We entered the red lion as they allowed dogs.
We had the starter of fish cake £4.95 for one fish cake, soup 3.95, lamb tagine 10.95 and fish and chips 1.95
The Fish cake was literally that one fish cake on a salad bedding slightly excessive for the price 2 would have been nice at that price
The vegetable soup was horrid really needed lots of seasoning
The lamb tagine wasn't served in a traditional dish and was just in a small pot. The dish was far to rich in tomatoes and left an aftertaste.
The Fish and chips had copious amounts of bones something you really don't expect. The Fish was dry and the chips were more like jacket potatoes really disappointed.
With 2 beers the bill was 37 quid, as reception in the area was poor I asked for the wifi only to be told it's for residents only? And that it wasn't actually wife which was nonsense as the wife was clearly in the building and after spending 47 quid I'd expect they get with the times and let paying customers use it too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Inn is a Traditional 15th century Lakeland Inn (the oldest pub in Hawkshead), situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District.Paul, Lynn and Jake Larkin will endevour to provide you with a warm & friendly welcome to The Red Lion, where you will find comfortable & clean accommodation, traditional home cooked food, a wide range of wines & spirits and superbly kept cask ales from around the area.Each of our eight en~suite guest rooms have their own distinct character & charm. All retain many of the original features with sloping ceilings, uneven floors & oak beams. Why not while away the hours in a cheerful, relaxed & informal atmosphere with friends old & new. Be warned, a sense of humour is a must! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Ambleside
- Hawkshead Red Lion
- The Red Lion Inn Hawkshead, Lake District