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The Red Lion, Daventry

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Stockwell Lane
Hellidon
Postal town: Daventry
NN11 6LG
Phone: 01327261200
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Nick Davies left this review about The Red Lion

Recently reopened after what looks like a very expensive refurbishment into what city design studios think a country pub looks like. There remain vestiges of a multi-room layout, beams, sloping floors. Of course painted too brightly, free standing furniture, main focus is restaurant style eating but there is space for drinking occupied by Sunday lunchtime bar blockers who shunned the high tables provided for their discomfort. The best bit is the terrace outside with views over the lovely rolling countryside.

Judging by the London registered Jags and Mercs and blokes dressed in Clarkson jeans and office shirts, the weekend clientele is people visiting their dachas here to patronise the local and patronise the locals. The atmosphere may be a little less overbearing at other times.

The local Gundog Jack Spaniels (presented in a Purity branded glass, more attention to detail please) was the guest, served very cold: sadly its lack of condition broke through the iciness. Otherwise GKIPA and Tribute suggesting a pubco lease.

It's OK for what it is, but don't expect a rural gem. It is, unusually for round here, open all day.

On 6th August 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 496 recommendations about 488 pubs]


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Ian Mapp left this review about The Red Lion

Busy on a bank holiday lunch time.

The food was excellent value and very good.

The beer not quite so good. Courage Directors and Doombar on. The Doombar will be filed under average.

Would go back.

Photos at my walking blog - http://bit.ly/2c5N3Qz

On 30th August 2016 - rating: 6
[User has posted 277 recommendations about 276 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Haddon
Long Buckby, 9.56 miles, 3 hr 4 min walk (show)
Rugby, 13.27 miles, 4 hr 16 min walk (show)
Banbury, 13.65 miles, 4 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Hellidon
9th Mar 2020, 18:38
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp deleted by owner
 
17th Aug 2019, 09:17
Picture submitted by Paul Haddon approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Nick Davies
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