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The Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
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170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England
+44 1889 359842
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West Midlands
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed evening in a busy restaurant. Booked the table online and was all ready when we arrived. The meal was good value, excellent. Waitress served us with a pleasant smile. Calm and unhurried.

Thank heljesune
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a family meal and it was beautiful. Not cheap but you pay for what you get. Considering there were about 15 of us they didn't get anything wrong and were really happy and friendly staff .

Thank MRadburn
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here on number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Sunday lunch is lovely. However I would recommend booking if you'd like to eat at lunchtime as it is very popular

Thank Vicks13
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 July 16, 2016

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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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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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
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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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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47 reviews
19 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
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Finally Summer seems to be here, tonight we went for diner at the Red Lion. Beautiful night to sit outside in the sun. Fantastic meal of spicy beef salad, hubby had sole. Shared a fantastic plate of cheeses to finish. What a beautiful evening, fantastic food and great service.

1 Thank Jac8351

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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 Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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?