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The Red Lion Inn

75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
+44 1227 832213
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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“pork loin” (4 reviews)
“fixed menu” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
75 High Street, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5LB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The two main courses that we both had were delicious, generous and beautifully presented. The pub has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are really helpful and want you to enjoy yourself.

Thank Janeludlow
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. Friendly Landlords. Great value for money. Extensive menu. Superb garden.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

I often visit the Red Lion, it has a lovely cosmopolitan atmosphere while retaining all the charm of an English village pub. It has the best value lunch menu of any pub or restaurant l can think of. The food is consistently good. Highly recommended.

Thank John R
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Went with friends on our annual Christmas meal ( second time). Meal was good. Service prompt and staff very pleasant. Highlight of the evening was the glorious chocolate orange cheescake. No stuffing again with the turkey, naughty chef. Beautiful Christmas tree but hate the enormous...More

Thank Cath6310
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful lunch for 20 colleagues from the Kent MS therapy centre. Excellent value at £25 per head. Food was very tasty. We were served in the stable room, which provided our group with a great atmosphere for our Christmas Get together.

Thank robert h
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited here last night,greeted on arrival and shown to a lovely table, service second to none couldn’t fault it,food very tasty and hot, we chose garlic mushrooms Cajun chicken burger and chicken supreme with mushrooms all really lovely,would recommend

Thank angelafarrance
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

When my football team and I are in the area for a game, we always come here. The service and staff are all lovely, really welcoming. We sometimes have food which is always perfect. You can watch the football here but it also has a...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed October 28, 2017

My husband and I were walking through the villages south of Canterbury and decided on a whim to stop here for lunch. It's a lovely pub with hops on the ceiling and some seasonal decorations. We decided to have the three course lunch menu which...More

Thank confidence-in-rain
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a meal in the lovely, quiet rear garden. He had the roast duck and I had a cheese baguette. With a couple of soft drinks too, our bill came to £25 - expensive for what it was in...More

Thank Carly S
Reviewed September 20, 2017

This summer we were 'confined' to Bridge area and had so many delightful meals, especially i the lovely garden that Rene and Harry have created. The fixed menu for lunch is excellent value - try the fish pie or fishcakes and every day there is...More

Thank Nanneke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$14 - $35
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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 colored 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 -
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