My boyfriend and I stayed overnight after a drive down from London and were recommended by another b&b as they were fully booked. I thought with this recommendation the red lion would be a worthy stay - seeing the pics and reading reviews sold it for me.
We arrived and was welcomed by a helpful lady who showed us to our room. Although small and cosy the decor was very dated - the bed linen looked as though it had been there since the 80's! Very worn and none of the bedding matched. The bed was uncomfortable - I woke with a sore back. A little money spent on refurbishing the rooms and I would be happy to pay £75 per night - I think this was overpriced for what you get.
As there is not much to do in the area (which is what we wanted) we stayed in the pub and enjoyed a bottle of wine over dinner. The food was delicious and resonibly priced. The landlord seemed friendly...to the locals. I didn't feel as thought we got a friendly welcome from him or that we were trusted. In my experience you pay for your stay on day of departure but he asked us to pay that evening. Maybe I was being paranoid but when we checked out other guests paid on departure. I just found him to be a little unwelcoming but other than that I wouldn't let this put you off. Finally, the breakfast was nice and the ladies that rustle it up were lovely - only tip for them would be to have a breakfast menu to see what your options are.
- Also Known As:
- The Red Lion Inn Wingham, Kent