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The Red Lion

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Old Road | Buckland, Betchworth RH3 7DS, England
+44 1737 843336
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a really good steak (twice)! now with my husband. It is a lovely pub but for some reason seems very quiet mid week. I think they need to advertise locally more because we'd definitely recommend it to anyone. Wednesday nights is half price steak night.

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Thank Bobblehat123
Bromley, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us went here for the first time for the quiz and curry evening. Unfortunately, the evening was not well attended but despite this, Mark the owner, still went ahead, getting his wife and mother to join in. As a result it was a great evening with lots of fun and lively banter. Haven't enjoyed myself so much for... More 

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Thank Julie W
Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time we have been to this pub wanted it to be good as it was our 39th wedding anniversary lunch but being coeliac its a nightmare finding somewhere to go that's lovely and being able to eat anything as I like to keep quiet about it as its become a trendy thing to be so I did not hold... More 

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Thank theresaandian
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Theresa & Ian, Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is always good to see that our hard work and efforts are appreciated. The team were really happy to read your words. All our food is cooked fresh and the chefs are happy to adjust any dish or ingredients to accommodate guests. You have been nice... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have passed the Red Lion on many occasions but have never stopped. The staff were so friendly and helpful the food was excellent, I will definitely be back. I would recommend the pub and the food.

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Thank Ianball007
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Ianball 007, Thank you for the review. I have passed it onto the staff. It is always nice to get good feedback. We are proud of the Red Lion and i am glad that you will recommend us. Make yourself known next time you are in and i will get you a drink on us! Thanks Marc Jones More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expected good things from this place after mostly good reviews... however ... after a rushed check in by the lady running both bar and rooms ... and having to go back and forth with her as she forgot things ... however she did try... we settled down into the room only to find it absolutely covered in dust ... the... More 

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Marc J, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Trip Advisor Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write up your comments. We have taken the review on the chin and i am pleased to say that we have fixed all the points raised. I am pleased that the food we produced is some of the best you have ever had and the service was superb, we... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend suggested meeting up here after looking for somewhere equal distance on the "meet halfway" web site. Neither of us had been to Betchworth before and even though we were both being led by our sat navs, it would not have been difficult to find the Red Lion. We were pleasantly surprised on arrival, the pub and staff are... More 

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Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello deborahk3, Great review, thank you! So good to get those considering some are very quick to be negative. Connect me through TA and i will give you a nice treat next time your in. Again, great and keep positive!! Cheers Marc More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at hartsfield Manor and decided to eat here after reading good reviews . So glad we came, such a lovely pub food was very nice and the lady with the accent who served us was amazing . Highly recommend a trip here Thanks for the lovely food on saturday 2nd Feb Ben and cloe

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1 Thank benfure
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Ben & Cloe, Nice words from a lovely couple. Thank you for the positive review, appreciated. Next time your in, let us know via TA and a little something on us coming your way. Cheers Marc Jones More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

It is such a shame that a lovely pub with decent food is let down by a lack of staff. I had a birthday lunch yesterday with family members which was ruined by the lack of attention. The TWO people serving there were brilliant but couldn't possibly cope with running the bar and restaurant on a packed Sunday. Avoid until... More 

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3 Thank Miles N
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hello Miles N, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we completely agree with you. Through a lack of management skills this issue was created, however i am pleased to say that the issue has now been sorted and we would like you to return. Perhaps a little treat on us, so contact me through TA... More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Took my mum for lunch here together with my wife and 6 month old and the place was faultless AGAIN! Sat next to warm homely fire, ordered drinks and lunch and the two ladies that looked after us were friendly and efficient. The food was freshly made and tasty. Would highly recommend it for the food and the friendliness and... More 

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1 Thank BigTobyP
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks BigTobyP, What a lovely set of words, thank you. We pride ourselves on not being stuffy like other eateries in the area and i am pleased that this has not gone unnoticed. Just let me know who you are through TA and i will ensure we look after you next time your in. Cheers, Marc More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Visited pub with my wife and neighbour was very impressed food was great staff very polite could not fault our visit at all.

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1 Thank John S
Marc J, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

John S, Hidden Gem indeed!! Thank you, we think we are. Drink on me, let me know who you are through TA and i will arrange. Thank you. Marc More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Road | Buckland, Betchworth RH3 7DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Betchworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1737 843336

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