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Maureen Bewley

9 August 2019

lovely gin pity they ran out of goner beer to go with rhubarb and ginger gin

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Kevin Theobald

4 August 2019

lovely pub, great beer, very good food, if you are in the area go, you will not be disappointed.

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Sarah Forester

31 July 2019

Stayed the night here and recommend everything accommodation food and beer

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Tim Vines

30 July 2019

fantastic traditional pub with beer garden and accommodation. brilliant choice of beers, ales and coders. highly recommended.

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Deanna LeCoyte

21 July 2019

Fantastic ale. Friendly atmosphere Great food. Definitely worth a visit.

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Kim Horton

7 July 2019

Very nice Sunday Lunch. Friendly atmosphere

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Kahn Kennedy-smith

23 June 2019

Very enjoyable evening with very good food, served by wonderfully attentive staff.

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Geoffrey Stevens

6 June 2019

Always a welcoming atmosphere by very attentive staff and serving fab beers

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Sarah Marsland Leach

19 May 2019

Very accommodating to a group of runners and a dog. Sunday roast was lovely - wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Barbara Brockway

7 April 2019

Brilliant Food Friendly staff who allow dogs Perfect for Northfields Wildflower meadow

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Julie Carter

2 March 2019

Great pub. Good food and fab atmosphere.

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Phil Mullarkey

2 March 2019

Top selection of real ale!!

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Robandlouise Freeman

2 February 2019

Great beer brewed on site, friendly atmosphere!! A real locals pub!!

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Duncan Adam

31 January 2019

Great choice of beers and lagers. fabulous food and always excellent and friendly service.

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WalterGiona Lopez Mateos

23 December 2018

Great craft beer and awesome prices!

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Lynton Elcocks

21 December 2018

Great beer and great food, what more can you ask for

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David Huggins

20 October 2018

Great food and service. Would have gone to the Weighbridge but heard really bad reports recently. Red Lion now our 'go to' place!:

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Jeannie Carter

13 October 2018

We have been coming to this pub for a number of years, we were one of the 1st people to book room 2 a very long time ago. We have seen different owners and now the additional brewing company. Even though we have moved to Cardross in the argyle and Bute Scotland we still visit when we can. The food is excellent, they have a great range of beer and cider and the accommodation is 2nd to none. I have many wonderful memories through out the years. Today we checked in and went to order food after a 379 miles trip to be told that we had missed the food by 2 mins! There were no flexibility at all. I know that when you’re shut then that is it... but I feel like we make the effort to come to the Red Lion we recommend it to all friends so it was like a bit of a let down when we ordered our drink no one ask if we wanted food to let us know it finished at 1430... just feel a bit gutted. More...

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Andrew Titcombe

3 October 2018

Love the decor and the fire place. Food is amazing and brew their own beer.

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Sarah Casey

30 September 2018

Compliments to the chef! Superb evening meal last night with good wine. Service was excellent too.

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Patrick Liston

16 September 2018

Brilliant dog friendly pub. Would definitely visit again

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Lindsay Blake

19 August 2018

Great pub, friendly staff,smashing garden, very dog friendly and great beer. Haven't eaten here yet but going to as menu looks lovely.

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Richard Hughes

27 July 2018

Only spent one night there but enjoyed our stay immensely. We were made welcome from the off. The bedroom was spacious, clean, and well provisioned. The bathroom was huge! Plumbing was a little iffy, trying to get cold water was fun, but didn't mar our stay. The restaurant was clean, the service excellent and the food was to die for. We had the flat iron steaks which were perfection, so much so I couldn't eat all my chips (unheard of, for me!) More...

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Chris Hill

2 July 2018

Probably my favourite pub in the world, when I get the chance to visit; which I do for every beer festival they do. Please do another Autumn Festival just because waiting 6 months between this most wonderful excuse is too much!

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Amanda Jayne Wheatley

24 May 2018

Delicious food and great service

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Maxine Ward

7 May 2018

Great choice of food. I had the burger and triple cooked chips. My other half said his scotch egg was the best he had ever tasted. Lovely staff. Perfect pub lunch

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Kevin O'shaughnessy

27 April 2018

Lovely pub in a lovely place very friendly also dog friendly which is a plus and the bar staff can't do enough for its customers

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Rob Nolan

25 February 2018

Love this pub, great selection of real ales and a warm welcome

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Willow Hall

30 January 2018

Hoomans took me here after a 4 hour walk, great staff, gave me lots of fuss and even a doggy treat. Other four legged friends in here and open fire was inviting. Worth a stop after a nice walk. #dogfriendlypub #cricklade More...

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Mary Raynsford

29 January 2018

Sunday lunch yesterday was delicious, we will definitely return.

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Janette Fraser

29 January 2018

Fabulous meal, mushrooms with sour dough toast then mussels braised in cider with bread and fries, thank you

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Jemma Campbell-Walker

26 January 2018

We had an absolutely amazing meal here this evening. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. This was our first visit and certainly won't be our last!

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Valentin Gheorghiu

26 January 2018

Five stars establishment!

