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Red Lion Freehouse

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East Chisenbury | Pewsy, East Chisenbury SN9 6AQ, England
+44 1980 671124
09:00 - 23:00
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite the Michelin star, the Red Lion does not seem to charge a premium for the accolade. The set menu offers excellent value for money with parity to many lesser 'gastro' pub prices but with much greater quality. The a la carte is obviously more expensive but the level of food goes up a notch accordingly. Lovely breads, amuse bouche,... More 

Thank Simon F
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently stayed at their guesthouse which is called Troutbeck/ We chose it as we wanted to see friends who live in the next village. Knew we were on to a good thing when we read about the owners work at Per Se. It sum it up, it is pub food classics using michelin techniques to achieve meals beyond expectations in... More 

Thank DM45ESS
Warminster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't fault my lunch on Tuesday. The cooking is sublime and the staff charming. Fixed price menu very good value for fabulous food.

Thank mollymoo2017
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the set price lunch and it did not dissapoint, Great to go into a quality restaurant that allows dogs (I feel that dogs and children should have the same rules applied as long as they are well behaved they can come in). Not a salad man but the Chicory tip salad with blue cheese was amazing, the boss... More 

Thank CouplewithSpaniels
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thing is at the end of the day this is all about price. I thought long and hard about this review, because it was a nice lunch, a lovely lunch, but I got more and more irritated as I went through the afternoon afterwards. OK, so it has a Mich star (tho i have eaten in better establishments that... More 

Thank twyfry
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exemplary from start to finish. This fine-dining restaurant hidden within a pub is the best I've eaten in to date. On arrival you're met by somebody who is expecting you and knows your name. The food is excellent (locally sourced) and you can even take your dog. The most impressive place I've eaten in this area - no wonder it... More 

Thank Onlyonepete
Devon, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are two types of review - short and to the point, or long and bilious. This is the former. Stayed over in one of the amazing rooms, had an amazing meal, accompanied by some amazing wines, and looked after by some amazing staff. Every detail is carefully planned and delivered, even down to the quality of the yoghurt for... More 

Thank CotswoldsSpotter
RLTeam, Owner at Red Lion Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am glad we managed to improve on your last visit! More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the service and the atmosphere. It was a bit pricey, but the prix fix menu was great value and I feel sorry for not chosing it! We loved the tagliatelle and the deserts! They were lovely to the 2-year-old miss of the company and provided her with markers and sketching books!

Thank Nancy V
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited for lunch back in November 2016 and it was very good indeed. In particular the service standards and knowledge of the staff was stellar. We returned yesterday and as specified this was no flash in the pan. This time the eating experience was even better with stunning food wine and service. Every element of the service was exceptional... More 

Thank bill j
Devizes, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The Red Lion is a short drive from home but this was our first visit. Mid-January and in need of being cheered up, we were so pleased we'd made the effort. The prix fixe menu is a great way to experience Michelin star food. The chicken liver pate was delicious as was the tagliatelle. In fact we tried all 6... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$62
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Chisenbury | Pewsy, East Chisenbury SN9 6AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  East Chisenbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1980 671124
Fantastic Prix Fixe lunch deal, running Monday to Friday for lunch. £18 for 2 courses, £24 for 3. On offer for Dinner Monday to Thursday from September 2016. Village pub. I michelin star. GFG 6. 3 AA rosette. 5 Beautiful ensuite rooms on the banks of the river Avon.

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