We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Red Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
36 Fore Street | Newlyn, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5JP, England
+44 1736 362012
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 131: English reviews
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Proper old Cornish pub with wooden benches outside the front. Looks welcoming from outside. Mostly friendly staff but atmosphere spoilt by unfortunate loud music. Also at times seems empty. Heard good reports about food but not eaten there for some time.

Thank RebekahYork
Tavistock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful pub with a very warm welcome. The food is wonderful and mainly based on the freshest of fish. The owners and staff are very friendly.

Thank sunnytraveller2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner following recent reviews whilst on holiday in the area A friendly welcome from the locals & excellent food - monkfish goujons & Guiness & beef pie Tintagel ale great! Thoroughly enjoyed Wish we

Thank Mike S
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We as locals love this pub. The food here is consistently good. Visited on Saturday night and had the freshest most delicious monk fish that we have ever had in even the most expensive of restaurants. Nothing fancy, just simple and delicious. Perfection !!

Thank Jane S
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely hearty food, friendly staff and the cheapest Sauvignon Blanc you will find. The Tolcarne is the only other decent pub in Newlyn but it is expensive, £7:50 for a large wine. Had a great New Year here.

1 Thank Robin P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
182 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Stopped off whilst walking on South West Coast path, met with a very friendly welcome & good choice of food. Wife had crab soup which she described as yummy, big & very tasty. Gusiness pie was great whilst being washed down with some good ales. We also took opportunity to play a few games of pool which was something we... More 

1 Thank Emma_Andy100
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ignore the decor and pool table and continue in for the best crab soup I have had. The staff were lovely too.

Thank BlackMorel
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went there today for lunch (dogs welcome) very warm and sensitively modernised with amazing views. Ordered Crab Soup....boy oh boy does this soup pack a punch. A huge bowl of piping hot soup with delicious garlic bread arrived. The soup has to be the best Crab soup I have ever had complete with pieces of crab meat (not just one... More 

Thank RozDrew
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We drove past this establishment several times, saw the reviews and decided to give it a go. After tackling suicide hill and almost being wiped out by a maniacal driver, we found a park beside The Red Lion. On entering there was 1 person sitting at the bar. The bar attendant /cook asked us what we would like. I asked... More 

1 Thank GeoffreyandRuth
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very friendly pub with great food. What a great choice of lovely, fresh, tasty food. We had the fish pie which is just how a homemade fish pie should be, full of lovely fresh fish and the crab salad which was extremely tasty. Would highly recommend eating here, lovely view from the window and it is dog friendly and everyone... More 

1 Thank MatthewsA42

Travellers who viewed Red Lion also viewed


Been to Red Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Fore Street | Newlyn, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Penzance  >  Newlyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 362012
Photo on http://www.flickr.com/photos/sy_chris_pz/5213953303/
Postcode: TR18 5JP

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Lion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?