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Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
+44 1442 213594
08:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited The Red Lion many times over the past few years and it has always remained reliable. Medium rare cooked Rib-eye steak regardless how much it costs, it was perfect and worth every penny. Lovely staff, great interior all round, fitting for all types of visits and the menu has a great selection of mains, starters and desserts.... More 

Thank ThePinkDuck
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group of friends and everyone enjoyed their meal apart from me. I thought the paella was extremely poor, it was more like a risotto with a few mussels and prawns in it. The worst part was they tried to include vegetables, e.g. Aubergines, which did not work for me. To be totally honest Tesco's Finest Paella... More 

Thank Sarah T
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feeling blessed having such a fantastic restaurant on my doorstep. Quality food at reasonable prices Always busy with a vibrant atmosphere. Don't be disappointed, make sure you book before you go.

Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined here several times with family and with friends and always found it good and reliable. Never disappointed on food or service. will be visiting soon again around Christmas time

Thank Cloverleaf71
Edgware, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been here lots of times and we are never disappointed, the food is always great- good quality ingredients and everything is delicious. very clean. lovely outside area for in the summer time. not a huge variety on the menu though.

Thank geocxm
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was extremely disappointed with the quality of Pizza served to me today. It was soggy and I don't think the dough was correctly prepared or baked long enough. Obviously I left my Pizza uneaten. The waiting staff did enquire if I was dissatisfied with the Pizza and I said "yes" and I suggested that the head chef should come... More 

Thank Vghelani
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the red lion before, quite a few times actually, but tonight I'm afraid to say will be my last. We went for dinner at 7 , to a rather empty restaurant. Yet it still took 15 minutes for us to be asked if we'd like a drink. And after 30 minutes we had finally ordered. Two... More 

Thank stuyerby
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Usually this is our school coffee morning meet it's good for breakfast an coffee Nice location good for parking and the summer but expensive

Thank MonaLaw
Chesham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family for a birthday meal. Booked for 7:30pm turned up a little early and was seated to a nice table at the back. No one came over for around 15 minutes to take our order as there only seemed to be one waitress serving which was pretty bad as we were ready to order, eventually someone... More 

Thank Conor G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very rarely do i feel the need to write a comment let alone one of a negative nature! From start to finish the whole experience was horrible! Although to be fair the food was good! Just let down by a poor front of house team led by a lazy slob who was more interested in leaning on the bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leighton Buzzard Road | Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 213594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?