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The Red Lion

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Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough HP27 0LL, England
01844 344476
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely burger in an old pub off the beaten track

We spotted this hotel on TripAdvisor travelling back from Chinnor to Hertfordshire via Aylesbury. It looks really nice from outside. Inside there are two distinct areas a nice and traditional old pub, if a bit dusty and a new extension which lacks any atmosphere or character. It was busy so a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Gary T
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Walkern, United Kingdom
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Walkern, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spotted this hotel on TripAdvisor travelling back from Chinnor to Hertfordshire via Aylesbury. It looks really nice from outside. Inside there are two distinct areas a nice and traditional old pub, if a bit dusty and a new extension which lacks any atmosphere or character. It was busy so a bit of a wait for the food, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Living just through the woods from this pub, it is great to find somewhere serving excellent food with a variety of lagers and ciders (that's right, two ciders on draught)! The service and atmosphere here is welcoming and that expected of a top end country pub. The garden both back and front are thoroughly enjoyable in the sun with the... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Old traditional pub, family run, providing a welcoming smile along with wholesome pub grub,Sunday lunch, with a choices. Limited parking at this popular location which is ideally located for a 3 or 5 mile circular walk.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It felt only fitting that I take the time to write a review about this excellent gem hidden away in the lovely village of Princes Risborough and to also say a massive thank you to the fabulous Tim and his family for making Uncle Trevor, Aunty Hilda and Handsome Harry so at home. This really is a gem of a... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I know this pub well - good for lunchtime snacks and with a decent dining menu. But go on Tuesday for rib eye steak with all the trimmings and a bottle of wine at £30 for two.

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Marlow, England
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Looked onTriipavsor for somewhere to meet friends for a meal and found The Red Lion. It's tucked away a bit, which is why we hadn't discovered It before. Good pub food well cooked and nice portions. The feel is friendly and relaxed, although service was a little slow as they were rather busy that night, we didn't mind as we... More 

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Princes Risborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great food and good prices. Food tastes fresh and the portion size is great for the price. Friendly staff. It is a perfect place to go for a walk up to Whiteleaf and stop here on route.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went with a group of 16. Had excellent service and the food exceeded my expectations. They were careful to ensure I had the correct gluten free food. The only reason I have not scored 5 is because the Menu did not as far as I could tell give any dietary information which would have aided my meal selection.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After reading previous TA reviews we were looking forward to eating here but were quite underwhelmed. We had booked in advance and when we arrived, our table was pointed out to us but despite the landlady (I assume) knowing we had come for lunch, there were no menus on the table. Eventually my husband asked about ordering food and was... More 

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a lovely evening meal here last night. We were welcomed right away and taken to our table. The pub has a warm cozy and happy atmosphere, we comfortably mixed with the locals and felt at home. Both enjoyed our meals (scallops and chorizo) and look forward to coming back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough HP27 0LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Princes Risborough
  • Phone Number: 01844 344476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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