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“Celebration of Life's a Bag of Laughs”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #9 of 194 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Daventry
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Celebration of Life's a Bag of Laughs”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent meal with my friend to celebrate the publication of my book. Wonderful sea food choice. My friend eats out regularly in London and she was extremely impressed. If you have not tried The Red Lion, give it a go, and you will not be disappointed. Beer garden was looking so attractive and the piglets such a quirky and cute addition.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Allison R
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Fawsley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“amazing seafood!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

lovely beer garden with the added bonus of 2 little piglets and a VERY stylish sty, plus bantam hen with 5 tiny chicks in their eglu! sweet. flowers and candle lanterns on every table.
Inside very friendly, brown leather chairs and beautifully clean. very reasonable prices think it was 4 pounds for glass of wine.
The menu is very tempting we both went for the seafood and it turned out to be one of the best meals ever! our starters were - asparagus, crab, tomato & rocket salad with a lemon crème fraiche dressing which was divine and Chilli, garlic, lemon & parsley tiger prawns with ciabatta bread. both were very good portions.
Then i had the Seafood mixed grill which was to die for - fillet of seabass, seatrout & tiger prawns, salad, garlic mayonnaise & Red Lion chips. my friend had the Spanish fishcakes; hake, prawn, chorizo & roasted peppers with garlic & smoked paprika, tomato & pepper salsa dressed mixed leaves & Red Lion chips
our starters were 7 punds and our mains 13!!
we left absolutely stuffed!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Stoafy
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really good local pub and good restaurant”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Regular visitor here and always a pleasure.

Great for snacks or a meal...main restaurant is very good and some of the portions are most ample!

Good selection of beers, ales and vino.

A pleasure to dine here.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Bryn N Siânny W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Top Notch Pub Grub”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Love this place - have been a few times and it never disappoints. The menu is regularly refreshed too. Quality of food is excellent, as is the service. Do book ahead, especially at weekends. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank 1Row
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Simply fantastic!!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We dined at the Red Lion last night as was impressed from the time that we arrived!! Fantastic location and well maintained grounds, the pub was beautiful, the staff warm, welcoming and attentative. Fantastic food and a great selection of real ales!! From start to finish it was an exceptional experience, will definitely visit again when in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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