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The Red Lion

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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
01244 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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wrexham
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Met a friend for lunch, I ordered a steak sandwich, cooked exactly to my liking. My friend had a fishcake. We both thoroughly enjoyed our food..We are "ladies that lunch often" and a lot of places the food can be mediocre but not The Red Lion....we'll be back !

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

Hi Liz Glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch, and even more pleased to hear that you'll be back! Look forward to seeing you. Thanks so much for your review Dave and the team More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch on Friday. The food was great - really tasty but for those with huge appetites not that big !! The staff were brilliant, welcoming and unfailingly smiling and able to deal with any unorthodox requests thrown at them !! The décor is cosy, modern country pub - very nice. Longish wait for food but that was... More 

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

Hi Gail Thanks for a great review. Pleased to hear that the pub was to everyone's liking and that people enjoyed their meals. I will make sure the team see your lovely comments. Thank you again Dave and the team More 

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

We were welcomed on arrival and issued with 2 menus, the specials and dinner menu, both of which had a lovely selection. It was hard to decide what to have as the friendly waitress found out as she checked a few times if we were ready to order. The food was served piping hot and quickly. 2 had the Moroccan... More 

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Thank MrsD652
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Mrs D Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Its really pleasing to hear that you enjoyed you meals and that you were well looked after. We change the specials daily, although the lamb is quite frequent in its availability as it is hugely popular. If you struggle again with menu choices, why not ask a... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by my son on our way back to Chester after a trip to Wrexham this vintage inn restaurant welcomed us warmly and were seated and presented with menus and large selection of specials all good value. It was bar service but orders taken with friendly style. Food arrived within reasonably time and was very good value and satisfying. Staff... More 

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

Hi Christopher Its great to hear that people are recommending us and also great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will make sure the team read your comments. Thanks again Dave and the team More 

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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in advance,for mums birthday celebration.lovely table reserved & set ready.welcomed by 2 young pleasant waitresses.we all choose different meals from the menu. Were all lovely & tasty,although chip portions could of been bigger. Coffee & small sweet idea was great too.the waitresses made a big fuss with the birthday cake,singing & taking photos for the family,which was much appreciated.A... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for you feedback, the team were thrilled to hear that they had be able to make a positive impact on such a special occasion. We hope to see you next year for number 88. Thanks once again Dave and the team More 

Deeside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic meal great atmosphere fantastic staff an all round great service wouldn definitely recommend and go back

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

Hi Lorna Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. We will keep mup the good work and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks Dave and the team More 

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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Tockyno2
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there Tockyno2 and family Sorry to have disappointed you last Sunday. You are right, we didn't quite have enough staff that day and were a bit stretched. The problem was that we were a lot busier than expected throughout the day - hence running out of roast dinners a bit early. This doesn't excuse the undercooked chips however. We... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

wigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a 2nd time from a nearby campsite. Great food & service. Best Sunday lunch i've ever had outside home, delicious meat, roasties, gravy etc..... Highly reccomend..... yum yum yum ....... .

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Thank angie3758
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Angie Thank you so much for your review, I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much your came back the same week! We look forward to seeing you next time you are visiting the area. Thanks once again Dave and the team More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit this pub based on recent reviews but found the whole experience disappointing. We waiting a long time for the food to be served despite the pub being half empty and, when it eventually arrived it was greasy and overcooked. We will not be going back.

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Thank Mold Foodie M
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your meals on this visit, I certainly find it very disappointing to hear our food described in such a way. Thank you for leaving your comments and I’ll pass your feedback on to the kitchen team. 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
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
Families with children, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?