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The Red Lion

Red Lion, The Street, Brightwell Street | Brightwell cum Sotwell, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RT, England
+44 1491 837373
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Red Lion, The Street, Brightwell Street | Brightwell cum Sotwell, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 of us and my dog dropped in for lunch and if more pybs could be as clean and nice as this one, then more may still be in business. Good menu abd everything we ordered was superb..as were the very efficient bar staff. Well...More

Thank redsnapper99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years and it continues to be outstanding. Situated in a pretty village, this pub is well worth seeking out. There is a happy buzz to this place and the food continues to be excellent value for money. Local beers...More

Thank xto36
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We had a lovely weekday meal here. I had a lovely bacon chop with a pint of local beer. I'd heartily recommend the place if you are in the area.

Thank SamR2181
MarkB10932, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi SamR2181, Thank you so much for your lovely review. The bacon chop from the local butcher with puy lentils and a fried egg is delicious, we're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Nic

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We arrived on Friday at opening as we had our 3 year old daughter who needed to be home for bed. We were ignored when we entered until I asked if we could sit to eat. We ordered which was fine, service was polite. Our...More

Thank Spaghetti27
MarkB10932, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Spaghetti27, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate immediate feedback so that we can rectify the situation straight away. I have spoken with the staff who were working at the time, unfortunately the barman was serving another...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

We've just had the most delicious meals, wonderful welcome, happy to help staff, and a wonderful chef, thank you so very much and see you again soon! The Newmans

Thank carrienewman64
Mark B, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you so much! It's always so lovely to get a positive review. Your message has been passed on to our hard working chef and staff. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Delightful staff and a real Sunday lunch menu, focussed with 3 roasts and fish dish and a veggie, but not a burger or chips in sight. A real kitchen putting out a fresh menu, rather than relying on the fryer and freezer to bulk it...More

Thank Adam G
Mark B, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you so much, what a great review! We pride ourselves on our food. We try to source as much as we can locally getting all of our meat from the local butcher 3 miles away. We also try to use local fruit & veg...More

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Visited yesterday with my extended family; I’d booked a table having been encouraged by their website. All the staff were very polite and friendly and the garden was perfect with a good mix of sun and shade. Sadly that is where the positives end. My...More

Thank Jon4h
Mark B, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our lovely pub and thank you for the kind comments about our staff. We are so sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to our usual standard. We do always endeavour to have...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch and sat in the garden, which is a lovely space. Thy have put real effort into the garden which is colourful, a good mix of sunny and shady spots. The service was outstanding - the young girl that served us was...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Went today for Sunday lunch, service was lovely, the young lady was absolutely great, thank you. The food however was awful! 2x roast beef dinners ordered. So for £13 you get 1 thin slice of beef, 1 small Yorkshire pudding, boiled cabbage, 3small roast potatoes,...More

Thank isaachunt1
Mark B, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

We are so sorry to hear that your experience with us was not up to our usual standard. We pride ourselves on the standard of our food and cannot apologise enough. Please contact me on mark@redlion.biz. I'd also like to reassure you that the baguettes...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018

6 of us regularly go out for a meal and we like to try different restaurants and Pubs. The Red Lion provided good food and a great atmosphere for an enjoyable evening. Nothing was too much trouble for the lady serving us which was an...More

1  Thank billjoyh
Mark B, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed our lovely country pub and it's always nice for the staff to hear good feedback. Thanks again Nic Manager

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Amy W
October 23, 2017|
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Response from mercedes270 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we went without our dog. I don't think they are allowed in the restaurant part and I think they have a designated area.
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LPA1985
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion, The Street, Brightwell Street | Brightwell cum Sotwell, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 837373
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Description
Award winning 16th century thatched pub and restaurant offering fresh, home cooked menu, local ales and a warm welcome
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