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Main Road | Brereton, Rugeley ws15 1eb, England
+44 1889 359842
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Traditional

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New decor, Good food

Visited on the first Sunday after they reopened following a refurbishment. The place was extremely busy, which I was told had taken the management by surprise and lead to delays in service. However, we had booked, and were shown straight to our table. The wait for our food was not excessive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Stugil
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Cannock
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just fabulous.... Great venue.. Great menu... Great food.. Great staff..(good sense of humor) See you all soon again...

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visited lion for Sunday lunch, What a pleasure it was. Nicest Sunday lunch ever. Lovely helpful waitress, good service, well presented and good cooked home made lunch, beef was to die for, good selection of ales, beers and wines, in fact spoilt for choice. Will of course be returning in the near future. Keep up the good work. THANKYOU for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited as we had heard there had been a refurb and new menu. On arrival it was unclear whether it was table service or not, which lead to us sit and wait before asking the waitress who said we needed to order at the bar! Our food was average at best, we then watched as two other tables sent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
redlionbrereton, Owner at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review .We will address this situation immediately customer satisfaction is our top priority. We have spoken to all staff and have been advised a curry went back as it was too hot for the customer and was replaced at our cost with a milder one.We do hope you will return in the near future as we are... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Last year used the lion for family meal, food was ok, service very good, problem with the very bad smell coming from shall we say so called manager. This problem has now disappeared along with manager. I am pleased to say the red lion has new managers in, and what a lovely couple they are. pub has had a refurb... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Cannock
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited on the first Sunday after they reopened following a refurbishment. The place was extremely busy, which I was told had taken the management by surprise and lead to delays in service. However, we had booked, and were shown straight to our table. The wait for our food was not excessive and when our roast dinners arrived we were pleased... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cannock, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Called in, at what we would normally think would be a quiet time, but it was very busy. We asked for a table and were informed it would be a half an hour wait, so we said ok and said we would have a drink in the bar. Well trained polite staff, but Hmmmm 45 mins later we were asked... More 

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staffs
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Paid a visit to the newly refurbished Red Lion reopened after a fresh lick of new paint. This was a lunch time visit on their first day of reopening. No real teething probs except their coffee machine not arrived yet, solution offered, put the kettle on. The quality of the food was more than satisfactory. Chose the light bite steak... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Always concerning when you enter somewhere and are the only customers. The food was fresh and the service adequate, but the place lacked any atmosphere. This always used to be a vibrant locals pub and I'm not sure what has happened, but it felt a little like the Marie Celeste.

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Nottingham
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Went Saturday afternoon after seeing 'award winning pub' on a sign outside. Not sure what the award was for but certainly not the food. The waitress was polite, cheery, genuine and helpful. Food was not up to much. I had cottage pie. No gravy! Which made it really dry. There was loads of potato but hardly any meat. Not much... More 

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staffs
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Decided to try the newly introduced carvery which is offered every day and throughout the day. Midweek price is £5.99, higher price on a Sunday. There were 3 roast joints to choose from along with freshly prepared real veggies, couldn't detect any frozen items except the peas. The meats were well cooked and resembled what you would put on your... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

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  • Address: Main Road | Brereton, Rugeley ws15 1eb, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rugeley
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 359842

Description

Traditional

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