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The Red Lion

59 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
+44 1244 321750
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“sundae” (3 reviews)
“mixed grill” (4 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
59 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
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11 - 20 of 175 reviews

Reviewed September 3, 2017

Called in with my wife for our tea on a race day. Food was very nice and reasonably priced. I would describe the pub as friendly, quaint and old fashioned with lots of atmosphere. It was fairly noisy around the bar area but there were...More

1  Thank briwire
Sam C, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Thanks very much for your great review! Apologies for the slight problems with your food, I am glad you still enjoyed it. We pride ourselves on serving great food so I will pass these comments on to the kitchen team. Delighted you intend to return,...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017

As we had just visited the Cathedral and were looking for somewhere to have a bite to eat. We came across this pub just along the road. They have a selection of real ales, a nice menu selection, with some nice offers available on different...More

1  Thank kelandchez
Sam C, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us! Really pleased to hear positive comments and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 29, 2017

A nice old pub just off the main shopping street but close to the new Storyhouse. A very varied well priced ( we had 2 mains and 2 drinks and it came to less than £20) menu with dishes to suit all tastes. The food...More

Thank Janet H
Sam C, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you very much for your review Janet, Very glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 22, 2017

visited the red lion whilst on a long weekend break , had food on the1st night i had steak my partner had the ultimate burger both were good value for money , we also had breakfast on 2 mornings which for just over £3 was...More

1  Thank clunes
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Clunes, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!, appreciate you talking the time to leave your review and will share with rest of the team, see you next time your in Chester

Reviewed August 19, 2017

If you like proper old English pubs that serve decent bar food at a reasonable price, then this place won't disappoint. The staff were pleasant and helpful, would definitely recommend this place.

Thank DennisX1
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Hi Dennis, thanks for the review and recommendation glad you enjoyed your visit, see you again next time, Sam General Manager

Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner one evening while visiting Chester. I chose the Chicken and Steak Combo which was absolutely amazing. The steak was cooked to perfection and tasted fantastic. My dad had the Classic Mixed Grill which was was fantastic as well. A good selection...More

Thank Tom S
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Tom, thanks for taking the time to leave your review it's much appreciated, will share with rest of team, see you again next time your in town, Sam General Manager

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Had a lovely meal, and served with a smile, huge nachos, enough for 4 then scampi, Italian chicken, fish & chips and beef chilli, all hot and very tasty, would have gone back for breakfast, but left early as the b&b was awful

1  Thank Ruth S
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review Ruth, sorry your B&B wasn't great, next time your in town hopefully you can make our breakfast! Thanks Sam General Manager

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Every time I come in the red lion I am always greeted with friendly staff and excellent service. Food is always perfect with waiting times as your would expect for a busy pub! Shows the football and all major sporting events and has a great...More

1  Thank ah19191
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Ah19191, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Red Lion, Chester! look foreword to seeing you again soon for the next big match!

Reviewed July 18, 2017

I am a student who is originated from south Asia. I was in Chester to visit University of Chester, as I will be attending that University from September. Looking at the advert I was delighted to find a place where I can get a decent...More

1  Thank 20pras
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

I'm extremely disappointed to hear about your experience, I'm honestly gutted that was how your visit went, customer service is something that I pride the team and myself on and as other recent reviews have said its something we normally excel at, On this occasion...More

Reviewed July 4, 2017

My friend and I were staying overnight at the Pied Bull next door and after having a Sunday roast there we decided to go to the Red Lion as there was a quiz on from 9pm. We were told it was a computer based quiz...More

Thank Helen B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Hi Helen, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! we really appreciate the great feedback and will share this with all the team, look forward to seeing you again in November, plenty of time to brush up on your quiz knowledge! Thanks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 321750
Description
You will find The Red Lion in Northgate Street Chester within a short stroll of Chester Railway Station, Chester Cathedral and Chester Cross - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.
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