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The Red Lion

Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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“pudding” (19 reviews)
“lamb shank” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We're stopping at Doddleston Manor and well, just round the corner is the beautiful proper country pub The Red Lion. We arrived to be served by this guy who gave us main menus, a Festive menu (three course for X amount type of thing) and...More

Thank NoakesRyan
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ryan, thank you so much for the positive review! Here at the Red Lion we always strive for excellence and are delighted that we were able to provide you with this standard of service. Please accept our apologies for not being able to offer the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service from start to finish was excellent... Food was outstanding, 2 lamb shanks & 1 beef dinner with 1 cheesecake & 1 brownie, 2 lemonade & a pint £55... Steep in my opinion HOWEVER would happily pay that again as a treat... Highly recommend... Nice,...More

Thank Anna-Maria O
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Anna-maria O, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We really appreciate your feedback and please trust that the entire team gets to hear about your comments. We are having a refurb in January so I hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 29th October with husband for lunch-Husband had Mushrooms as starter, they were cold and not cooked through,told waiter who said he would tell Chef. Nothing done about it..My roast beef , which I asked to be well done, came out in two...More

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

Hi Mel, I'm really sorry to hear this. Was I not working at the time? Had you spoken to me or my duty manager we would have been more than willing to rectify this immediately and feedback to the team. Although I appreciate your feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good pub with an interesting an varied set of menu options. Lots of choice - including a number of special deals. Good value for money and food was very nice and portions appropriate in size. Recommend.More

Thank Albia-Newton
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Red Lion, Dodleston. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We have recently had a new menu which I'm glad you are happy with. Just to let you know we...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Just been for an evening meal with family - 7 adults & 3 children. All adults agreed we had excellent service and food. The Manager ( very friendly and efficient, sorry didn't get her name) could not have been more helpful. The young waitress was...More

Thank SelectiveDiner17
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! It was myself that greeted you and recommended the Vegan burger. We also have a Vegan Amok curry on our specials so please don't hesitate to ask if its available if...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Called in by chance as we hadn't booked a table. We received a good welcome even though the staff were very busy. Lovely setting, lovely food (2x roast beef) and the staff and manageress were great. Would definately recommend. XMore

Thank munsta
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Munsta, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Yes you are correct, we were extremely busy and it was unexpected as we've been getting busy later in the afternoon - it must be the trend for the cooler...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

I booked a table here for Sunday dinner on 1st Oct 2017. We were told on arrival (around 5pm) that there were no lamb shanks left and they were short on turkey and roast potatoes. We ordered a beef and a turkey dinner and mentioned...More

1  Thank offthebeatentrack78
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Madam, we had an extremely busy day with no other complaints about the food. Unfortunately this meant that the roast dinners came to an end sooner than we had planned. The only veg missing off your meal were the carrots and as I said...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I'll break this down into 4 parts... 1. Ambience and welcome... 10/10! Great staff, really keen to ensure you're stay is comfortable and your requirements are met. Our waitress was excellent, everyone was trained very well. 2. Surroundings. .. 9/10. Excellent, clean and tidy, toilets...More

Thank Ian H
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hi Ian, thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. It is a shame you didn't find the food as high a standard as our service, etc. We look forward to your return and hopefully you will be able to score...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

When it comes to customer service this has to be the place to go. From the welcome at the door to the banter with the staff during our visit, this is the best service we have received in a very long time. With customer service...More

Thank Julie B
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Julie, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We do have a wonderful team that aim to wow our guests. We are having a new menu soon so that will be exciting and with Xmas coming up...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Always nice came here for Sunday lunch although no body fancied this still a good selection hunters chicken and fish and chips great service as always xx

Thank Tockyno2
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Tockyno2, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Red Lion, Dodleston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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