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Church Road, Dodleston CH4 9NG, England
+44 1244 661636
12:00 - 22:30
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Chester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here on a number of occasions and I have never been disappointed. Informality seems to be de riguer - plain wooden tables, casually dressed staff, yet the place has a lot of ambience and professionalism. The food is good and well presented. Good choice of wines and beers albeit a touch expensive. Plenty of easy parking too.

Thank Gelfft
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, and I'm sure we'll see you this weekend. Kind regards, Sue More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited this pub a few times and it has never disappointed! The service is always very good, very attentive staff and the young lady who served myself and my friend yesterday (Thursday 6th April) was really lovely, I think the feedback card says 'Kascha'. The crumble of the day was apple and blackberry and it was absolutely gorgeous! We'll... More 

1 Thank emmaknowles
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to local village pub with my brother. I ordered the lamb henry, an assistant manager served us. When he asked how the food was I explained tastes beautiful, however the lamb henry is extremely small. He agreed and went to speak with the chef. He returned saying that's what there given by the brewery - he very kindly offered... More 

Thank Stuart T
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Stuart, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback however, decisions are made as management team and this was explained to you. Due to the history of your previous visits we decided its impossible to please you. I'm sorry you feel this is unfair. Kind regards, Sue More 

Deeside, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early our mothers day meal. On the off chance we could be squeezed in (there were only two of us) asked at the bar only to be told we would have to wait for our slot which was fair enough. Some twenty minutes after our slot had came and gone I went to the bar, which was a bit... More 

Thank Getsabout2013
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Red Lion, Dodleston and we hope to see you again soon. If you wish, you can book online via our website which will avoid further disappointment or you can call us if you prefer 01244661636 More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like Vintage Inns and 3 of us called for lunch. I choose the fixed 2 course lunch and the Pub menu says Ham & Eggs, but my food turned up with one egg. I queried this and was told the small portion has one egg. If that was so why put eggs on the menu? I looked at the... More 

Thank Colin D
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Colin, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 9 of us visited on Friday evening. The setting is nice enough, although we felt it was slightly cramped. Because we were such a big group, we felt we were placed in a corner, and that meant getting in and out of the table for half of the group meant disturbing other diners, which is slightly uncomfortable.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and I will discuss with my team as we are passionate about keeping children happy. Hopefully next time you visit we can be restore your faith in us and you have not just a good visit but a great visit. Regards, Sue General Manager More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table of 8 booked for a birthday meal. Arrived at 7:30, food didn't arrive until 9pm. The restaurant was Not full. The food arrived at various times. I had finished my meal before some meals had arrived. 2 friends ordered the chicken and portobello mushroom pizza. They had sold out of the tomato base so we were offered garlic and... More 

Thank christophhhhhhh
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Hi Christopher, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Red Lion, Dodleston take our reviews very seriously. We all tried to rectify the issues you had and are disappointed you left unhappy as this is not usually the case. The team had worked extremely hard that night as every table was booked out and walk... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and i were passing at tea time as we live not far from there and decided to pop in. Have been here before many years ago though!! Once in there it had a makeover since we were last there and it has been done out nice, and gave a great feel of being warm and cosy to, as... More 

Thank Jenny A
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Jenny. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Red Lion, Dodleston. Please call in again soon, Sue & The Red Lion Team look forward to seeing you. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great food. Really good value and the best cheese and onion I've ever had. Reasonable prizes and very good food

Thank Carole K
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Carole K. We hope to see you again soon Regards, Sue & Team Red More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good atmosphere,nice meal friendly staff visited on a Saturday night so took a little longer but to be expected. Will go again.

Thank grahamharris52
General Manager A, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and for understanding service times vary. Please call again soon, Sue & The Red Lion Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?