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The Red Lion

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170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley ws15 1eb, England
+44 1889 359842
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch today in the sunshine. What a lovely dos do to sit surrounded by gorgeous flowers. Staff are very attentive and welcoming. Both had the crispy beef salad, very tasty and fresh! Spot on!

Thank Jac8351
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited Sunday expecting the usual service but was disappointed. Food was slow to arrive yet pub not over busy. Though very nice when it arrived it would have been good to get the drinks order to enjoy with it. Staff don't look like staff - I though one customer was clearing the table herself until I saw her take someone... More 

Thank lbw771
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the lion Thursday night with friends, very busy again. We all had fantastic meal, couple of us had minted lamb shank what a great choice. Didn't have to wait very long considering so busy. Had a great deal, 2 main meals and bottle of wine £20. What a great deal. Service excellent, waitress very polite and helpful. Everyone... More 

Thank amber w
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great evening with lovely atmosphere fantastic food and a great welcome from staff. Food a tad over priced and huge portions but other than that a great wee spot!

Thank Sandra P
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

First visit. Our family went for dinner - we were the first guests in the restaurant. We waited 50 minutes for our food. Our kids were restless, hungry, and fed up. Youngest child then had to wait another 5 mins after his brother for his food to arrive. Spoilt our evening. Service was very slow. No apologies in advance for... More 

Thank MrsM07
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Husband, daughter and self had excellent meal there Saturday 28th May 2016 - food and service absolutely superb. Marvellous vegan choices too. Will definitely be going again.

Thank JuneCannock
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I last visited & have to say the service & quality food was just as good. Lunch with parents as they're thinking of a family meal here later on in June. Steak sandwich, smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel & a cheese with pickle sandwich. All served with different accompaniments fitting to the dish. Cappuccinos... More 

1 Thank FunkyAfro1974
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Our daughter got married on Friday 13th May and because she and her husband are vegan we wanted to book a special family meal for us all. The staff at the Red Lion were more than accommodating. I emailed about 2 weeks in advance to give them adequate time to put together a special vegan menu for them. They made... More 

1 Thank Vicki P
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance we could get a Sunday roast and luckily for us they got us straight to a table. Staff were prompt to serve us and very friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent! Don't think I've ever been so full from a roast but now I have. They also had a good selection of drinks, including... More 

2 Thank Scott R
Burntwood, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is so wonderful!!! Great setting! Great food! The service could use a little improving as some staff seem unsure of what they are doing but on a whole we celebrated a fantastic birthday meal!! You must try the desserts!! The banana tart tatin was to die for!!!

Thank fairy2929

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley ws15 1eb, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Rugeley
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 359842

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