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“superb food”
Review of Red Lion Inn

Red Lion Inn
Price range: $53 - $53
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
colchester
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“superb food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

lovely stone fireplace and floor. Very friendly and efficient staff. Superb quality and quantity meals.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“There's better places to go...”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

It's not that the Red Lion is bad per se, it's just that its not very good. It lacks... something.

The food is average pub fayre, the pub itself is fairly unremarkable, the staff not particularly attentive, and onhe night I was there, there were only 3 other people in, one of whom had a guitar with which he set about murdering Robbie Williams songs in the next room...

There's better food, better atmosphere, and probably better music on offer within spitting distance, which begs the question of why you'd settle for this place...

I might have picked a poor night, and the pub can hardly be blamed for the lack of musical talents of its clientele, but it just didn't have that element that made want to stay, or come back...

As I said, its not bad bad, it's just not that good...

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank GSBLondon
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Had a very warm welcome at The Red Lion . It has a great atmosphere and is ideal for visiting Chipping Camden , which is beautiful village. They also offer taxi service if you want to visit other Cotswold villages whilst there.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ChrisBren
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Owner needs help”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The pub has a lot of character. We ate in the bar area in front of the fire. The owner and her daughter were the only people working in the restaurant. There was a birthday party upstairs, a family gathering in the bar area, and Friday night pub goers were out in strength. One had to wait to order, to receive dinner, and to pay. The food was just mediocre. Because of the locale and the character of the place, this could be a wonderful place to eat.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jayma M
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
“great and welcoming pub”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Red Lion is a welcoming place.
I loved the open fire and many rooms with different types of seating.
The staff is very polite and attending and the food is served quickly. And all was very fresh, yummy and nicely presented, which usually isn't the case in a pub...
Vegetarians are catered for, so are children, which made us super happy.
Another attribute - very clean.
Will definitely be back when visiting Chipping Camden.

  • Visited November 2012
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