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“Gill and Mick” 4 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Inn
Balkerach Street, Doune FK166DF, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Doune B&B and Inns
Plockton
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Gill and Mick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stayed for two nights. At in one night, at a wedding the next. Food was very tasty especially the steak and ale pie with chive mash. Meat just melted in the mouth. Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious. Bar was packed on the Friday night, but service was still excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. And, the prices are very, very reasonable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheshire
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Unpretentious, unimproved, genuine village pub, rooms with food. This is a " you get what you see" hostelry, excellent overnighter, delightful village with castle and woodland walks, all very dog friendly.A real local buzz in the bar. Food more than adequate. Excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Can't comment on the accomodation as only went to eat in a party, however all the food was homemade, brilliant light veg broth, perthshire lamb roast and a very tasty fruit crumble that majored on fruit rather than stodgy crumble. Excellent beer and modest drink prices all round.
I understand the owner is called Oliver and like Oliver Twist we would ask for more!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and were made to feel very welcome. Although ther was a wide choice of place to eat within the area we decided to eat at the red lion inn and give full compliments to the chef! The food was excellent, cooked to our request and served exactly for the time requested.
The bar area of the inn is warm and friendly and exactly the right place to enjoy a wee dram.

Stayed April 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This inn has en suite rooms in a hundreds year old inn. The owners are wonderful, friendly people with a great bar that caters to locals and dining that is worth trying. They also were gracious enough to prepare the trout we caught, and the breakfast is an English breakfast to die for; especially if the chef serves his own, special black pudding.

The inn is located within walking distance of Doune Castle where the movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed. It is a must see.

You can arrange guided fly fishing for both salmon and trout; one of the reasons I stayed in Doune. Doune is also a great location from which to visit the surrounding castles and historic sites and about an hour from Edinburgh. I spent the day in Edinburgh and attended the Tattoo. It was an easy drive back to Doune after. There is also a distillery in Doune, if you are inclined to visit and try their wares.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the street if you want to watch the local activities. There are quiet rooms in th...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Just back from a weekend break at the Red Lion. Needed a relaxing break and definately got it. Absolutely nothing to fault them on. The room was immaculate, the food absolutely fantastic and the service outstanding. The care taken with each guest was first class. Everybody was so welcoming and staff took time to advise on local attractions. Very dog friendly. Will definately be returning in the future. Big thank you to everybody who took such good care of us.

Room Tip: Room 4 - lovely room with four poster bed
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Just had one of the best weekends away in Scotland. Although only an hours travelling it was a real get away from it all. The room I stayed in was very comfortable and spacious would be perfect for a family.

The bar was just perfect, great beer, pint was at the right temperature, but i had to try several just to make sure:-) and the locals all were most welcoming.

The food in the restaurant could not be beaten, it was down as pub grub but that would do it a diservice. My compliments to the Chef. and all the staff, will be staying there again thats for sure.

Room Tip: The family room 5 ws the best in the Inn
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Red Lion Inn

Address: Balkerach Street, Doune FK166DF, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Doune
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Doune
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At over 200 years old, the Red Lion is a charming village Inn located in the centre of the picturesque village of Doune in central Scotland. The Inn has 6 bedrooms with 2 family room which can sleep up to 4. A friendly public bar serves a range of whiskey and local beers, while our restaurant offers fresh pub grub with a little finesse. Our Quaich suite is suitable for functions, meetings and events and opens onto a sunny courtyard. ... more   less 
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