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The Red Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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81 Ramsbottom Road | Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
+44 1204 856600
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Red Lion for lunch recently with friends. The atmosphere was cozy with a real fire and quite busy. Ate in the restaurant and loved the food, excellent menu, cooked perfectly, couldn't fault it.......except for one big problem a HUGE cat was walking about the restaurant, lying on the chairs or walking on the back of the benches. Whatever... More 

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Thank Shamus S
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for lunch yesterday, great service, great food and a very varied menu, both lunchtime special as well as the normal menu. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit. Been in the evening as well and it was just as good then.

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Thank Douglas19551954
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

booked a table at the red lion for a family meal this evening.we certainly chose the right place the food was lovely the staff very attentive and friendly without being intrusive.the trifle was to die for.thank you .will definately be returning soon.

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2 Thank Jackie K
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We can't wait for you to return! It's wonderful that our great service is noticed, and we will be sure to keep it up. Thank you for the lovely review. More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the goats cheese to start and the steak pie for my main course. Both were absolutely delicious - the pie tasted home made (filled with big chunks of steak) and came with crispy, thick-cut chips and mushy peas... perfect! The atmosphere is traditional and just what you want from a country pub, all whilst being completely unpretentious. Staff... More 

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1 Thank hcm160
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful feedback. We've worked hard on our steak and ale pie recipe, it's certainly a staff favourite too! I'm very glad you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Please bear us in mind for any upcoming occasions. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us called in after a lovely walk on Bank Holiday Monday, 2.1.17. We hadn't booked and the place was packed. We were curtly asked to wait ( as we walked into the restaurant in search of a table) but to be fair, staff were extremely busy and they will need to have an awareness of diners and not... More 

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1 Thank Alison H
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping in after your bank holiday walk . Our menu has slight changes every couple of days , so keep an eye out for our seasonal tweaks . See you soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights before Christmas 2016 and could not have asked for a more welcoming, cosy and relaxing stay.Our room was spacious and comfortable, with minimal noise at night even though it was a busy time of year for the pub. We fought over whether the fish and chips or steak and ale pie was the best we'd ever... More 

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1 Thank Kathleen L
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

nothing better than home cooked food and a cosy bed , see you next year More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a party of 5 we visited on 23rd December for a birthday celebration a little apprehensive that the service and quality may be compromised in the Christmas rush. We had nothing to worry about as the service was excellent and the food was wonderful. We all enjoyed our meals and would recommend a visit.

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Thank Mark G
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, I'm very glad you had a great celebration. Hopefully we will see you back in January with your Let's go Halves card! More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a real gem! The food is excellently prepared and served by some of the friendliest people possible. My wife and I have stayed there three times now and always enjoy an excellent breakfast. Each time that we stay we make sure to take friends and relatives there for an evening meal too - and it is always... More 

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Thank jerseybill2015
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to recognise all of our hard work. It's wonderful that we see the same guests again and again, as it means we must be doing something right! I hope you don't wait too long to visit again! More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon at the Red Lion, 2 menus to choose from, excellent service and gorgeous food, highly recommend

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1 Thank Mritalianoandgill
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you, it's always lovely to receive such positive feedback. We will keep up the good work, and hope to see you soon! More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Lovely pub with great rooms and tasty food plus the bonus of good real ale. All staff courteous and friendly, with great service. Lovely dinner in a nice atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Bury/Bolton area.

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Thank Chris M
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

thanks for your vote, remember plum pudding" the Christmas in glass pint" coming soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ramsbottom Road | Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 856600

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