We visited the Red Lion the other night, initially for a drink but then stayed for dinner. We were staying locally with our 7-week old daughter (our first holiday away) and were unsure of pub protocol with babies! I asked the lady at the bar if it was OK to eat with a baby in arms, and she set us up a nice roomy table in the corner of the bar where we wouldn't be any trouble.
I ordered a veal escalope (not often found in the UK, and very tasty), and my wife some kind of pork which looked good. The food was very good - well presented, tasty, a bit different. Prices were £12 to high £20s on main courses, but this was reflected in the ingredients, so ok.
I was drinking ale (Adnams) so we didn't have wine. Cheese after the meal was a good selection of British and Continental, well balanced, and the deserts (plum bread & butter pudding French desert, and creme brulee) were 10/10.
The nicest thing though was the relaxed atmosphere and the fact that they didn't turn us away with a baby. It was our first meal out as a family and will be remembered that way.
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