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The Red Lion

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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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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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Rossett
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I celebrated my twin daughters birthday and received a friendly welcome and excellent service and food,especially the steaks

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 87 year old mother-in-law to the Red Lion recently as its one of her favourite pubs and she tells me she's been coming for almost forty years! The service all evening was very good and our starters of mushrooms and duck breast was faultless. I chose the steak and ale pie as a main course while my wife... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with friends who recommended this pub for a nice cosy pub dinner. Really super place - great roaring fire which was welcome on a cold night. Extensive menu, we picked mixed grill with triple cooked fries which was superb. Good quality meat, not ridiculous in quantity and very tasty. Puddings were large and yummy, maybe a little too... More 

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

Dear Nick Thanks for your great review. We were pleased to read your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon. It is lovely to hear the work involved in keeping three open fires is appreciated. Regards Sue & team at The Red Lion More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time today. Initial service was good, staff pleasant, but several items on the menu were not available. Two of us had the lamb shank with roast vegetables and when it arrived it looked dried and hard on the outside and it was very difficult to get off the bone. In my experience lamb shank should be... More 

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Thank RedRobin10
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your feedback. I am truly sorry you weren't satisfied with your lamb. It is a shame you weren't able to talk to us during your visit as we would have ensured any problems were resolved. I do hope you have a change of heart and try us again soon. Once again, I apologise on behalf... More 

Buckley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice after being told about the place! Brought two friends along with me tonight and they absolutely loved the place and the food was beautiful! Booked back in for my birthday next weekend can't wait to come back!!! Highly recommend!!

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Thank Risje123
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear guest What a lovely review, thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments. It is a beautiful pub in an equally beautiful village and we have a great team who strive to please every guest. I hope we continue to impress you. Many thanks Sue More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and had the vegetarian Sunday lunch which was a ricotta tart and it was excellent. It came with a good selection of well cooked vegetables including lovely baked carrots. You got a good number of roast potatoes, parsnips and a Yorkshire pudding too. It was busy so you do need to book. Our waitress Claire was polite, friendly... More 

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

Dear Emma Thank you so much for your great review. Claire is an asset to our team and she is delighted to have had a mention on Trip Adviser. We look forward to your return. Regards Sue More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times before and have been impressed and so we were looking forward to another good meal. The staff, as usual, were efficient and friendly but the food was only adequate. The veg were cold & the sliced, roasted potatoes described on the menu were more like sliced jacket potatoes. The pies also lacked flavour and... More 

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Thank 77SunSeeker
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will use them to improve our service. We hope to see you again soon and trust that your next visit will restore your faith in us. Kind regards Sue More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in hope and left thinking how poor the place was. Had a Saturday booking; several items on the menu were unavailable which seems basically inefficient. This is not the first time apparently. Although the service was slow - and the meals did not arrive simultaneously - the staff were pleasant and clearly run off their feet.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. All feedback is important to us and we value your comments. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during your visit. Many thanks Sue & the team at the Red Lion More 

Wrexham
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited this establishment on 1st November with a party of four. We enjoyed our visit . The staff were friendly. The pub had a good ambience and the food was great. They also accept bl Gourmet card here.

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

Hi Thank you for your review about your recent visit. The Gourmet card is very popular and gives great discounts. Kind regards Sue and the team at The Red Lion More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Been here a few times now and really enjoy the food and atmosphere. Quality food and service. Disappointed the fire wasn't lit but maybe a bit early yet!! Lovely on a cold winter's evening.

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Thank cheryldavies7
General Manager A, General Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl What a shame you missed the fires, we started lighting them on Sunday and they're a real asset to the business. Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review and I hope you call again soon and sit in the warmth of fires. Many thanks Sue and the team at The Red Lion More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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: +44 1244 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?