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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited several times with friends. Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Great choice of food always prepared and served to a very high standard. I would highly recommend a visit to The Red Lion is you are in the area.

1Thank Houghtn_House
Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lunch time meal there today. The good point was the waitress who greeted us in a friendly manner, showed us to our table and was very helpful and friendly all the time we were there. The table for 4 was small ( we are not large people ) and pressed hard against a wall so no lateral elbow...

Thank andreweejeffery
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Exceptional staff and lovely homely and very friendly amenities. Real English pub feel with locals caring about the customers. B & B at the premises offers clean, affordable rooms with private ensuites. Well appointed and made to feel like family

1Thank jacqueline815
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 19, 2016

After arriving we were shown to our table and offered drinks at the bar. The staff are so professional and friendly. We went through to the restaurant and were offered 4 different meats and fresh veg, also some lovely sauces. A real Sunday treat.

1Thank h3gma2016
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyable from the minute we walked in... Greeted and shown to our table by staff who couldn't of done anymore for you.. we sat in the lounge which has been refurbished and looks great, nice clean and cosy so much better and more inviting then before. The food was lovely, we had a party of 5 and clear plates...

1Thank ezza16
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been for a while. Always enjoyed sitting in the Cosy little lounge to eat. The lounge has been re-furbed and unfortunately looks more like a cafe now. The background music was shocking but I suppose that personal taste , I just prefer something upbeat than Jim reeves and montivani. Our late 70s parents agreed though! Can understand that the...

1Thank LincolnLynn
Reviewed October 23, 2016

There can't be many places in England that serve up Belhaven Best. But there's more... Belhaven Black - a succulent Scottish stout is also served. Just right for washing down a fine autumn Sunday Carvery. We had a family lunch here and (once you knew the drill about getting a ticket for the meal and joining the queue) it was...

1Thank ILP-JP
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We ordered our meals it came my friend asked for a medium steak when it came and cut into it it was very rare so asked the waitress if it could be changed or something done about it, came to my meal it's still cold in the middle so again The meal had to go back to the kitchen for...

2Thank juliasaunby
Lorna B, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Upon Arrival you were "very rude" to my staff becasue you couldn't eat in the restuant, you were phoned to explain we had a large Party in there.Yes a new member of staff gave me to wrong table number, but i only had to turn around! I explained to you that we are not a "microwave" establishment and meals that...

Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2016

About 30 of us went for the Sunday carvery, I was a bit unsure as to what it would be like as there was a lot of us, although we had booked. Very pleasantly surprised, excellent value for money and delicious. Certainly no shortage of meat . Highly recommend and will certainly go again. Cannot comment on the hotel as...

1Thank Carole F
Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Can't say it was great, never had such as rushed meal, less than 5 mins between starter and main, had a moan but there not bothered, even when I paid the bar lady was rude, food was on but nothing to shout about, can't recommend this place

1Thank maryandjohnpingpong
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: Middle Street, Dunston LN4 2EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Dunston
Price Range: $75 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you want clean, good customer service and value for money, then look no further”
 of 5 bubbles jacqueline815, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“Motel style rooms with adjacent parking. perfect for the traveller.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnD549, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“Try the Lincolnshire Poacher in Metheringham - we ended up there when our first occasion at the Red Lion went badly. The staff are very professional and the food excellent. Don't know about the rooms though.”
 of 5 bubbles 801dianee, Dec 30, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are across the car park from the pub, not in the pub itself so dont suffer from noise or smells often associated with pub rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 698colinb, Jul 2, 2014 | Read review
“we had room 4 which is at the back, so if pub busy could be a quieter option maybe?”
 of 5 bubbles jdore1964, Jun 30, 2014 | Read review
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