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The Red Lion, Bakewell

The Square
DE45 1BT
Phone: 01629812054
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Punch Taverns

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Will Larter left this review about The Red Lion

Like the Peacock, I found this pub to be food oriented and uncomfortable, with a fake fireplace to boot. The tables, set up for dining, are set too close together and I can't imagine settling down for a few beers in a place like this. The front entrance gives a choice of the tap room down two steps to the right or the larger room (or rooms - I didn't explore too much) to the left. From what I could see there was not much to distinguish, with furnishings being pretty standard for pubs like this that rely on the tourist trade. I had the Peak Bakewell Best Bitter, which was in good condition; unfortunately I didn't make a note of the other beers as I was in a hurry to do the last pub before my bus back to Sheffield; there was at least one other Peak beer on. Not anywhere near the best pub in Bakewell in my opinion, but I would choose this one over the Peacock in a reverse order of merit, but only because it seems less pretentious.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 5
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Peter Rydings left this review about Red Lion Hotel

Called in on the 7th of november mid afternoon very nice and friendly a few people eating and the food looked good, worth a visit will call back

On 7th November 2013 - rating: 10
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Alan Winfield left this review about Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion is still a proper pub with two rooms and a dining area,we first went in the room to the right which is more like a bar but it was well furnished and comfortable there were three real ales on the bar we tried Peak Ales Chatsworth gold which was a very nice drink there was also Derby Pennys Porter and Black Sheep on the bar.
The second time we came in this pub we went in the left room which is more of a lounge and this was a decent room to have a few drinks in the dining room is up a few steps from the lounge.
Lots of people were dining in different parts of the pub and the service seemed to be very quick,i think this is probably the best pub in Bakewell.

5 September 2010

Went in this pub again 1 October 2011.

This pub is still just as good as the last time we visited it.
we had a drink in the bar and there were two real ales on, we had a drink of Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold and this was a very nice drink the other beer was Peak Ales Swift Nick,there were three pumps in the other room but i did'nt have a look to see what was on them.
This pub is well worth a visit.

On 2nd October 2011 - rating: 9
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Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Bakewell
14th Dec 2017, 19:08
Review submitted by Will Larter
14th Dec 2017, 18:06
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Will Larter
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