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All 2 Birchover Restaurants

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 - $20
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In a nutshell, bad food, rude chef, poor service. You are MUCH better off going to the Druids, it's only about 100 yards down the road and SOO much better.

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

We are very concerned about the comments made in this review and would like to address the problems encountered by this customer. However, from the review it is hard to understand what the specific issues were. We would greatly appreciate it if this customer could provide details about their visit/meal etc in order for us to take the appropriate action. More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely little pub, great food and atmosphere with lovely locals making the evening lively and fun. Food all freshly made and very tasty. Love this pub

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dropped in at the Red Lion, without booking hoping for lunch for a difficult diet: gluten free vegetarian. Very accommodating and we're able to meet our needs, deliciously. Big thank you and well done!

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N yorks
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We really enjoyed a meal at the red lion. The menu was not huge because everything is home prepared and cooked, but we had a good choice for fussy pre teens and a vegetarian. They do smaller portions for children. The food was delicious and different to typical pub food, (a Sardinian twist) but without the huge prices of restaurants.... More 

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lincoln
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You only have to read the arguments (excuses) of the owner to realise this place is very very poor! I would never return.

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

We are very concerned about the comments made in this review and would like to address the problems encountered by this customer. However, from the review it is hard to understand what the specific issues were. We are aware that this customer posted a very negative review 2 years ago (2012), but from the current review, it is unclear as... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Cannot fault the quality and taste of the food, along with a friendly welcome! Antipasto was delicious, and the all mains were delicious - just beware of the sea bass and spaghetti dish, fish was perfect but combination a little dry

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England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Good service and very popular - obvious why. the food was good, good portions and well presented. Friendly staff and good beer - 9 ladies brewed for the Red Lion, well worth making your acquaintance with, even when with the wife!

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: Main Street, Birchover, Matlock DE4 2BN, England
Phone Number: 01629 650363
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Birchover
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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