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The Red Lion

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Nr Shipton on Stour, Long Compton, England
+44 1608 684221
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Red Lion has managed to retain a warm welcome for drinkers, as well as providing tremendous food at sensible prices, accompanied by a fine wine list - the Malbec being especially toothsome. Under Lisa's management the place is a joy to visit and I can safely say that having eaten here approximately 25 times and had countless drinks visits,... More 

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Stroud
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd booked a table in advance, and enjoyed the warm welcome by the staff and the dog! We were seated quickly and the menu had so many lovely choices that we found it difficult to decide what to go for. Choices made, the food appeared promptly, it was very tasty, and the portion size was good. Staff were very attentive.... More 

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Thank Tulip71
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We're pleased to read that you enjoyed the warm welcome, menu choice and food during your visit. We do hope you'll visit us again next time your in the area. Thank you for posting on tripadvisor. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in on the way to Chipping Norton for lunch. What a find, lovely friendly staff and a roaring fire .Good choice of menu .Dogs obviously welcome as the pub dog hogged the bench seat. We had a hot beef sandwich both well presented and a side of chips just right. Perhaps if you go its as well to book... More 

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Thank Jjab S
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and sorry Cocoa was hogging the bench. She is a good girl (if a little spoilt) but 'off' works quite well if she's in the way! We're glad you enjoyed your steak sandwiches and the recommendation to book is a good one. Thank you again for posting a review. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Lion has a fantastic feel of a country pub with open fires and very friendly staff who not only provide a warm welcome but great service

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Thank meatyffoeg
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you liked the pub and found the staff to be welcoming and provide great service. More 

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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to admit we now live in Long Compton, but we didn't when we went to the Red Lion for the first time. When looking for somewhere to live we always check out the local hostelries and the Red Lion won the day and this played into our decision to move to Long Compton. Good food, great beer and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with family and friends the food was amazing, service was great the staff put a candle on my desert and they all came out and sang Happy Birthday to me, it was so funny we all had a great time. Thank you all.

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Thank Mary S
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

It was lovely that you choose to celebrate your birthday at The Red Lion and we're pleased you all enjoyed the food and service. There's nothing like a good sing-along to make a birthday celebration go with a swing! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit the Red Lion by Wendy at the Old School House B&B and we were not disappointed. We visited on a weekday evening, however the pub was busy and not lacking in atmosphere. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty- I had Sausage and mash in lentil and onion gravy, I... More 

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Thank ellieC87
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Red Lion. We're glad to here that Wendy's recommendation was a good one and that we didn't let her down. We're also glad to hear that you found the staff to be welcoming, friendly and helpful and that you didn't suffer too much with food envy! Hope to... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was Saturday lunch time, it was busy, yet welcoming and friendly. Unusually for a small village Inn on Saturday lunchtime, most tables were occupied (so best to book!). We were lucky to find one table which a young lady escorted us to. Menus arrived promptly as did the drinks we ordered. We ordered our meals and once again... More 

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Thank Keith W
Lisa_and_Sarah, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit on Saturday lunchtime. Glad you found the service to be first rate, the food excellent and good value and everywhere to be spotlessly clean. We'll look forward to your return visits! More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We came for dinner with my aunt who lives locally. The food was amazing. My daughter chose the childrens menu which had a good choice and we chose from the a la carte. Our food was of good quality and the service was fantastic, even though the restaurant was busy for half term. We will be back!

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Thank Fenella2014
Lisa_and_Sarah, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us on your travels. We all adore "Mrs P" so it is really nice to hear you enjoyed all aspects of The Red Lion. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back next time you are here! More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We went on a Sunday so it was very busy. However, we thoroughly our nicely prepared and well cooked meal. The vegetables were not over cooked, in our opinion just right. The meal was very filling...no room for pudding:( The staff were helpful and friendly. It is an extremely popular place so a booking needs to be done before going.... More 

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Thank Patricia D
Lisa_and_Sarah, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Patricia thank you for your lovely review. Sundays are probably our most popular day so bookings are highly recommended. At the busiest times food can take a tad longer to deliver to you however we want to make sure it is just right, not rushed, and extremely tasty. I'm sorry it took a little while longer than normal on this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr Shipton on Stour, Long Compton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Long Compton
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 684221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?