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“Local Hostelry”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Betchworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Balterley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Local Hostelry”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely and friendly staff.
It is always strange walking in to a small country pub where locals hog the bar, but they moved over for me and one even shouted the barmaid to get her attenton so that I could order. Good pint of Doom Bar on tap as well as some other real ales, but the Doom went down very well..
I ordered some food, chicken wings and then Liver and Mash (serve the liver pink please). It was lovely.
If I lived nearby, I'd be in frequently, probably too frequently.
Good mix of locals and others coming from further afield to try out the food and drink.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Sutton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“outstanding food”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the first time I had visited this pub. I was a bit apprehensive as the outside wasn't very inviting. But what a surprise , was greeted with a warm friendly welcome, service was prompt and nothing to much trouble. The food was outstanding, cooked to perfection and piping hot. Meat pie was the best I have tasted anywhere. Will be back without any doubt.

  • Visited June 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect Sunday Roast!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a lovely place!

Visited the Red Lion on Sunday and sat in the beer garden in the sunshine.

Had roast chicken for lunch which was perfect - nice selection of vegetables and great meat.

Staff were all accommodating and friendly.

Outside benches a little tired however the food certainly made up for it!

Many Thanks, would recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
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“Best pub Sunday roast! ”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Red Lion yesterday for a Sunday Roast and I can honestly say it's the best pub roast I have had for a long time.

The meat was excellent along with the selection of veg. The desserts afterwards were also very good.

The service was also excellent and despite it being busy, there was no delay in arrival of food.

I would strongly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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Reigate
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“For Sunday roasts this place is unbeatable!”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Since the owners took over last year( formerly from the dog and duck outwood) the food has excelled. The roasts are the best ive had anywhere!!! Do try it ... Just make sure you don't stop me from getting a table!

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