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Luke McQuillan

14 January 2018

We visited last night for a meal as there is now a new chef. The food was amazing, truly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. If you’re an ale person the selection is great as well. Would highly to recommend to people who want a lovely night out with truly great food!! More...

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Victoria Plummer Oram Howitt

15 December 2017

Lovely, dog friendly pub with a huge roaring log fire to welcome you in. Great food and friendly staff. Shame there is no car park ...

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Ian Anderson

7 November 2017

Dog friendly, lovely food, great service, handy for Thames walkers - just wish we lived closer!

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Fen Graham

25 October 2017

A really lovely pub in a lovely village. Great selection of in house beers and others. Friendly staff. I wish we could have stayed to eat as the menu was very tempting. For beer lovers, cosy pub lovers, and dog owners (they have doggie treats) no trip to this area would be complete without a visit - or three! More...

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James Lowell Russell III

3 October 2017

A classic pub to truly enjoy. The food is amazing.

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Siân-Louise Bishop

15 September 2017

Lovely pub with a lovely atmosphere and fab food! Lack of parking is a shame as I felt like I had to almost abandon my car down a side street, which didn't feel comfortable! I know that it's not their fault, but it makes me less likely to be a frequent visitor. But can't wait to visit again sometime in the future! More...

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Glenn Smith

8 September 2017

Had nice spacious room and filter coffee, big plus. Loved the beers and good food too. Def would use again. Only downside was lack of parking.

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Amanda Billingham

13 August 2017

Very friendly pub, dogs were allowed as well which is a big plus.

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Ryan Rayburn

17 July 2017

Amazing woodfired pizza and craft beer. Large outdoor garden with lots of space. Dog friendly, great staff.

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Alan Whitmore

5 July 2017

A lovely experience, very good lunch of haddock and chips, excellent ales and an unusual gin to finish. Intend to revisit at some stage.

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Mark Shackleford

1 July 2017

Excellent starter and great piece of steak, very good meal,been before and will be back.

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Lisa Hollis

18 June 2017

Excellent quality lunch, friendly staff. Will definitely revisit.

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Brian Stewart

16 June 2017

Good food good beer and situated right on the Thames Path , perfect�

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Peter Smith

12 June 2017

Typical, nice English pub. Good beer and food and friendly staff.

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Bill Holmes

4 June 2017

Great boozer , pleasant staff , good food and fantastic beer .

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Gary Brunt

16 May 2017

Very nice little pub/restaurant. Not too big and a distinct lack of parking, not just at the pub but in the whole village. The menus where up on the wall which meant having to all get up to go to the bar to order and stare at the people eating under the menus to choose your food. A simple photocopy on each table may have worked better. Good food, well presented and a good price. Marvellous washrooms. This is an ideal stop off away from the busy main road. More...

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Michelle Smyth Lo Turco

23 April 2017

Awesome food and a lovely beer garden to enjoy it in! :-)

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Becki Johnson

21 April 2017

Really nice pub!! We went with 3 young kids and the staff were nice and friendly(something the other pubs in the area lack) it has a beautiful big safe garden, plenty of room for kids to play. The food was excellent, a culinary twist on traditional pub food..i will definitely be going again. More...

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Brian York

21 April 2017

Ace burger and triple fried chips

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Delphine Hadley

17 April 2017

Miss this place so much. Delightful and doggy friendly

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Ed Brodhurst

3 April 2017

Loved it. Food was brilliant, especially the puds; very welcoming with a great atmosphere. Love the fact you can bring dogs in! Beer also very, very good if you're a real ale fan. More...

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Nikolai Osborne

27 March 2017

It's a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were very friendly, polite and approachable. They didn't rush you and force the bill in your hand as soon as you'd finished. The food was cooked to perfection, it was delicious and looked pleasing on the plate. I would recommend the Red Lion at Cricklade to anyone wanting a pleasant and enjoyable meal or just an afternoon/ evening socialising. More...

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Mark Jefferies

20 March 2017

We have been using the Red Lion now for several years. In that time we have had no cause for complain or even grumble. Their food is always imaginative, tasty and hot. Sunday Roasts are my particular favorite, the Joints are always melt in the mouth and served with a selection of locally sourced veg, red cabbage is not on my favorites list and if there is one thing that I personally would change, it would be to have the vegetables served in a separate dish so that the juices from the red cabbage in my case would not interfere with the lovely gravy, rather than have them plated with the meat. The beer, well what can one say about the beer. A large quantity of the huge selection is brewed on site in the Hop Back Brewery that can be viewed through the large glass panel front in what I think may have been a stable where the horses have now given way to the brewery. North Wall , Cob Bitter and Cricklade Pale Ale were the heavy hitters for the home team yesterday. There are quite a few beers from rival breweries all in my opinion knocked into a cocked hat by the home team. My friend (another avid Hop Back fan) and my self were left completely unsupervised yesterday afternoon by my long suffering wife and we had a lovely time dodging backwards and forwards along the pumps like two little boys in a sweetshop, along with this I have to commend the patience of the staff and at one point the brewer (boss) himself. Thank you all for a lovely afternoon. Not the first and certainly not the last. More...

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Monika Fic

10 March 2017

Amazing people , great food , thank you Tom !!

