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The Red Lion, Chester Central, Chester

59 Northgate Street
Phone: 01244321750
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Pub Type

Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Reviews of The Red Lion (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Jon B left this review about The Red Lion

your standard M&B eating barn but it has retained an old pub atmosphere as well. quite nice but it was a very poor show on the beer front with DoomBar, Bombardier and Wainwrights only (on a Saturday too!) - very busy place at 10.30am with plenty of diners eating breakfast and old boys drinking pints

On 1st December 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 524 recommendations about 521 pubs]

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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Red Lion

Things seem to have gone downhill since my last visit , still 13 handpulls and only 4 beers on , all the pulls have different style clips for the available beers which were Pedigree , Doombar , Old Speckled Hen and a just on the turn Wainwrights .
Pretty quiet for a Thursday evening most of the people at the back of the pub eating , including an American couple who were looking for a traditional English pub experience , not sure what they thought of the group of locals at the front of the pub , a group of traditional overweight unfriendly loud sweary drunks .
Only had the one in here as it felt very uncomfortable .

On 6th May 2017 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 738 recommendations about 635 pubs]

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Al Bundy left this review about The Red Lion

The descriptions are elsewhere. Its an ok pub but not great. The array of 13 handpumps is a bit deceptive that there was only 4 ales on and they were all duplicated. The food is ok but not great. That said the mash I had with my meal was delicious.

On 19th October 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3269 recommendations about 3187 pubs]

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Chester (Completed) by Callum Jordan
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
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Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Chester
1st Dec 2018, 10:53
Review submitted by Jon B
10th Apr 2018, 13:18
Pub added to pub crawl (Chester (Completed)) by Callum Jordan

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.

  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11:30pm
Monday9am - 11pm
Tuesday9am - 11pm
Wednesday9am - 11pm
Thursday9am - 11pm
Friday9am - Midnight
Saturday9am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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