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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on Friday evening with my wife and two friends . We have been there on several occasions and got a table straight away. This time we booked and waited 30 minutes to sit down. Service was quite efficient . Food came and was very...More

Thank gareth b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Red Lion is only a short drive outside of Chester but could be 100's of miles away. it is a lovely village inn with a sunny beer garden. food and drinks always good. .

Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for pre concert food (Attending Stereophonics gig in Wrexham. Deceptively large pub but retains intimate atmosphere of a local hostel try. Friendly and efficient staff. Good selection of beers and ciders Why 2 out of 3 . Wife and eldest ordered Hunters Chicken...More

Thank Nestonblue1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the red lion often, resently it has been taken over by Sue who along with Ken have made major improvements.Sue and her daughter Holly provide an upgraded service The place sparkles with cleanliness. Service is provided very fast and the quality of the...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure where to start, the great staff, great good or great location? Ok let's start with the staff, friendly, attentive and a real willing to engage. We had four staff throughout the evening and all were equally as nice and attentive as the...More

Thank NSD82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in for a drink at lunchtime. The pub was quiet. It's comfortable in a nice little village. We didn't eat so can't judge it too much, but it is well presented and comfortable. I would go to eat if in the area.

Thank Malpoet
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

malpoet, we really appreciate your feedback! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Red Lion, Dodleston

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited yesterday for drinks and a few nibbles. The young bar maid clearly did not want to be there and was very miserable, not even a hint of a smile and no manners! Nibbles were very average and deep fried, with no cutlery, plates...More

Thank tripadvis0rcc
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I apologise that your visit wasn't up to standard. In defense of the server, she did extremely well on a very busy hot day. I was watching her service and although she forgot your condiments she worked very well and had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my daughter visited Friday 25th for the gin & jazz night. Excellent food and service the staff were rushed off their feet with a busy night but this didn't stop the excellent service and speedy food brought out to us ! Keep up...More

Thank Lottie W
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lottie, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Please do call again soon and keep spreading the recommensdation, we really appreciate it. Kind regards Team Red

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. Very good value for money. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was the slight mixup with our telephone booking. No opportunity to give our name. We were told we should...More

Thank JoanGlasgow
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joan Thanks for your great review. It’s a shame about the booking system cheating us out of a 5star rating. Ive just tested the process to make sure it’s working ok and it is. When you book on the telephone you receive two texts,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where does one start - no one offered us drinks had to ask for menu took an hour for starters to come ended up clearing plates myself as they sat there for over 20 minutes - waited for 30 minutes for mains decided to call...More

1  Thank PetethefeetWales
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sir, i have no idea what or when you are referring to. I have had no reviews so I am wondering if you have the right place. Please email me direct so we can clear this up. My email address redliondodlestonchester@vintageinn.co.uk Regards Sue Hughes...More

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John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Dodleston
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 661636
Take an off the beaten track location in Dodleston, a menu bursting with fresh seasonal dishes and a cellar full of real ales and fine wines and you have the ingredients for the perfect country pub and restaurant. It's a winning formula of traditional mixed with a few contemporary touches that makes The Red Lion a special place to visit.
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