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The Red Lion

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Main Street, Birchover, Peak District National Park DE4 2BN, England
01629 650363
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the closest eating establishment to the campsite we were on. What a surprise- food lovely. Menu very good and portion size ample. Ales varied too with something for all our eclectic tastes. Does get busy though as we noted many of the campsite were there. We were 10 people but still managed to get seats as arrived early.... More 

Thank infosafewater
Ibstock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thor pub is lovely. Really friendly staff and a great setting. We had the dog but the bar was dog friendly so we could all eat together. The barmaid was really friendly and chatty and when a glass of wine was spilt she refilled without charge! Lovely food, we all had ciabattas with homemade chips! All plates were clean! Excellent... More 

Thank ediesmummy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a popular Peak District spit-and-sawdust pub with great beer and very good food. There's some real cooking taking place here and we thoroughly appreciated the effort put into our meals on a busy Saturday in July. There's a choice of home-brew and the "9 ladies..." tawny ale was one of the most delicious pints I've enjoyed in a long... More 

Thank Roskers
birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back in the near future. PS. The toilets are our next project. More 

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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are staying in Birchover on holiday, and decided to try the Red Lion for Sunday lunch with some friends. We were pleased to see that a carvery was available on Sundays, and we all chose the carvery option. Delightful staff served us really succulent meats and a generous sides of Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, roast and new potatoes plus vegetables.... More 

Thank Elaine B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Visited this pub at lunchtime on 23/6/16.Three of us all had fish and chips,Excellant large fish best we've had for along time.Also his own brewed beer was very good The staff were very friendly.

Thank Bernard h
Northampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this restaurant on a very rainy night and it was fairly quiet. We had a friendly welcome and were surprised by the unusual menu - not the usual pub grub choices. Our meals were delicious, generous portions and reasonable cost. Desserts were very yummy

Thank Creakychris
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The pub was nearly empty, the menu was uninspiring and the food was dull. staff were helpful even with the odd system where you could order wine from the waitress but had to go to the bar for beer.

Thank Kate W
birchover06, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We have tried to contact this customer in order to establish the date and time of this visit, so that we can investigate further. The system of ordering drinks as mentioned in the review is not how we work at all and we are sincerely confused by a report saying that the customer was unable to order beer from the... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Lovely village pub. Food was quite good and lots of it bout the chips were over cooked . Very friendly staff. Also children welcome. Not overpriced. Only downside was the cappuccino it was very weak

Thank Jan G
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Warm welcome, great real ale but average food and little choice for children on the menu, although a selection of reasonably priced lollies saved the day.

Thank teepeeDerbyshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

You won't find nicer people with such a passion for their business. Definitely recommend a visit. Very clean, good atmosphere, family and dog friendly. Food is great quality and great range of drinks. X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Birchover, Peak District National Park DE4 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Birchover
  • Phone Number: 01629 650363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?