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Red Lion Hotel, Atherstone Central, Atherstone

99 Long Street
Atherstone
CV9 1BB
Phone: 01827713156

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Aqualung . left this review about Red Lion Hotel

This is a fair sized hotel where the bar area consists of a very long corridor that has areas off either side. The bar counter and hotel reception are to the left and what looked like a conservatory area to the rear. It's all quite modern and there are quite a few glass panes above which on a hot sunny day meant the heat was building up.
The bar has three hand pumps which had one unused, Doom Bore and Church End Goat's Milk. I went for the Goat's Milk which was an expensive £3.95 and hazy but tasted OK. This is the sort of place that attracts old men wearing shorts and baseball caps and who don't realise how ridiculous they look. It's more of a hotel bar than a pub so I doubt that I would return.

On 2nd July 2018 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion is a very large pub / hotel which is painted white on the outside.
Once inside a very long corridor runs to the rear of the pub with rooms off it,the front left is an Italian type bistro,the room to the front right looked quite smart with mainly normal tables and chairs,this room is called the Kings Library,i went into the main bar area which is in the middle of the pub with the corridor running through it,this room looked quite smart with the bar on the left side,there were some normal tables and chairs in the middle area which had a stone floor,the right side is carpeted and had normal tables and chairs and some bench seating,there are two more rooms to the rear.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Church End Goats Milk which was quite a nice drink,the other beer was GK Abbot.
The pub was quite busy on my Saturday afternoon visit with a good mix of mainly drinkers.
I thought this was a comfortable pub,the sort of place to take your wife of girlfriend to.

Pub visited 25/10/2014

On 25th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Red Lion Hotel

This is a large corner hotel, restaurant, Italian brasserie and bar. It is in a mock-Tudor style, with the central gable-ended frontage flanked by projecting gable-ended wings. The windows are Tudor at the front, but give way to sash at the sides. The place is in white render at the front, but has unrendered brick at the back. There is a rear conservatory and patio area.

The interior - well, it is a nesting of rooms all served off a central corridor which was the old coach entrance bi-secting the hotel. The first room to the left is a modern Italian brasserie, called Cappellos. Opposite this is the King's Library, a self contained room with comfy chairs and dining tables for the Red Lion. The bar element is really is confined to tables in the passage way and a small lounge that faces the serving bar part way down - indeed, the hotel reception is adjacent. There is another room, the Lady Godiva room, which is for private dining. The corridor area is in cream with cream wood panel and is lit up by a glass roof/sky lighting. There is mainly stone flag floor, with some patterned carpet (in the lounge bit). The lounge is in cream and wood panel, with a brick fake Victorian 'kitchen' range. There are pennants from thos that fought at Bosworth juxtaposed with Jack Vettriano styled prints. There was Sky TV in the lounge. The service was fine and the clientele mixed, but mainly eating, from families to the loud business suited guy on his mobile that wanted us all to here his profanity laced conversation.

Beer; the usual tap stuff with Wooden Hand Cornish Buccaneer and a reasonable Davenports Irish Whiskey Ale.

It is a hotel and is mainly food orientated, so there is no traditional pub feel here. I have plenty of sympathy with the report of the Captain, below. Saying that, it did sell a couple of real ales. The kind of place i would pass through on a bit of a crawl, not aim for in itself.

On 21st March 2012 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Red Lion Hotel

A central corridor runs the full length of this town centre hotel with several rooms to either side.Entering from Long Street there is a brasserie to the left and the Library Room to the right.The wood pannelled bar is next on the left with the Lounge opposite which included arty prints on the walls,a faux brick fireplace and a flat screen supplying BBC News 24.Beyond the bar ,there is a dining area leading to a conservatory.
I settled in the Lounge with a rather indifferent pint of Church End What the Fox's Hat,which was my conclusion on the ale,while the other option would have been Tetley's Mad Trumpet.
A very light interior is created by the glazed ceiling pannels but I found the overall experience quite antiseptic.Probably not for the ale drinking fraternity.Visited April 2011.

On 30th August 2011 - rating: 5
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