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The Red Lion, Egham

52 High Street
TW20 9EW
Phone: 01784473276

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Punch Taverns

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Red Lion

A weekday lunchtime produced a completely different feel to the previous review, with a slightly upmarket modern gastropub air to the place. The bar is to one side, with various high tables to the other and a few corners, then a further room to the rear laid out for dining. Outdoors, there is a courtyard area to the side, with a small car park to the rear accessed from the roads behind. A good range of local and national beers available - Cask Marque listing.

On 19th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Red Lion

very busy, verging on the boisterous on an early Saturday evening, as you would expect of a high street pub to be fair. Six handpumps, Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter and Boistin Mild,Ascot Posh Pooch,Sharp's Atlantic,Harvey's Best and GK IPA.It's an opened out pub with various seating areas and an eating area to the rear. I had thought Chavs were a dying breed but no this is baseball cap city, they're all here, in fact some appear to be morphing into hipsters. The Knight of the Garter was ok and the beer range seems to have slightly improved since the previous reviews but still nothing too much to write home about and I wouldn't go out of my way again.

On 23rd May 2017 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Red Lion

This is a routine town centre pub, no frills but no issues either. I did get a greeting and a goodbye which is always a plus point for me. According to the plaque on the wall, the building, or main part, dates from 1521. There is a centre bar with one large space wrapping around, seemingly with the rear part given over to eating. A side patio area is also available.
Mainstream beer selection of Ruddles County, Pride and Brakspears Bitter, the Braks was passable, but to be fair it has been very warm lately.
Nothing remarkable about the pub but an ok spot as I'd just missed a train and had a half hour to kill.(NB, review dates from 4th July 2009).

On 9th August 2010 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Red Lion

Went at a quiet time (mid-afternoon) and had a reasonable pint of Brakspeare Bitter, served in the correct glass too. The only odd thing about the place was the curious vibration coming through the floor in the far corner at the front of the bar (presumably some piece of noisy equipment in a cellar below).

On 26th November 2008 - rating: 6
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train man left this review about The Red Lion

The first pub on our Sat lunch crawl, and a very good start. Can't remember the ale selections but the Pride was probably the best I have ever tasted and a wall poster suggested that Doom Bar bitter from the excellent cornish brewer Sharp's would be serving soon. The friendly Landlord offered to call us a cab to our furthest targetted pub but one of the attractive young barmaids had already given us a taxi#. The guv then went upstairs and printed the BITE page for the Fox & Hounds for us! Two plasmas and a small tv were all showing the match but without being intrusively loud. When we returned later, somewhat the worse for wear, there was live music in the shape of a young lad on base & an older Gorton bloke on guitar & vocals. They may not appeal to everyone but I thought they were very entertaining. Missed the train, oh dear, more beer. Good pub, will return.

On 2nd April 2007 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Red Lion

A pub that should be really good but never quite makes it. The building is quite ancient (claimed as 16th century). The front bar is a cosy place to get a drink – if a little cramped. There used to be a nice side area with dark wood panelling that some numpty who has watched too much Changing Rooms has badly white-washed and now looks appalling. There’s usually two to three ales on the go (GK Abbot and Doombar are a regulars), plus Addlestones cider in average condition. There’s food and occasional live music. There can sometimes be customers you’d rather avoid.

On 13th December 2006 - rating: 5
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