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“Pleasant Atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
1 Mill Lane | Godalming, Godalming GU7 1HF, England
01483 239 929
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Ranked #26 of 56 Restaurants in Godalming
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Godalming, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Pleasant Atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Atmosphere quite good and food was found to be above average however the severe lack of any choice on real ales was astounding considering just how good the Red Lion had previously been. We would not visit it again unless the choice of real ales sold improved.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Venue for 40th birthday party”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Dont waste your time. Great venue but the disorganisation of the staff and landlord was more trouble than it was worth. Fobbed off about a 2am licence 2 days before the event which we were told we could have, bar staff on the night were stressed, badly organised and understaffed.
Jo, the manager who looks after 2 of the landlords pubs including the Red was great, more than can be said for the other staff working there (who all quit after the event anyway)

Fortunately my music and friends made up for it and much of the debacle went unnoticed other than the stressed bar staff and poor service.

Unless you are highly organised and push to get things done, don't expect any support from this venue or landlord.. Although this is an aesthetically pleasing venue, i wouldn't recommend anyone using it as a venue for a party.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lost its atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This used to be a good lively pub but now seems soulless and bland. Not eaten here for a long time as the atmosphere is dead, shame could be a good pub again if the landlords made some effort

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Friendly staff and good food and in a beautiful town. Meals are well priced and of a good quality. Worth a visit if in the area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“New chef looks promising.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The new chef is currently running a street food wrap place at lunchtime, outside the pub selling meat, fish & vege wraps. They are delicious! They have the right amount of spice and heat, and the flavours are awesome. The value is fantastic, especially compared to the price of a mass-produced, shop bought sandwich. I am addicted, I will definitely be going back for more.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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