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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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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pro's Lovely location Large car park with plenty of disabled spaces Beautiful interior Numerous open fires to sit around Great variety of seating to s Hi uit all choices Selection of real ales on Friendly attentive staff Con's £5 for two coffees a little pricey Only called in for a couple of coffees and a catch up with a friend... More 

Thank DamianLiverpool
Mold, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and myself went for lunch a few days ago. It wasn't busy (approx. 20 people). There were only two people in total working on the bar and the restaurant. I ordered a Southern Fried Chicken (the large portion) on the bone with chips. It took 1 hour to appear and consisted of 5 small goujons (large portion..??) of... More 

1 Thank Alanwales65
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been for a meal with 5 family members after going on a walk. We are giving 5* due to the amazing service given by our waitress Claire (Scottish accent). She was extremely friendly and very attentive. My first time at the pub and we appreciated the large selection of nice food.

Thank Stan P
Chester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch here on Christmas Eve. To be honest , the food was nice. We only had a light meal each but it was fine. Ordered a side dish of chips which never arrived and it was a challenge attracting attention. No body did a satisfaction check which should be standard. There seemed to be plenty of staff and... More 

Thank VSS8
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choose the three course Christmas lunch and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was very welcoming with log fires ablaze it felt very cosy.

Thank Denise A
Manchester, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep punishing myself by eating at this lovely country pub, cosy logs fires, good ales. Have eaten here many times. Always hoped that the food would be better than the time before! Hey, the chef never disappoints me! Another bad meal today, so disappointed. Bar staff efficient and friendly, no complaints in that department. The main problem with this... More 

1 Thank 366pj55
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Booked online for an evening meal here. Had a very nice meal in a pleasant pub surroundings. the open fire was nice to see,

Thank AllanAndKK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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

Thank porsch911
Northampton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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 

Thank Mike S
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 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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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 

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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, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?