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The Old Red Lion Pub and Restaurant

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4 Banbury Road | Litchborough, Litchborough NN12 8JF, England
01327830064
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Bar area nicer than the restaurant but the food was quick and hot. Lovely local beers and the people were friendly. Local gigs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
emma s
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Bar area nicer than the restaurant but the food was quick and hot. Lovely local beers and the people were friendly. Local gigs.

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had Sunday lunch here with my girlfriend last week. Great selection of real ales. The rump steak was fabulous and cooked perfectly to both our likings. Service was excellent. Chatted so much that we almost walked out without paying. The staff handled this brilliantly. Highly recommended!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went out for a meal and sent both out meals back. The steak was off and the "pork slices" were chunks of pure fat. We ordered something different the second time round and they weren't much better. Very unimaginative and the vegetables were cooked to death and came out cold. I would not recommend here nor will we be... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went here with extended family and our hosts had booked it based on how it is described on the website. The outcome was a bitter disappointment. Some good points, well, it has a large car park and it is opposite the church, so it would be ideal if you are someone who "thirsts after righteousness" The ale is of... More 

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Top Contributor
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38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

we went here for a Saturday evening get together with family. We booked in advance and were very happy with the look oh the menu on the website. A great selection of food and choices. My first impression on arrival was that it was a very tired local pub. Well in need of attention. The dining room was very spacious... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want home cooked food in a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere then go to the Old Red Lion. The staff are always excellent. This is not a restaurant trying to be trendy, trying to be something they are not with young kids running the place. This is a good honest family business using products from their own farm... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before but it has had a makeover so thought it deserved another visit. First impression was that nothing much had changed except the menu. We went on burger night but generally the menu was rather limited. The premise of being a "butcher's block" menu was all a bit odd as apart from some steaks... More 

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

1st Visit to this local pub for a meal with friends , on entering the pub I thought what kind of a place had I bought my friends to .....a very old fashioned bar area was our first impression and my thoughts weren't high for our meal .....we were shown to the restaurant which again was old fashioned and homely,... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good selection of beer and ale however the weekend I was there the Foster and Amstel barrels were empty. Also a good idea to check the Best Before dates on some of the bottled beers and ales. One Heineken was 2011 stock! The new menu is a great idea however some of the items very pricy. Seemed like London prices... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very good food, great service, charming pub.I had the fish and chips, the fish was very fresh and the chips were home made.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Banbury Road | Litchborough, Litchborough NN12 8JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Litchborough
  • Phone Number: 01327830064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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