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The Red Lion

) #14 of 63 Restaurants in Swanage $$ - $$$ , British,
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
+44 1929 423533
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“liver” (11 reviews)
“curry” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The six of us ate here twice during our stay and on both occasions the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend the lamb shank 😋

Thank Gaf666
Reviewed 3 days ago

While looking for lunch with my family (two young kids and my mother-in-law) I guided us here by trusty TripAdvisor; this pub had four stars from 374 reviews so I felt confident making this choice. We were greeted kindly on entering and told to take...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there for lunch after a long morning walk. Ordered a pint and a ploughman's which was huge containing a superb array of food including cheese, pickles, coleslaw, crusty bread, and a varied salad. Somebody at a nearby table in for a drink commented...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at the Red Lion for 3 nights at the end of July. Comfortable accommodation, not posh, but perfectly adequate for a few nights stay. Star of the place is the Head Chef whose breakfasts and breakfast room were fantastic. He really looked after...More

Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought we'd take a small walk away from the seafront as the weather was wonderful and the pubs and restaurants nearer to the sea were packed. Don't be pub off by reviews saying this pub is dirty and rundown conjured up by the gastro pub...More

1  Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely rib-eye / garlic mushrooms / onion rings / chips / peas / grilled Tom's and side salad + pinot grigio all for 25 quid for two no short cuts on quality either. Dare you to tackle the cheese board afterwards ! Great ciders (try...More

Thank barry t
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Red Lion at lunchtime on a Sunday. We have spent a lot of time in Swanage over the last 40 years and have tried most of the restaurants/ pubs. The most positive thing about the Red Lion is that...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely stop off, I had the prawns which were gorgeous and my partner had the linguine which was 'beautiful' definitely worth a visit!

Thank Ange1007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here was recommended by ourB&B and couldn't complain. Went twice both meals were fantastic. Very friendly staff. Very busy inside but we ate outside as the weather was good. Definitely go again if down that way!!

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly pub with good food. We have children and a dog in our party of 10 and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend the Red Lion.

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14 September 2016|
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Response from wayne47 | Reviewed this property |
£25 I think and yes it is for 2 people each getting an 8oz rib eye chips peas onion rings breaded mushrooms grilled tomato and salad +1 bottle of wine
22 August 2016|
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Response from bobthebuilder1974 | Reviewed this property |
from around £6 to £19.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 High Street, Swanage BH19 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423533
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