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The Red Lion

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Main Street, Birchover, Matlock DE4 2BN, England
01629 650363
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A lovely local pub and restaurant

you can go in for a drink, locals come in with their dogs - it's just so lovely and relaxing, a great local pub - but has the addition of a really nice restaurant - staff are really nice too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Julie W
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bakewell, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The night was booked well in advance because I knew it would be sold out quickly and I soon discovered why. It was a brilliant evening of warm hospitality and a scrumptious Sardinian feast of locally sourced and painstakingly prepared food to a very high standard. The pasta course was so tasty, Matt's homemade cheese exceptional and the puddings simply... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Amazing food, tried lots of new things. Great atmosphere and service. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

you can go in for a drink, locals come in with their dogs - it's just so lovely and relaxing, a great local pub - but has the addition of a really nice restaurant - staff are really nice too.

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Matlock
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A number of us, walkers, had booked for food , and the tables were set out for us. It was sunday, so a carvery was on offer. A number of us are vegetarian, and wanted other things that were apparently on offer, (the menu, specials board). Someone took our order, saying, yes, we could have anything, not restricted to carvery.... More 

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england
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Matteo and Alyson, the Landlords, hosted us for the second New year running. This year we deliberately rented a cottage nearby so that we could attend this. The atmosphere, food and hospitality could not be better. Drinks to start, four delicious courses of food and drink at the end all for the sum of £20. A pub/ restaurant that it... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Birchover, Matlock DE4 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Birchover
  • Phone Number: 01629 650363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?