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The Red Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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81 Ramsbottom Road | Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
+44 1204 856600
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub with great rooms and tasty food plus the bonus of good real ale. All staff courteous and friendly, with great service. Lovely dinner in a nice atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Bury/Bolton area.

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Thank Chris M
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

thanks for your vote, remember plum pudding" the Christmas in glass pint" coming soon More 

England
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250 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch as a party of four. Surroundings were fine, service good, food ok - good, and prices reasonable. Not that memorable but good.

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Thank Anita37
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the family room which was extremely roomy, clean with 2 singles and a double bed. The food was excellent as was the service received from all staff within the establishment. A definite recommendation from our family.

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Thank Cottoneyejc
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

thanks see you next time More 

King's Lynn
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239 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in a few places around the area and I reckon that this is one of the best. The welcome was pleasant and efficient, the room well equipped and comfortable with coffee, biscuits, wifi etc. We had a very acceptable meal in the bar from the menu which offered good quality pub style choices (game pudding in my... More 

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Thank Jeff1903
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

thanks for your review and hope to see you soon More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again we ate here on a date night. Absolutely no complaints at all. Good menu choices, well cooked and presentated. All at reasonable prices with a good and friendly service from the staff

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Thank Mike769953
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I'm very glad you keep coming back! Maybe we'll see you on your next date night? More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having business in Bolton I wanted a place to stay and eat (and drink) before travelling home. The Red Lion offered a clean, well equipped, comfortable room at a reasonable price. The full breakfast was huge. Just a short distance from Bolton itself, this is a very pleasant place to stop off. Great beers and generous portions for dinner as... More 

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Thank Steve B
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you, from the team and I, for the wonderful compliments! I hope you choose to stay again if you're back in the area. More 

Manchester
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice food and staff. Sunday roast menu looked good but we chose main menu meals. Recommend the game pudding although I swapped the mushy peas fir carrots as everything would be a bit soft otherwise. No problem with the swap and everything came hot and tasty.

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1 Thank Tilly36
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We always do our best to accommodate individual preferences. See you soon, maybe for the roast? More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't been to the red lion for around a year ,standards had slipped . We went in for just a drink. The place was very. Busy and the food that we saw was amazing. So much so we stayed and had dinner. I had the game pie and my partner had the breaded chicken with chorizo . Wow what... More 

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1 Thank foodie120120
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Since the new Managers came in around 12 months ago we have been working hard, upping standards across the board. I'm very glad it's being noticed!! Spread the word, and think of us for any upcoming special occasions! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying locally last week. Good choices on the menu.My husband had steak and ale pie, chips, mushy peas and gravy-he's still raving about it now. I had small fish and chips which was plenty and I have a healthy appetite! We shared a sticky toffee pudding as we couldn't have managed a pudding each. The service was efficient... More 

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2 Thank Lynda P
c o, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your feed back, we have worked hard on the beef pie and think we have got there now . More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed overnight as attending a party in nearby village. Turned up mid afternoon, to find a warm welcome and a delightful room ready for us. Grabbed a lovely lunch in the bar area then off to explore. Back to hotel for shower and change, then a couple of drinks before heading off. Didn't sadly get the chance to sample what... More 

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Thank Simon T
c o, Assistant Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

I'm very glad you enjoyed you're visit. Hopefully next time you will get to try our delicious menu. See you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Ramsbottom Road | Hawkshaw, Bury BL8 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 856600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?