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The Red Lion Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
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75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
+44 1227 832213
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not be writing this review if the proprietor had bothered to address my concerns. Firstly the starter was weird, goats cheese with cranberry sauce laid on top of the strangest medley of couscous, leaves and a really strong sauce - mayo or whatever. Main course served with the most disgusting sweet gravy used for the overcooked beef and... More 

Thank Vivienne A
London, UK
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most lovely Sunday lunch in the pub. Such a good piece of beef with some lovely seasonal veg. The dessert was absolutely yummy as well and the atmosphere and staff were fantastic. Will be back of course!

Thank Kiran D
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

A good place for a hungry person to enjoy a satisfying lunch after a long walk! We had the £10 two course lunch, and neither of us could get through it! My garlic mushrooms were superb, and the Cumberland style locally sourced sausage with mash was a very generous plateful! Can recommend. Very franglais with the friendly French owner.

Thank KrisS100
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Been several times, usually as a couple but sometimes with others for dinner. Pretty standard menu but there are 'special' evenings. Pub has a good following and the licensee knows his regulars. Have been on other evenings when he is not there and the service doesn't seem the same. Large beer garden and a kids play area, both well maintained.... More 

Thank 138Paul138
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great menu and big screen sports all wrapped up in an intimate cosy atmosphere for family, quiet dinner or to catch some football with friends on SKY.

Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I am a local Kentish man and I love my food and dining out. I have been to The Red Lion in the past and have always been satisfied with both the food and service. Until now. My roast beef was so tough and chewy that 10minutes of masticating a forks-full wasn't enough to be physically able to swallow. Awful,... More 

1 Thank dannyboy12134
Ashford, United Kingdom
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308 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The staff are lovely and we were welcomed in to celebrate a friend's wedding - started with coffees and then quickly on to some bubbly - the lunch was tasty and good value - we spent some while in the pub and the place full full of friendly customers and a lot seemed to be regulars - :) thank you... More 

Thank kentcritique
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a great pub, independently run by a very friendly landlord & landlady and their well appointed staff. It was my second visit here and lunch was as good the second time. 2 courses for £10 a bargain. Whitebait to start, cooked well it was crispy and of a good size so you could taste the fish. To follow... More 

1 Thank Jooles M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

My wife and I had set meal for £10 per head.Consisting of two courses,Ihad home made leek and potato soup,Followed by sausage and mash with onion gravy,fantastic,My6 wife had chicken liver pate and then pork loin.Super.Highly recommended.Go and enjoy,

Thank John W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Sunday Roast at the Red Lion was pleasant enough. The staff were lovely, the service was speedy, the food was below average. The roast beef was so tough and chewy I couldn't eat it, the veg were nice enough. The gravy was quite salty. It was a nice lunch out, but only because the staff were nice and the location... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 832213
Located in the village of Bridge, just outside Canterbury, The Red Lion is a traditional British pub with a splash of French restaurant flair. Eye-catching from the outside, The Red Lion boasts a uniquely old fashioned exterior brought up-to-date with a lick of light coloured paint, while inside is comfortable and cosy, a traditional space with olde worlde charm in its rough beams and pillars ��� the ideal village pub. But while the d��cor might be traditional, The Red Lion���s menu is less so. With the influence of host Rene Renault (from Rennes no less), the kitchen has added French sophistication to locally sourced ingredients - including eggs from the owners��� own hens ��� in modern creative dishes.

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