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The Red Lion

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Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
+44 1303 263900
12:00 - 20:45
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 20:45
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic service, The meals arrived quickly and they was lovely! Big portions! Was busy so may book in advance, definitely go back.

Thank Charlotte H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Red Lion last year in September for my mum's 70th. We were able to decorate a room ourselves, the staff were on hand to help, support and advise. The food the staff provided was great and everyone had a great time. The nest day we went back again as a family for a meal and again... More 

Thank 554Madeleine554
Berlare, Belgium
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great nights stop over whilst visiting uk..breakfast was very nice and freshley cooked to order..make your own toast just as you like it..can reccomend

Thank mrbusy
East Sussex
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356 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were a group of about 30 walkers visiting the town and pre booked our meals in the morning. Six people ordered the Lamb Shank but on arrival it was announced that only three were available. All the food looked and tasted good and represented good value. However the large open seating area located off from the main bar was... More 

1 Thank John_the_Cat
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had the most delicious Sunday lunch here and the place was packed - so book if you want a table! Very reasonable and delicious - service was friendly and would definitely recommend. Puddings nice too!

1 Thank Susan03T
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped here on our way to France, via the Eurotunnel. Recently refurbished, traditional coaching house rooms. light and airy pub, with a small but interesting menu - I had a seafood stew, which was very nice. Beer well kept, and breakfast cooked to order. I would come back.

1 Thank pedroboats
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in The Red Lion in the hope of an early evening meal and what a surprise we had. Great selection of freshly prepared tasty food. Pies were gorgeous and traditional flavours. Fish dishes very tasty and we had a lovely lady waiting on us which topped off the evening. Very nice ambience and all patrons around us seemed to... More 

1 Thank Paulg6565
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We went with family to The Red Lion for an afternoon lunch. The Good Points: The Guinness is excellent The staff are lovely and the food is lovely and well priced. The Cheesecake is excellent The Bad points: The background music is dire.... a bit of blues or similar would have been nice and different from the other run of... More 

1 Thank grumpaflump
Hythe,Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Booked a table for 30 of us and it was beautifully set up in their function room. Food came out hot and tasted lovely. Great portion size with plenty of choice. Service was Fantastic - will definitely be going again.

2 Thank Goffy74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely lunch. Even the salad with the meal was tasty. Very kind staff. Made you feel very welcome. One good bonus was our dog was allowed in the bar area.

1 Thank Sue V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red Lion Square, Hythe CT21 5AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hythe
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 263900
We are proud to announce the recent management change. Situated in the beautiful town of Hythe, the Red Lion is a perfectly situtated for all types of visitors. Close to the beach and only 30 minutes away from Canterbury. Close to Dover, why not spend a few nights before travelling to Europe. Whether its for one night, a short break or a longer holiday you can be assured of a comfortable relaxing stay with us. Each room features individual decor, ensuite facilities, TV, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. We offer some deliciously tempting menus from lunches to evening meals and some fantastic mid-week meal promotions. Our Sunday lunches are very popular and we would recommend pre-booking your table to avoid disappointment

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