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“Lovely hotel in a lovely setting”
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The Red Lion
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lacock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

My wife and I had a two night break at this lovely spot last month (May 2013). Weather was superb wich always helps however I'm sure our stay would have been just as good even if the weather was poor.
What a spot for this hotel right on the main street of Lacock with all it's history right on your doorstep. We were shown to our room ( Chamberlains View ) which was suprisingly modern for such an old building. Great views of the village/Lacock Abbey through the wooden shuttered windows, big comfortable bed and modern bathroom.
We booked a table in the restaurant and enjoyed both meals (service was a little slow) but meals we good and reasonably priced.
Plenty of car parking at the rear of the hotel. Bar prices reasonable also.
A great base for exploring the Cotswolds area, although a weekend is not enough time so we'll be back. Full English breakfast sets you up for the day and the waitress very knowledgeable and helpful.

Room Tip: Chamberlains View, large and comfortable with views over Lacock Abbey and the village High Street
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

On arrival the staff were helpful in finding a safe place for our tandem and continued to be friendly throughout the stay. The rooms were to an excellent standard and the evening meal was good quality and value for money. The bed linen was high quality and the towels were very soft and fluffy.
Overall, an excellent hotel, reasonably priced with a very good breakfast. Couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank david_b1157727
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is its location!

Right on the main street of Lacock (aka Meryton & Cranford). It actually features both in BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Cranford!

The hotel itself is very pleasant. It is clean and the staff is very friendly.
Our room was clean with the recently refitted bathroom. There were two problems with the room - quite a small double bed, and some noise and smell from the kitchens. But as we were out of the room for most of the time, it wasn't a big problem. Except at night.
The breakfast was excellent - locally sourced food, all very fresh.
We are definitely planning to come back.

Room Tip: Ask to be placed away from the kitchens.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Only stayed for one night, but will definitely return. The staff, especially the manager and manageress, couldnt have been more helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. I left my phone charger in room and they found it and then offered to post it. Room was lovely and breakfast lovely.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lesley F
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Firstly, the room (we stayed in Cloisters) was lovely and spacious, clean and inviting. The bed was comfortable and the en suite had an excellent shower with lots of hot water and nice extras. The Red Lion is ideally situated to explore the whole of Lacock on foot - two minutes from the Abbey and other attractions.
However, I would not stay there again. We booked a table to eat there in the evening. Standard pub grub menu (nothing wrong with that), but the scampi was over-cooked, the chips were soggy and the petits pois were swimming in something. And how bizarre to get a sprig of rosemary on the side?! Our waitress was sweet 'Hello guys, can I get you guys a drink?', but had no idea about the wine list and when we asked for the Montepulciano she said 'is that the one that is difficult to say?'. When we ordered a glass of wine to come with our starter, and a different one with our main, we were told we were 'dead posh, aren't you - wine buffs', and were then brought all our wine in one go which meant the white had warmed up by the time the main course arrived. We're not wine buffs, but we at least have a clue! The food was really mediocre, which was a shame as the pub environment was pleasant enough.
The next morning (after the clocks had gone forward an hour) we were woken by really loud music in the bar below at 7.45am (so body clock = 6.45am!). Clearly no consideration for guests. I later asked politely if this could be avoided the next day, however yet again we were woken on Easter Monday at 7am by loud thumping music below and had to telephone the main reception to ask for it to be switched off as we would not be having breakfast for another hour and a half. No apology - just told it would be switched off. Breakfast was very generous with a massive Wiltshire full cooked affair and other nice cooked options. Sadly the lady serving on Easter Saturday kept disappearing, leaving 3 sets of guests sitting around waiting for service - not that she minded, cheerfully shouting 'I've just been peeling spuds, my lovers!', rather than prioritising the service of her customers and keeping her other tasks to herself.Then when we went to pay (got a deal through LateRooms so £92 per night B&B) we were charged £337, which included charging us for 3 nights instead of 2, and adding a £10 ploughmans to our dinner that we hadn't ordered. Not impressed - this place needs the Hotel Inspector, as they shout and chat as if it is their front room rather than a pub / hotel where people are spending good money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Overall very good. Stayed for 2 nights in room 2 Tithe side which was very spacious with a good bath and shower room. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was simple but very good especially the breakfast. Friendly bar with open fires and plenty of character. The room was very clean with traditional furnishings. Minor down sides - a couple of comfortable armchairs in the room would have been good, theTV had occasional hiccups and there was some early morning (6.30am)noise from the breakfast room below.

Plenty of parking at the rear. Great walks around the village and the very attractive and interesting National Trust property.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a different room this time, for our second stay here. Room 3, Chamberlain's View. A great view of the Tithe Barn opposite and down the street towards the Bakery. The room was clean and comfortable, plenty of space and the bathroom quite large with a shower unit. On a busy night, some noise can travel up from the bar below, but this was not obtrusive.

All staff very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and there was a good selection of ale. It is worth booking a table for dinner - it can get busy. Local produce is used wherever possible and on Friday evenings there is an additional theme menu - as we stayed on march 1st the extra menu had a Welsh theme. Other evenings there is an additional a la carte menu to go with the regular pub menu. A great place to eat in the evenings.

All in all thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Red Lion

Address: 1 High Street, Lacock SN15 2LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Lacock
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lacock
Price Range: $100 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Red Lion 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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