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The Red Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Mill Lane | Godalming, Godalming GU7 1HF, England
+44 1483 239929
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Godalming for the town fireworks and popped in here for a drink - what has happened to the place ? It looks like it is about to close ! Only taking cash , no cards - the place is dirty, cold and quite frankly smells ! The service is poor and unwelcoming .The back room feels like a half... More 

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Thank Tim D
Godalming, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Red Lion is an excellent pub and very well presented inside. There is a good range if real ales that beats all other Godalming pubs hands down. Just a pity that they don't sell food!

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Thank CharlesT924
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I have always loved the Red Lion. The introduction of Edie and Lillie has boosted the pub's reputation further. Amazing bands play here. All the staff are so friendly - even my 14 month old daughter is welcomed. The paninis are delicious too. The best Red Lion chapter by far. Keep it up guys :)

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Thank Beth H
Godalming, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The Red Lion is back to its best with an excellent range of real ales, craft beers, lagers, ciders and wines. There is a very pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent service. We will definitely be back.

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Thank CharlesT924
Purley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Stopped here for some liquid refreshment recently (didn't try the food, although the pork scratchings were excellent!) and we were all impressed. A selection of five cask ales (and we were allowed to try them before buying) was available and they were all well-kept. The pub has a relaxed vibe and service was friendly. The Red Lion is certainly worth... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

The Red Lion is an incredible party venue if you want a warm and friendly vibe with brilliant service and fantastic staff to help. Just had my husbands 40th birthday there and Jose and Elle (and the rest of the crew) were so accommodating and supportive for what turned out to be a brilliant night. Before we even added our... More 

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2 Thank NEGill
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good beer, friendly faces. Finally the Red Lion is back to being a pub again! Has some good, varied music on at various points in the week

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Thank MayhemMorris
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

Sometimes heading here after work, it's a great place with a lively atmosphere. Often hosting live music, it was a cracking place to be during Frank the Cat's set at Staycation 2015. Would definitely recommend. Could be updated as it is a little antiquated.

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Thank RogueTravellerUK
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015

After hearing some positive feedback from other regarding the Sunday roasts here I thought why not give it try, unfortunately it didn't live up to feedback. I had the roast beef which came rare though home I like it was almost inedible I could only describe it as the most bland and rubbery piece of beef I have every eaten,... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very pleasant interior, well mannered staff who sell some excellent real ales at a reasonable price and good food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Mill Lane | Godalming, Godalming GU7 1HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Godalming
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 239929
Description
Situated in the heart of Godalming - right on the high street - we are a warm, friendly and traditional British pub. Serving a huge range of real ales, continental lagers and a delectable selection of wines and spirits by our friendly bar staff. We have board games, dominoes, bar billiards, a cosy wood burning stove to sit by on those chilly nights. With weekly special events including comedy nights, jazz and cabaret, to name but a few. We offer special events throughout the year and have a huge function room available for hire to make your special occasion truly unique. We've got the live music sorted with fantastic bands playing every Friday and Saturday with our acoustic Sunday sessions accompanied by a free cheeseboard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?