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The Red Lion

Main Street, Birchover, Matlock DE4 2BN, England
01629 650363
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Birchover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Looked forward to nice food having visited several times before . However my main course of belly pork with roasted new potatoes and salad at £9.50 was unbelievable . A minute piece of pork which was so hard and dry I couldn't cut it and a " salad " which was a couple of sliced up lettuce leaves and half... More

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Portsmouth,Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visiting friends for the weekend, popped into Red Lion on Friday.Really impressed, 2 Pizzas, 2 Ribs, 2 Birchover Blue, 2 puddings & 8 drinks..£76.00. Not only was the food was terrific, the staff brilliant & the publicans attentive, all the locals, warm, friendly & welcoming. What more does anyone need from a pub. Most wonderful local anyone could wish for.... More

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Gateshead
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We checked out both restaurants in Birchover for my birthday meal and this had the best menu so we booked at lunchtime for that evening. A good job we did as many folk turned up without reservations. The bar staff were very friendly and the food lovely. My starter of zucchini with flowers was so unusual and very tasty! Hubby... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed in Birchover for a week and ate at the Red Lion 3 times and all very nice, especially the Lamb rump and the burger which has 2 burgers which I didn't think I could manage so they kindly replaced one with pulled pork with excellent results! Found the staff to be friendly and helpfull, I can only think that... More

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England
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28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food was adequate although plentiful. the staff were friendly. What really made this pub was the beer Nine Ladies brewed for them. Nice drink and one that you could also buy to take home.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friends and I have been visiting this village for over 20 years now and to be honest absolutely love the area and the stunning walks along the Moore. We have stayed many times up at Barn Farm the local camp site where we are always welcomed with friendly helpful staff. UNLIKE THE BARSTAFF at the red lion! We have... More

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Matlock, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I can really recomend the partridge or the Sunday carvery, which is great value. Everybody made us really welcome and after informing that l needed a gluten free meal in advance l was given the best gluten free bread l have ever had. Will visit very soon and have some more of the beautiful Birchover blue cheese.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Officially, The Red Lion Birhover has a low food safety rating by the Food Standards Agency (3/5 which is just above the level where health inspectors show concern). After my experience of raw meat, I understand why! I recently visited here with a group of friends during our camping trip. I have never in my life experienced such awful and... More

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birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We at The Red Lion, Birchover are shocked and dismayed at both the tone and content of this review following this customer's visit to us. Although we fully admit that this particular party's experience was not to the standard we would endeavour to offer, some of the comments made are undeserved and, in some cases, untrue. This booking for 19... More

ashton-under-lyne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

after a long walk from winster we found the red lion pub a really friendlly pub met the local cat murphy who wanted fussing and food like us the food was excellent we had the pulled pork and apple sauce woo the portion was big and worth the price then the panna cota and berries in the sweet little jar... More

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birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. I'm glad you got on with Murphy the pub cat. He's a real character! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had the best meal and time at the Red Lion good food drink and hospitality ... Even came home with a knob of cheese happy days x

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birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely comments. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you again soon. Please do let us know how the cheese was too as we are still working in the recipe. Cheers. More

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