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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
01244 661636
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our normal Sunday tea was not as good as normal as they had no roast dinners left we all choose something different from the menu I think they didn't have the staff to cope the boys all had chips which were under cooked one had the cod one had the Kobe burger and sirloin steak I had a rump with... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went today Sunday 28th Aug for a celebration for my son's GCSE results. Pre booked which is a good ideas as it gets busy on a Sunday. We all really enjoyed the food and so did my little ones. It is not the cheapest place to eat and I thought the portions were a little small and didn't really look... More 

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Thank JPritchard14
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for the recommendation, than means a lot to us and I'm pleased to hear that everyone enjoyed their visit. I'm sure we'll see you again soon. Many thanks Dave and the team. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying near by and dropped in on the way past for a drink. After looking at the menu we returned later for a meal... Great food and service and would recommend.

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Thank KARENWD54
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you for sharing your feedback, I’m really glad you enjoyed your visit. I’ll make sure I pass your comments on to the team. Look forward to seeing you when your next in the area. Thanks again Dave and the team More 

Colchester
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place through web search for somewhere to eat. It advertises itself as a traditional English country pub but strangely have a wide pizza menu. It has the right mix of being in the centre of a village and pub feel about the place. The food we had was reasonably well cooked and nicely presented although it is not... More 

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Thank Khoo88Colchester
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there It’s great to hear you had an enjoyable visit, hope you enjoyed the pizza! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Dave and the team More 

Wrexham Uk
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived there late Sunday afternoon the place was very busy.We had no reservation but were warmly welcomed and allocated a table quite quickly the food was very good and a young man called Dave who looked after us was knowledgeable and efficient. It is a place that visit occasionally in the last few years and consistently delivers on food... More 

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1 Thank Pedro B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Pedro Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the world. And also thank you for your slightly generous description of myself as 'a young man'!! I'm pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks once again Dave and the team More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a family Sunday lunch for (10) On arrival we were greeted by the staff who had reserved a long table in a suitable location as we had two children in the party. Drinks were served and the. Orders taken without delay The menu was fully explained re sharing platters etc which we found most helpful The food was... More 

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1 Thank Geo099
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Geo Thanks for leaving us such great feedback. I’m really glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Dave and the team More 

chester
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this pub for years but this time round not everything on the menu was available. We ordered our starters and mains and service on these was excellent even though the waitress brought one wrong starter and the correct one took its time to get us. However we still enjoyed the meals but the puddings really... More 

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Thank clio15
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Clio Thank you for leaving your review, we always try to take feedback on-board so we can continue to improve. Glad top hear that that you enjoyed starters and mains, we'll certainly be aiming to improve service speed on puddings. Thanks again for your feedback Dave and the team More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this pub for some time and this time not as good as the rest a bit disappointed not everthing was avail on menu but we won't give in we shall give it a second chance

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1 Thank Barrie B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Barrie Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. I read every review and try and take all guest feedback on board so we can continually improve. Sorry to have disappointed you on this occasion, but pleased to hear you are coming back. We Look forward to seeing you. Dave and the team More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal for our anniversary.havent been here for awhile.the food was amazing.love going here the pub always looks amazing and the staff are so friendly.special thanks to zoe,catrin and ben

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Thank lesley b
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Lesley Thank you for choosing to spend a special day with us, I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you don't leave it till next year before visiting again! Kind Regards Dave and the team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and have enjoyed the experience on each occasion, warm atmosphere good reasonably priced food would strongly recommend.

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Thank Jen T
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer I’m glad you enjoyed your recent visit, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I hope you can visit us again soon. Kind regards Dave and the team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: 01244 661636
Description
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?