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Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
01442 213594
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food plain but tasty and the staff are friendly without being in your face. The decor is delightful with sofas and armchairs for coffee drinkers away from diners. The restaurant tables are positioned so even when crowded you can hear yourself talk. There is a lovely garden but traffic noise means you need to sit at tables away from the... More 

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Thank Valerie C
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Valarie, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm sorry to hear that the food was a bit plain, did you mention this to staff? They would always be happy to right any wrongs or add more flavor to your dish in this case. I'm glad to hear you're happy with the way we have... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the Red Lion, this has been our 3rd visit and have eaten at many pub restaurants in the area. We have to say that we love the atmosphere and setting in here with an open kichen and great lighting in the evenings. The food is great too. Expecially the halloumi chips.

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Thank thecouplescomment
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for this fantastic review! We're happy to hear that you have become one of our regular visitors and you like the way in which our restaurant is presented. It's great to know you enjoyed the food and halloumi chips are one of our favourite items too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good old fashioned Gastro Pub. Good selection in menu though they have a large Italian selection which will please some people of course. It's reasonably priced for what you get and food is well cooked. Nice enough ambience, modern and service is efficient and friendly. Personally, I prefer the outside area except in winter, its relaxed and private. What I... More 

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Thank Amal C
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Amal, thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. I'm glad to hear you regularly visit us for breakfast and you're happy with the range of choice that's available on our menus. We hope to see you joining us again very soon! More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not a cheap breakfast, but it was made with quality ingredients and was very tasty as a result. It was pleasant sitting in the garden area. One criticism is that someone on a mobile phone, in the restaurant, was allowed to conduct a very loud conversation. It was slightly irksome for us, several tables away in the garden,... More 

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Thank Mikey1304
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife and I have used this restaurant over the past few years as it is reasonably close and the food and ambience was always good. We started to notice a slip in food and service standard just before Christmas 2015, but just put it down to the hustle and bustle of the festive period. After a truly hectic year... More 

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Thank Christian C
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Christian, thank you for spending your time writing this review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. We will take on board of all your feedback to improve service in the future. I will be forwarding this review to the management team to look into further, so that we can get back in touch with you can... More 

Dunstable, Beds
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice looking pub restaurant, waitress was ok but the 'terrible' score they deserve due to quality of food and the length of time we had to wait for it - We nearly walked out, we were fed up waiting well over an hour. Gnocci was hard, processed and the sauce was just like seasoned tinned tomatoes. Also expensive for what... More 

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Thank cagsinbeds
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we take all feedback on board. I'm really sorry to hear that the quality of food wasn't as it should be expected to be. I will be passing this review along to management to look into further. So that we can get back to you can you please... More 

UK
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, the service was very good-no complaints about that whatsoever. However, the quality of food in relation to the price is very poor. A meal for five was close to £200 and not everybody had three courses. You are paying a lot for the decor which is certainly very nice and to some extent the location-there are tables outside but... More 

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Thank PDgooner
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm really sorry to hear that you wasn't happy with the quality of food in regards to price. I will be passing this complaint onto our management team to investigate into further. So that we can get back in touch with you, can you please send us an email... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So me and the Mrs visited the red lion on a whim and found it to be a very nice pub with a nice beer garden and stuff for the kids , the sun was shinin , it was busy which made for a good atmosphere , the prices were good too for drinks , also go when the suns... More 

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Thank Jonnyc999
RedLionWaterEnd, General Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Jonny, thanks for leaving us a great review! We're glad to hear that you decided to visit our site and was happy with what you found. We agree it's great when the sun shines as it creates such a lovely atmosphere in our garden area. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Loughborough
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a number of times before, and on the last occasion it was pretty poor, this time however it was amazing food Staff were really friendly and the food was superb Service was great, no complaints there Only very slight downside, for our round if drinks they used the incorrect measures for the Martini we ordered, they rectified this when... More 

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Thank keefb2001
RedLionWaterEnd, Manager at Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi keefb2001, We are glad you enjoyed you last stay with us and we could rectify the mistake from your previous dining experience with us. We are sorry to hear that you Martini wasn't up to our normal standards as we do pride ourselves in delivering standards as team members are regularly doing in house training to keep up with... More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub and ordered beef ribs. They were warm and very tough. Sent them back and they were reheated and tougher. Also very poor service. Ordered a bottle of white wine and had to ask for a bottle cooler. Given bottle cooler and jug of water and had to take back to table myself. Didn't pay for ribs but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Bar
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: 01442 213594

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