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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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Mold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I have visited here 3 times now. Everytime the food has been gorgeous & we couldn't fault it but the service is a disgrace. We walked in & were left stood waiting by the bar for at least 10 minutes before even being acknowledged never mind shown to a table. Once seated a drinks order took far... More 

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Thank slj1407
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there I'm really sorry you weren't seated and served as quickly as you'd hoped. And I would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for your two previous visits. Regarding this weekend, we had a huge staff shortage (I think that was clear to see) for reasons that were unavoidable, which in turn led to the wait times... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in Dodleston, this pub is now part of the vintage pubs chain and as I am a regular visitor to another pub in this chain I was interested to see how the red lion compared. It was a good experience - friendly service, well cooked food and reasonable prices. The specials were tempting and I tried one -... More 

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Thank Magsy7
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Magsy Thank you very much for your review and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed eating here. You may be surprised to discover that we've actually been a Vintage Inn for over 15 years now. Its good to know that we compare well with the rest of the group. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My new local serves a decent standard of pub food. Burgers, pizzas, pasta etc all good. Sunday lunch ok. Usually quick service but I've only been when it's quiet.

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review, and glad to hear that you've enjoyed your experience here. Kind Regards Dave and the team More 

Neston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After an absence of 5 years I returned for a meal with friends to the Red Lion. The pub has had some redecoration but overall the essence of a village country pub is still there. The menu is good with the fixed price menu choice available until 8pm on a Friday with is a nice touch. Choice was good and... More 

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

Hi Philippa Im thrilled to hear that you've come back to us and that you like the changes. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your wonderful feedback. Hoping to see you back a bit sooner this time! Kind regards, Dave and the team More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It was so easy to book a table on line we both had the lamb carvery it's was beautiful every part of it also excellent service

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

Hi Anne So pleased you enjoyed your fathers day experience. We serve roast dinners every Sunday from 12.00pm, so look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you Dave and the team More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

6 of us went on my birthday Lovely meal great value, Doddleston us a lovely village and this pub fits perfectly into the area We went on a Tuesday when it's also quiz night, they can overlap if you go to eat about 6.00 pm so bear this in mind, it didn't affect us Had to go when my mum... More 

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

Hi Gareth Thak you so much for your feedback, im very pleased that you enjoyed your experience here. The quiz is a 9pm start every tuesday and can be very busy so if you want to be out of the way before it starts i'd usually recommend booking before 7.30pm. Maybe next time you can stay and enter the quiz... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Red Lion is a nice country pub situated in the village of Doddleston where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. There is a good choice of beers and a varied choice on the menu. Wife and myself have dined here a lot of times and have always been happy with the service and quality of the food.

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

Hi Paul We are glad that you like it here and even more glad that you continue to come back to us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Many thanks Dave and the team More 

birkenhead wirral
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

we had a lovely cooked meal i had seafood which was cooked perfectly while my wife had lamb rump which she really enjoyed she also recieved a free bottle of good prosecco for her birthday we were made really welcome cant wait to go back

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Thank maxine42
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Maxine, Thanks for visiting. We enjoy giving our guests a great experience especially on special occasions. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for your review. Dave and the team More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Cracking little pub hidden away in small village of dodleston Great food. Great selection of cask ales and some amazing specials to choose from. Service is always welcoming and friendly Great food in ample portions representing good value for money Would return here time after time

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

Hi Ryan It’s great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We llok forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Dave and the team More 

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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

As a family we have used the Red Lion for a number of years as part of the vintage inn group has a certain standard.Although on this occasion we had not booked we were made to feel welcome and enjoyed a plater which is good value and delicious .

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Thank Tockyno2
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you ever so much for your feedback, im very pleased that you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to seeing you soon, with or without a booking. Many thanks Dave 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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