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Red Lion Babcary

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North Street, Babcary TA11 7ED, England
+44 1458 223230
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely place and great people but the food has definitely gone down hill from its previous excellent standards. Food was slow coming from the kitchen and the food unremarkable. But by comparison with other local restaurants prices are still relatively high - but if they are going to be the most expensive they must get be the best... More 

Thank Bobdensley
Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

16 april for sunday roast Ordered drinks shown to table in bar Ordered 1 starter 1 Beef and 1 Lamb roast Starter arrived not a very long wait Lamb and Beef arrived we looked at each other said hope it taste better than it looks Each consisted of 3 black roast potatoes 1 small spoon dried out cauliflower cheese haif... More 

Thank maurice b
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard so much about the red lion and it's advertised quite widely unfortunately it wasn't a great experience. To start with we tried to order a drink and get some menus and the barman just walked off and did something else. Things went downhill when dinner arrived with what can only be called half a meal. The pie... More 

Thank Siden69
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in this pub a few times over the past 3 years, thsi is my 2nd review since 2015 & my least favourite experience. It was quite challenging to be served drinks once we were seated & i felt like i was in the way where I was seated, the staff seamed to struggle to get past me.... More 

Thank sonic_05_xx
Alford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to this pub for 25 years plus and never had an issue until this afternoon (2nd April 2017 - Sunday lunch). Took 10-15 mins to get a drink from the bar. Shown to our table whereupon we waited for our order to be taken. Got fed up with the wait and went to the bar to... More 

1 Thank Caroline D
South east
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

2 Small steak & chips 25.00 each. 2 desserts & cheap bottle of wine. £91.00. What you get for a very poor meal. Serving staff didn't want to be there, it was very plain. The Irish owner was awful. He reminded my husband of the owner of a certain Irish airline. Loud & brass. Would not recommend or suggest anyone... More 

Thank Sammissile
red895, Manager at Red Lion Babcary, responded to this review

Dear Madam I am the Manager in question that you refer to and that welcomed you on your arrival. I asked if I could help you and yourself and your husband asked for a table for two for dinner. As the restaurant was booked out I brought you to a table in the bar, I gave you menu`s and a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the Red Lion to check out some local inns for our wedding guests to stay ( and to visit the church ) Arrived and check in was perfect , quick and smooth . Rooms were lovely , spacious well designed and furnished with a lovely big comfortable bed . Bathroom had some lovely toiletries and nice big towels !... More 

Thank lucyj812015
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Wonderful Sunday lunch with superb food and excellent service and dog friendly too. Will be back again and would definitely recommend

Thank Sally K
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After several disappointing experiences at the Red Lion we decided to stop for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised. Two young men at the front of house were very capable, efficient and extremely hard working. Our food was served in good time and was lovely. Our slight criticism would be that the 'snack' menu of sandwiches etc. is rather limited. In... More 

Thank fredthepaddocks
Taunton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We arranged to have Gina's birthday lunch in the Red Lion's heated marquee that is attached to a solid building for the bar and so on. There were 30 of us and the tables and flowers and heating were spot on. A previous reviewer has said that the manager - Ceartain - was like a sergeant major! Well I promote... More 

Thank TallBG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street, Babcary TA11 7ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Babcary
  • Phone Number: +44 1458 223230
The Red Lion Inn, Babcary - a beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of this unspoilt Somerset village.Pubs have always been at the heart of the local community and The Red Lion is no exception. As well as six en-suite rooms, a flagstoned bar and award winning restaurant, we also have a function room that overlooks a pretty courtyard garden and provides an ideal venue for weddings and parties. We offer a range of catering options and have our own marquee.Our team are handpicked for their personality, professionalism and ability to provide first class customer care. Wherever possible, we use local suppliers so that we can offer our customers fresh, locally sourced produce. Our role in the community is important to us and we take every opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment and our neighbourhood.Conveniently situated five minutes off the A303 and A37 The Red Lion is a perfect stop.

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