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The Red Lion, Thames Ditton Village, Thames Ditton

85 High Street
Thames Ditton
KT7 0SF
Phone: 02083988662
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Moby Duck left this review about The Red Lion

As mentioned before me, obviously an old pub, but given a modern shabby chic makeover and not particularly successfully in my view, it just doesn't feel right. Two pumps on the bar with just the choice of Portobello Westway Pale which was in rather average condition.
Didn't really do it for me.

On 1st August 2017 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Red Lion

This is clearly an old pub which has experienced a designer refurbishment, an old boarded floor remains as does a fireplace but that's about it. The island bar is located towards the front but the counter for some reason is constructed from cut up old doors, there are hit and miss panels of wallpaper with a flamingo pattern, seating is mixed with much of it being at various reclaimed dining tables including some that look like old café versions with all kinds of seating. Shelves have a selection of games, books and kids' toys.
The rear area is bright and airy with a large rooflight, many tables here being set for eating, placemats were old 33rpm vinyl albums.
Beyond an outdoor decked area on two levels was popular on a sunny afternoon. Food served but I didn't see a menu.
Two handpumps, Hogs Back T.E.A and Twickenham Mosaic Pale, expensive at £3.85 for a 3.2% beer. Despite this worth a look, I understand the beer range varies so a bit of a lucky dip I guess.

On 20th July 2014 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Red Lion

Review below is still pretty accurate. It does seem a shame to have rather wrecked a classic pub interior, however having random decor and furniture is possible an acceptable price to pay to retain the pub and keep a couple of very local ales available in very fine form.

On 14th July 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Thames Ditton, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hampton Court, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Surbiton, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Thames Ditton
1st Aug 2017, 20:18
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
20th Jul 2014, 14:13
Review submitted by Malden man

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 July 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 November 2013 by Old Blue
  • Car Park : Yes - Small - last updated 24 November 2013 by Old Blue
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 November 2013 by Old Blue
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 November 2013 by Old Blue
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 November 2013 by Old Blue
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 July 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 July 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 May 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 July 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 July 2014 by Graham Coombs
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