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The Red Lion, Wallingford

Brightwell Street
Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell
Postal town: Wallingford
OX10 0RT
Phone: 01491837373
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Nick Davies left this review about The Red Lion

It has indeed changed hands since Quinno's visited and, while still a good pub it's not what it was - but it did have a lot to live up to. It doesn't feels as cozy as before, fewer decorations and nik-naks, and the restaurant seems sparse and canteen-ish. Flies, dead flowers, dog hairs and a less than perfect food hygiene rating suggest a lack of attention to detail. The beer however remains good, with an example from Loddon drinking well. Weel worth a visit but there's room for improvement.

On 24th August 2013 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Red Lion

Lovely chocolate-box village pub with a thatched roof and whitewashed exterior. The atmosphere is very friendly and the licensees are very welcoming of visitors. They’ve run the pub for a few years and have made a real effort with it. There’s plenty of objet d’art scattered around and the interior beams are adorned with pictures of the pub and its regulars. Sofas, mis-matched wooden furnishings, and a flooring combination of red tiling and carpet make up an atmospheric interior which was nicely enhanced on my latest visit by laid-back brass music being piped. Food is offered. The rear garden is pleasant in the summer. To top things off there are four ales with an emphasis on fairly local breweries (spotted Loddon, West Berks, Rebellion, Appleford) which are usually in good form and there’s also Tutts Clump cider for the apple heads. All-in-all this is a rather special pub and it’s sad to hear that the current licensees have decided not to continue once their lease runs out. Here’s hoping their successors don’t mess with a winning formula. Try and get here!

On 10th August 2012 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Komakino .
Cholsey, 3.91 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Didcot Parkway, 4.16 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
Appleford, 5.21 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell
13th May 2018, 14:51
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino . approved
 
13th May 2018, 14:51
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
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