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Julie-ann Keeble

25 February 2017

Brilliant service, friendly and attentive team. Catered well for dietary needs. Food was amazing..... clean plates all round!

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Robin French

21 February 2017

They brew ales on the premises which are excellent, the food is lovely and the service is friendly and efficient. it's a lovely old fashioned pub which I wish was closer to home. The best bit however is the lovely log fire, oh and dogs are made welcome More...

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Mandy Golledge

13 February 2017

You cannot pass by Cricklade, or indeed the entire south of England without stopping here! A dozen great real ales, great food, and the most professional of all staff! A PROPER pub!

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Hannah Moss

2 January 2017

Beautiful pub with a great atmosphere. Very nice food and even better by the Fire

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Gillian Hall

10 December 2016

Great food and drink with lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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Denny Brady

10 December 2016

Top notch. Food was excellent, staff very attentive and friendly. A great range of real ales to choose from. Got through most of them, only to be disrupted by the arrival of the taxi. Never mind, always next time. :-)

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Sean Keenan

13 November 2016

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Recommend it to anyone

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Una Mullan

11 November 2016

Friendly staff, great food and one of our favourite pubs to be in.

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Olivier Homps

1 November 2016

Brilliant beer good food and great service. A family favourite

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Tony Owen

23 October 2016

Lovely pub, staff friendly, dog friendly, good beer, good food, large gin list, large garden. Everyone should have a local like this.

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Claire Louise

22 October 2016

Excellent hearty high quality food, warm and friendly staff, good service, just what we needed after a long walk and we could even bring the dog in!

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Jane Thornton

16 October 2016

First timers and loved it the food was outstanding

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Caroline Wells

8 October 2016

I had an amazing evening to celebrate my granddaughter's 18th birthday, the food was excellent with friendly staff, a most enjoyable evening was had by all the family.

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Niall Thielen

1 October 2016

Attended the Autumn fruit beer festival on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed myself. A great range of unique beers. This is my second Red Lion festival visit after the summer one I am sure I will be attending more in the future.

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Alan Power

12 September 2016

Worked here over 40 years ago.. "Drank more than I earned" ���

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Adam Bartoszewski

15 August 2016

Good food. Polite and helpful staff. Thanks.

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Matt Bather

25 June 2016

Absolutely fantastic food. Locally sourced and brilliantly cooked.

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Phil Kelly

19 June 2016

We visited last Wednesday, I ate the best Cheeseburger I've ever tasted and everyone else's meal was excellent. We loved the beer which was brewed on the presimises. We'll be back!

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Mark King

27 April 2016

Absolutely brilliant pub, hotel and restaurant. If you like decent beer then the beer brewed on-site is top class, there are other local brews to try plus ciders and more gin than you can shake a stick at. The Red Lion doesn't have many rooms but they are excellent and the best pillows to sleep on I have found in any hotel, on suite facilities are excellent. If you decide to stay make sure to book a table in the restaurant the food there is amazing, triple cooked chips hmmmmmmmmmmmmm and after that back to the atmospheric bar to sample more brewing delights. More...

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Lynda Thomson

23 April 2016

Lovely traditional pub with friendly staff, delicious food and best of all their own beer. Proud to call it my local

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Keenan L.

8 December 2015

Excellent beer and the fish and chips did not dissapoint. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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Allied Wessex

19 September 2015

Great food, great ales, great people, great atmosphere

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Lorna Stevens

28 June 2015

Such a great pub, with lovely staff and friendly atmosphere!

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Ben Szulc

27 June 2015

The best burger I have ever eaten was at The Red Lion last night. Absolutely delicious.

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Phil O.

13 June 2015

Outstanding pub food and great beers. They have their own Hop Kettle micro brewery and these are all very good. Food is certainly not cheap, but you will not be disappointed. We had the burger (amazing flavour and triple cooked chips to die for), Ham, eggs and chips, and bubble and squeak and a BLT, all were stunningly good. Lovely atmosphere and traditional decor. More...

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Oliver Trotter

21 May 2015

We had lunch here yesterday. These guys really know how to excel in every area - doing justice to the prominent heritage of the place. Food was excellent and reasonably priced, with such an original and varied menu. Beer was spot on - they even offered 2/3 pint measures. The gents behind the bar were curtous and efficient - even when the place began to fill up fast. Im sadly unlikely to go back soon as i live in Scotland, but it deserves a great review!! Keep it up folks! More...

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Jamie Boot

12 May 2015

Cracking burger AND Jaipur X on tap! Sonic Boom!!!

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Rachel Atkins

23 August 2014

Great range of beers, fabulous burgers and scrummy triple cooked chips. All served by friendly staff. What more do you need?

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Georgina Griffiths

1 July 2014

Great beers, yummy food and friendly staff (especially the lovely manageress) just a shame dogs can no go on the grass.

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Barry Haywood

5 April 2014

I'm happy to call this pub my local, its the best

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Rita Somogyi

23 March 2014

Thank you for the young lad who served me this afternoon even thou his just finished his shift and was having his own pint!

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Steve Murray

28 December 2013

Everything the staff the people and surroundings