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The Red Lion Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
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75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
01227 832213
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank dannyboy12134
Ashford, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Rachel C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have to write this to advise everyone out there in Tripadvisor land, that if you are in the Canterbury area, or even in the Kent area and are looking for a good pub with amazing food. Then this place is worth spending your petrol on to get there. Thursday evenings, is Steak night. The Fillet is one of the... More 

Thank Ncbll
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I came here on a lunch break with a friend for a quick bite to eat. The food was served quickly and was to a good standard. However the service let the experience down. The waitress was friendly but lacked knowledge of the menu, when asked what baguettes they served she seemed put off and had to find a menu.... More 

Thank LDean91
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a very tasty lunch 2 courses for £10 Worth asking what the vegetarian dish is as we had a lovely goats cheese with peppers and rice main followed by a delicious sticky toffee pudding. Came in here by chance after a wedding at the local church and can thoroughly recommend.

Thank rrimageman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, French, Contemporary, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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: 01227 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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