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The Red Lion

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Britwell Salome, Watlington OX49 5LG, England (Formerly The Goose)
+44 1491 613140
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a warm welcome at this traditional village pub. The food was very good . omelette cooked to perfection. Beer was I am told very good.

1 Thank helene c
Brize Norton, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and great Ciders. We like to take our dog there with us. We will be going more often in the new year.

1 Thank Luke d
Wedmore, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Monday lunchtime and we received a very friendly welcome. Excellent local ales on offer and great selection of local produce on a reasonably priced menu. Portions were more than ample and food was well cooked and served in good time. This is a lovely traditional country pub and we and our fellow diners enjoyed a tranquil atmosphere... More 

1 Thank rjp2007
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great little pub. The bar area has more atmosphere than the restaurant. Go for the local sausages and mash if you get the chance.

3 Thank LondonLoire
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our friends discovered this wonderful restaurant by chance and were keen to share their good fortune with us. The delicious Cornish seafood starter was packed with crab, prawns, smoked salmon and an avocado salsa. The twice cooked cheese soufflé and tempura prawns and calamari were also well received by my fellow diners. Three of us opted for the rump of... More 

3 Thank Beverley W
Marlow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Family get-together on a Saturday afternoon and we really enjoyed this place. Great home made bread and very tasty olive tapenade with a decent kick of garlic to start with. Best Haddock & Chips I have had for ages. Chunky chips were crispy on the edges and the fish was very nicely cooked through. Nice crispy batter and a nice... More 

4 Thank Saffamac
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Only pub around to have Budweiser Budvar on tap and chef Tim is creating delicious and varied superb food...something for everyone! Delighted to see the Red Lion making top marks again!

2 Thank DA S
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Decided to meet here for lunch with a friend and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and informative and the food was superb. Huge portions meant we only needed one course. Would have come back if we had not planned other things.

4 Thank Peter F
Northampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

I came here for lunch with my parents (who live in France); even though this pub is a little out of the way, it was worth the detour. The service was impeccable and the setting/atmosphere was understated, cozy elegance. We found each dish absolutely exquisite. Thank you very much for taking such good care of us.

4 Thank EvaSUK
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

What a little gem. We went in with friends for dinner. Lady running the pub was out very friendly, lovely sunny back garden. The food we had was great, had a great selection of fish on it, pub classics but all slightly above your normal pub nosh. We where chatting to the owner and she was saying they are about... More 

2 Thank jennie1978

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Britwell Salome, Watlington OX49 5LG, England (Formerly The Goose)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Watlington  >  Britwell Salome
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 613140
Alison Green became the new manager of The Red Lion Britwell Salome in September 2015. The pub is once again at the heart of village life, a place where you are as welcome for a drink and a chat as for a tasty meal. Our redecorated bar blends style with tradition, a relaxing place to enjoy real ales or fine wines with friends and family. High quality food, freshly prepared using local produce, is as important as ever. Our restaurant with its new menu aims for a wide appeal, including pub classics and distinctive dishes, as well as lighter fare. We are also delighted to cater for celebrations and special events, tailored to your specific needs. In addition to the bar and restaurant, you can enjoy our delightful cottage-style garden. The Red Lion team looks forward to welcoming you here soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?