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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: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Really Friendly Country Pub With Good Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Matthew B
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Booked after seeing other good reviews on tripadvisor. Very friendly, great steaks, good value, a happy customer!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just revisited the Red Lion at Whiteleaf, selected the Rib eye steak for lunch, and was impressed, served exactly as I ordered, medium rare, and accompanied with chips, coleslaw, mushrooms and tomatoes. The bar staff were both welcoming and helpful, and in the original fireplace, a roaring wood fire was keeping us all warm on a wet and windy day... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Having trawled through a number of local pub reviews, we decided to give the Red Lion a try for Sunday Lunch. We were very pleasently surprised. We were warmly received by the landlady, who showed us to our table. There was a wonderfully friendly ambiance and it was evident that this was one of those excellent local English Pubs that... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The Red Lion Whiteleaf is a very friendly traditional pub, roaring log fire included. Very nice ales on tap and a warm welcome. The food was freshly prepared, tasty and great value.

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Nantwich, Cheshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Best kept secrets are best kept quiet but this hard-to-find, family run, country pub is definitely worth a visit. Sat nav is essential if you are looking for the Red Lion, Whiteleaf after dark, as we were. It’s tucked down a country lane off the A4010 Aylesbury Road out of Princes Risborough, which is actually the Icknield Way, an ancient... More 

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I met a work colleague of mine for lunch here after walking my dogs on nearby Whiteleaf Cross. Despite the fact that my dogs sprawled over the floor, forcing other customers to walk over/round them, we received a great welcome, a nice pint, and a tasty grilled sandwich.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The service was good for a Sunday lunch and you felt they did really care. Meat was perfect and the fish tasted fresh. The food was not expensive and was very good value. Only negatives were small plates and roast potatoes were cold.

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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Booked a table on Saturday evening based on previous Tripadvisor reviews. Took parents and partner. Had enormous difficulty finding the place in the dark and were horrified that we were the ONLY customers there when we did eventually find it. Usually such highly-rated pubs are packed, so we wondered what could have gone wrong and whether we were in for... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great country pub, we felt comfortable as soon as we entered the bar. Good choice of beer, good pub food, served by nice people in a bar with a roaring fire. What more could we ask.

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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: English

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