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The Red Lion

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Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough HP27 0LL, England
01844 344476
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Gluten Free

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
4thsandin
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?