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The Red Lion

| Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells LD2 3PN, Wales
+44 1597 860204
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pork steak” (2 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
| Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells LD2 3PN, Wales
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We we're looking for a local pub for a dinner treat when I came across this pub on the Internet, we booked a table. The landlord was very friendly and helpful, the menu had what you want ,i had a lamb steak, the wife had...More

Thank howieireland
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Have driven past this place on several occasions en route elsewhere so have always been curious. It's the oldest pub in Powys. Then someone we know (back home in Buckinghamshire) said it's the nearest pub to his house in Wales. So we swerved in here...More

Thank Rhod J
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Claims to be home cooked food. Garlic bread was shop bought slices. Followed by ribs which came from Aldi/Lidl. The sauce very cloying. Such a shame as lovely cosy pub with friendly staff.

Thank Doris1987
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Not the easiest to find, lived up to the recommendation from friends. Cosy, lovely staff and a scrumptious plate of food. Thank you!

Thank riazdorney
Reviewed January 31, 2018

We had a most interesting evening at The Red Lion with Olympic Clay Pigeon Shot coach watching rugby and a fine meal. Welsh hospitality and humour at its best

Thank Rob C
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I've been before when I needed a good honest Sunday dinner + a couple of pints of Brains,there are some establishments that I have been to struggle to get one of these right! Welcoming yes...characterful yes..including the owners & family.......clean yes....will I call again,of course....More

Thank magicmalkin2016
Reviewed December 28, 2017

We moved to the area a few months ago so have been trying various eating venues for the first time. We thought the Red Lion looked lovely from the outside but decided to just have a drink on our first visit. The interior is small...More

1  Thank LucindaLucile
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place by accident - but so glad we did! The food was awesome and the serving sizes were enormous! Staff were very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant area was quiet and comfortable. And the toilets were the cleanest we've seen!

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Never been to this pub before but heard great reviews . Food was lovely great atmosphere . Bar staff very friendly would recommend this for anyone who wants a nice meal out . Even got singed too with my cake .

Thank Elinor W
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We were running out of places to go as the area was very busy with a Bike and Beer festival and it being the bank holiday weekend when someone suggested trying the Red Lion. We were greeted cheerfully by the Landlord and the locals and...More

Thank Graham S
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David E
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Response from Elinor W | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is call them . They might of changed there menu .i have only been once sorry x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells LD2 3PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Builth Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 860204
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