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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
01227 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jooles M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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34 reviews
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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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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Very warm welcome from owner Rene and bar staff Elsa. Beautiful meal and entertained with a bar game. We are on holiday and were more than impressed with the friendliness of the locals.

Thank Jacqueline W
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by while travelling home from Canterbury. We were here earlier in the year and both wanted to stop here for lunch. The service was really good again a warm welcome from Rene and Paldeep. We sat in the restaurant area this time and were very comfortable. We went for the two courses for £10 . The food was... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Called into The Red Lion Inn today Tue 3rd May. My friend and I had been riding, so were were not very smart. The Bar Tender welcomed us as we arrived and came to our table to serve us explaining the choice of menu for the evening. We chose the 2 course meal for a set price and ordered a... More 

Thank Pauline H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Good service and atmosphere. We went on Fish Friday as advertised outside the pub and on their website. We were very disappointed that it has been discontinued although it is still being advertised which had encouraged us to eat there. The meal we had was good but not what we had hoped for.

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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