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Main Road | Brereton, Rugeley, England
+44 1889 582221
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Ranked #30 of 55 Restaurants in Rugeley
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Traditional Home cooked, freshly prepared food from the Shires. Steaks a speciality. Sunday lunches £6.95 "Sizzling Fridays" Open all day Everyday, Large outside garden & bowling green, Traditional Ales, Hand cut chips, Bar & Restaurant menu.
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
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194 reviews 194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Rugeley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We (6 People) ordered at 7:30PM on a Friday night - there was one other table of 3 visible when we ordered - they had arrived before us. The "new" menu is very disappointing - they are clearly trying to "push" the carvery. We were told that they had no onion rings, and we ribbed the waitress for this -... More 

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our 2nd visit while visiting family in the area, both times stopping by for lunch. Large car park. Warmly welcomed. Good menu - lots of options. This visit, we had lasange, gammon & pie of the day (steak & kidney), all very good sized potions, served very hot. With 3 desserts, 1 pint guinness & 2 glasses wine, cam in... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Dont know why people complain.Must have nothing better to do.We went to Red Lion last friday evening and had lovely meal, food cooked to perfection, service fantastic.Waitress was clearly not very well but she still spent the time talking to us about the plans for the armed forces day(well done Red Lion) hopes it goes well.At the same time making... More 

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walsall
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ordered starters but main arrived first . Stsrters were ok when they arrived 20 mins later. Mains srrived 30 mins later. Liver was ok steak ok gammon poor lasagne inedible smelt off tasted disgusting and was swimming in oil no one csme to ser if meal was ok. Allempty tables around us eere clearrd whilst we sat with our dirty... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went for a meal with friends, great food, friendly customers and great service. Definitely on my list of places to eat.

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rugeley
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

My grandparents ran this pub in the 40s 50s 60s and 70s and a couple of bits of memorabilia with my Grandad's name on are still on show. In the time since they left it's had some highs and lows but the last couple of years have been a real low so I delighted under it's new management it's on... More 

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staffs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Red Lion is position 24 out of 50 reviewed spots. It deserves a higher position, here's why. The meal enjoyed this week was the home made steak and ale pie and it was home made, thats why we had to wait 25 minutes on the pastry baking, no pre cooked item here. So that deserves a point up the... More 

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Address: Main Road | Brereton, Rugeley, England
Phone Number: +44 1889 582221
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rugeley

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