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The Red Lion

High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539266
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“stone circle” (104 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I visited here with two friends while visiting the stone circle. We stopped here for coffee and then came back later and had lunch. The food was great and the 'lunch' prices were reasonable. I drank the 'Well Water'.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food . Friendly service. Big pub. Great location after seeing Avebury stones. Car park. Particularly enjoyed the traditional steak and ale pie. Don't see many proper full pies these days. Delicious desserts too.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Given this pub looks like a classic thatched large house, it's a tourist dream. Yet the bar prices don't reflect that, and the food we had was better than usual pub fare.

Thank Phill W
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Stopped in for lunch after viewing the stones. Though the pub was pretty busy with other daytrippers our food arrived quickly and the fish and chips in particular were superb - generous portions, lovely chunky white fish and the most delicious batter. Enjoyed the Avebury...More

Thank davyghost
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Had lunch here after viewing the Avebury Stones. Was disappointed with my meal of chicken ravioli. No sauce to speak of, it arrived cold and was covered in Rocket!???

Thank grumorf
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Pre-booked a table in the restaurant at the back (advise you do this). Friendly and helpful staff. Good range of classic 'pub food' which was very nice and good service. Great for a meal before setting off to explore Avebury.

Thank David T
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way from Stonehenge today , we visited the church and the local shop . So we stopped at this pub and had a drink. I tried the local ale which was amazing . The food was excellent too .

Thank Jean-Claude R
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Overpowering smell of lavatories when we walked in. No welcome i.e. weren't told we had to order food from bar. V. v. slow service although polite. Clearly understaffed. Food very basic and certainly not as pictures show - you need to be hungry ! Worst...More

4  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed July 28, 2017

A very busy and nice pub in great setting Food waiting time was average about 20 mins not all the food on the menu was available. My food was very enjoyable and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Barry A
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We decided to visit Avebury after finding out that Stonehenge has become over populated and the stones can only be "viewed" Arrived in the evening at our B&B so headed into town for dinner, the pub was quite busy but the bartender was extremely helpful...More

1  Thank kiwibees
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Questions & Answers
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Ryan R | Property representative |
Hi Oliver, We are dog friendly and allow well behaved dogs in the bar area. Look forwarding to seeing you and your dog soon ! Kind Regards Red Lion Avebury
Valerie T
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Dolemite600 | Reviewed this property |
When I went last time I used a hotel in Swindon, near to the bus station and just caught the bus in each day. A lot cheaper.
August 30, 2016|
Response from davey2711 | Reviewed this property |
I arrived at Avebury Parked in pub car park before 12 and pub wasn't open ?? So I'm guessing ... No
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Avebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 539266
The Red Lion is set in the tiny village of Avebury which is three miles in radius and some 2000 years older than Stonehenge! Refurbished Winter 2013 the pub is 400 years old and located at the centre of the stone circle where every six weeks a pagan festival is held. It is in the Top Ten list of most haunted pubs in the country and has been seen on TV as such. The main ghost is that of an old landlady "Florrie" who was killed here by her husband. Ghosts aside, this destination food house is a lovely thatched listed cottage with cobbles and a large mill stone in the car park and low ceilings, beams and traditional wood furniture with a modern twist inside. Food is served from an extensive main menu and specials board, offering a good selection of quality pub fayre with a good range of wines available to complement the experience or a choice of real ales if preferred. The Wadworth brewery is only two miles away! Our clientele are generally tourists and visitors but there is a friendly welcome for anyway wishing to have a drink or dine.
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