and it gets better and better me and my partner enjoy the atmosphere and the food is great I can strongly recommend the roast beef nice tender meat. Also tried a salad today as a starter which was very nice. I think we are quite picky with food and I've never had any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Decided to try this pub today 9/3/15 saw the trip advisor sign & thought happy days... how wrong were we, asked for pint of cider & only got half as they ran out, my partner had to settle for zinfandel rose as they were low on wine, limited food choice as well - not what was on the board outside... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I am very happy to write a third review of the Dandy Lion. Last time we visited we were disappointed - we have been to the pub countless times over the last couple of years and had only one bad experience. I visited with a friend for lunch last week - different staff and a different chef I think -... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Food and service exceeded our hopes and expectations... Agree with other reviewer that the Waiting staff we experienced were excellent despite their youth. Much more than a posh pub and can't wait to go back. Thank you...

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San Diego, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The staff at this pub is excellent, which is especially commendable as they were all quite young when I visited. They were friendly, provided excellent, professional service, and excellent recommendations on the food. The pork faggots I was served were excellent; other reviews here comment positively on them as well. They were served with mushy peas which were excellent -... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not much time to write this but felt the need to say how brilliant this place is. Second time here and the food was fantastic both times. Really good, varied menu and lovely place to stay and sup on a few beers. I'll be back!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As a regular to Bradford on Avon and The Dandy Lion, we recommended to friends to meet there for a late lunch on Sunday. As food is advertising as being available all day it was disappointing to find little available as most of the menu was sold out. We were greeted by a very surly girl behind the bar who... More 

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Billericay, Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very good food although somewhat pricey for a pub restaurant and somewhat limited menu. Having said that still a lovely meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: market street, Bradford-on-Avon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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