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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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All reviews roast dinner steak pie yorkshire pudding sandwiches the pub country park lovely garden beer garden specials board open fire plenty of parking car park lovely evening birthday meal pubs fullers countryside
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Reviewed December 9, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a walk in the area and was really pleased we did! Sat in the beer garden by the heaters and enjoyed the lovely view. Food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it and will...definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Red Lion C, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

Reviewed December 6, 2020

AMEX CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED HERE! First Sunday after lockdown and the place was very busy. We have eaten here many times before with family and friends in all seasons - it never ceases to disappoint us. Ask for a seat in the original bar away...from the hubbub of main eating area if you want to have a conversation without raising voices. For a starter a generous portion of smoked salmon was served unfortunately with a slice instead a wedge of lemon. I was, however, nicely washed down with a glass of French Sauvignon Blanc. The roast sirloin beef was superb today; it was tender, juicy and flavoursome. The roasted vegetables perfectly done and the gentle flavouring of star anise in the red cabbage was an exquisite touch. The gentle morello cherry stashed Mara Ripasso Valpollcella from Veneto was a superb accompaniment. Both were reasonably priced. Sadly no cheese board was available. Service was good on the whole with one small mishap but it was soon rectified.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Red Lion C, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

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Reviewed December 2, 2020 via mobile

First day out of the second lockdown, my wife and I visited for lunch. Both had the steak pie - beautiful! Lovely atmosphere in the back bar and great friendly service. Been coming here for years. Good to support great pubs through these challenging times.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Red Lion C, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

Reviewed November 16, 2020

The Red Lion dates from medieval times and has long been one of my favourite spots for enjoying a beer whilst sitting by an open fire. On this occasion, I dropped in for an enjoyable lunch after a morning walk through the nearby hills, hangers...and lanes. Despite its long history, the Red Lion also functions well as a modern dining pub with a varied menu and comfortable ambience. I look forward to my next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Red Lion C, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

This is an ideal pub to park up, have a countryside walk and then finish with a decent lunch/dinner. Plenty of parking and outdoor seating if the weather is good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

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Reviewed October 26, 2020

We came twice in three days when staying in W Marsden recently because the food was very tasty, the staff were welcoming and friendly, the chef was happy to make adjustments to dishes to suit our children's fussy palates and split an adult meal between...the two of them and they were strict on the COVID procedures. The oven roasted cod was delicious, as were the seasonal veg. My husband had a delicious veggie roast and totally cleaned his plate. Portion sizes were very generous. Good selection of ales and a really nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2020

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Reviewed October 22, 2020

We arrived for a very late lunch at this remarkably impressive and historic thatched pub; the lady we spoke to was very flexible when we phoned to say we would be delayed, and both she and the other waitress we met were positive and helpful....Despite the weather being fairly cool and showery we determinedly sat in the outdoor area, which has a substantial brick-built shelter as well as an extensive garden with lovely views. My husband had a duck leg with cassoulet and I had scampi and chips; the scampi was definitely a cut above the usual offering. We then had lemon meringue pie 'to share', though I wouldn't have said it was a sharing plate exactly – two slices of lemon meringue with raspberry sorbet and pistachio crumb. Perhaps the presentation has been adjusted for COVID; certainly there were plenty of COVID precautions in place, which was reassuring. We look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2020

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Reviewed October 11, 2020

Sadly the days of this old thatched locals pub where gnarled rustics smoked their clay pipes and supped ales brewed by Gales at nearby Horndean are long gone (I can just about remember then). Now a Fullers dining pub but the exterior remains the same...with nice flower baskets and the interior is still pleasant with different areas as well as the main dining area. We visited on a busy Sunday lunch time and the place was well staffed with friendly servers and the good news you could order via the staff no need for complicated app or similar. Good covid measures in place. I am not a great fan of chain pubs but the food was generally good, some more interesting menu items for mains and a fair choice of drinks. Not overly priced. There was quite await for coffees which were delivered with apologies but as mentioned it was busy. The Sunday roasts are definitely good value. You do get options as to service charge and donation to charity on the card machine so a point is awarded by not having my dislike, the "optional" service charge incorporated when the bill is presented. I gather the toilets are clean and well presented. Overall much better food experience than I envisaged. Unfortunately the ancient front exterior was obstructed by customers who could not be bothered to use the car park for their vehicles so I was denied a good photo of ye olde English pubbe. Nice garden area with good downland views.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

Reviewed September 26, 2020

We have been regulars at the Red Lion for many years, often popping in for drinks during or after a bike ride or dog walk. In this time, we have found that the food can be a little up and down depending on how busy...it has been. This seems to be a similar issue with the other Fullers pubs in the area (though as we go fairly often, we are bound to catch the off off day). Since lockdown ended we have been venturing back out and found the Fullers pub menu to be a bit limited. On this occasion though, the Red Lion seems to have a full menu running (with specials) and we had the best steak pie meal we have had for years. We had a chat to the chef who explained that they are all home made, rather than bought in as per other Fullers places. The great meal, combined with the lovely setting of the 'old bar' makes this our firm favourite pub destination. Staff didn't have masks on but this has only changed since our visit and track and trace was used - we tried to use the app but gave up, so this was done on paper.... so no real concerns about this. In all honesty, if you are going to go and eat out in a pub, you have to accept a certain amount of risk...?More

Date of visit: September 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

Just back from a very pleasant visit to The Red Lion. Beautiful thatched pub with a roaring fire and a friendly welcome. Most impressive of all was the Covid regulations being enforced so well - socially distanced tables, sanitiser all over the pub, staff wiping...down surfaces regularly and a clear and well marked out one way system. Felt safe and secure in these crazy times - it’s all a bit weird still obviously - but they’re doing it brilliantly and I’ll be back - oh and the food smelt delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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red_lion_chalton, General Manager at The Red Lion Chalton, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Many thanks for your rating. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards The Red

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