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The Red Lion

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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a fabulous fillet steak, sticky duck salad was superb and service was excellent. Why would you go anywhere else!

Thank Paula_Ledsham
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed with the fish and chips. Surely an easy meal to put out. The fish was unseasoned and the batter was soggy. Because they were underneath the fish, the chips were soggy too. And not only soggy... they were billed as 3 times fried but several of them were undercooked. How does that work? However, the venue was nice,... More 

Thank Judith B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beer...black sheep was excellent Food...good choice..... burger good if a little overcooked....not cremated but definitely not rare!! not asked how I would like it but pet hate is overcooked meat! service slow both at bar and table also table not cleared of empties despite being collected ready... I will leave friends to comment on their own meals ....seems that... More 

Thank Paul B
Spalding, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious meal. Very friendly, attentive staff. Reasonably priced. Comfortable & pleasant atmosphere. It was busy for a Monday night! Definitely recommended for couples & families.

Thank Nicky712
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me & my husband visited the Red Lion on Sunday 12th February,it was a spur of the moment decision, we were pleased that they squeezed us in as we hadn't booked a table, we both had 3 courses and I have to say all 3 were amazing, would definitely recommend and will be visiting again

Thank Jacquelineclark1
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sunday Lunch with family - was arranged - BUT 1/2 hour before we were due to leave a phone call cancelled the booking. Hastily re arranged and found this pub who juggled tables to fit us all in. Food was excellent and the staff were so helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Phil R
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was absolutely fantastic, we booked as a large group as our friend in work was leaving for maternity. The drinks weren't bad priced and having preordered our meals we didn't have to wait long till we ate! The setting was super cosy and I would definitely go for a meal if there was only a few of us!... More 

Thank Lucy G
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect and had a really lovely meal here. The portions were generous and the quality was great. Lovely to be able to have the option for a small pudding with coffee. Really enjoyed our meal.

Thank emma_m_01
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just visited the Red Lion for a second time for a family meal. Its a really nice, friendly, cozy pub/restaurant that serves a great selection of beer/ales. Anywhere that serves Doombar ale and Estrella lager on draught is not doing much wrong in my opinion! As for the food, it was really enjoyable. We all enjoyed what we ate. I... More 

Thank Paul C
Great Barr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called with friends after shopping in Chester and had a lovely meal. Very quaint village pub with a variety of meals to choose from and I had the steak pie which turned out to be mahoosive....

Thank saucysuzie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1244 661636
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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Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?