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US$7 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Lion has undergone changes over the years and the latest has been overall good. However I'm confused.....is it a pub or restaurant? Table reservation for food is fine and acceptable but for quizzes and drinks? During the pandemic table service became the norm...and justified but now? I'm not so sure. A pub should welcome everyone and not discriminate against people who would just like to enjoy drink and sit where they want or shock horror even order their drinks at the bar or worse enjoy a drink at the bar. The most expensive drinks in Cheadle which is fine but is it a pub or restaurant? Confused....More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is absolutely my favourite place to eat and meet with friends. The staff are friendly and accommodating where nothing is too much trouble. I have visited a few times and always been extremely happy with the experience. Great drinks selection. The food is...superb, both the week menu and the Sunday roast. The food choice is great for starters, mains and delightful puddings. I would highly recommend this pub and will be visiting time and time again as well as bringing other friends and family for the experience. Have a super little kids menu which is fresh and goes down a treat. Sunday’s have a mini roast on too. LOVE IT!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

Must admit I was worried when I read that on a Sunday they didn’t do Carvery anymore, historically for Me the best in Stockport, but, Lamb, Beef, Pork and Chicken were all there as Meals, bar the Chicken, Our party had one of each, and...it was absolutely gorgeous, the Pub looked great, unlike a lot of Pub refurbishment the heart hadn’t been ripped out of it, it just looked clean and fresh, but still the Red Lion, and it was great to see a number of the familiar faces still working there, and Our 92 Year old Aunt said they still serve the best Port & Lemon going…….More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

Sunday lunch July 25th.........fantastic! Great meal of roast beef YP, veg, potatoes, all of which was piping hot. Very colourful, well served, and good gravy. Very good value for money. Excellent chef.........many thanks. Servers knew exactly when to ask if everything was alright, have we...finished, do we want deserts etc etc. Nothing too much trouble. Pity the landlord behind the bar getting the drinks orders together looked like he had been slapped with a wet dishcloth.............he should be smiling with all the money coming in from well satisfied and full customers.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

We were regulars for the Thursday quiz and we’re delighted to return last Thursday. The pub has undergone a change in management with the food menu a step up in quality. My fish and chips were excellent and I certainly look forward to trying out...the other mains over the coming weeks. The quiz was as good as ever (thanks Garry) and the table service from all the team was first classMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021

Lovely pub and beautifully decorated. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The roast was nice, gravy was rich and lamb cooked well. Huge Yorkshire which was slightly over cooked so hard to eat, more for looks and similar with the roast potatoes they tasted...re-heated which I totally understand has to be done, shame they weren’t crunchy. I would come again for the service and desserts which are incredible!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Great food and service . Menu is ace and decent kids options . Food great quality . Loved the scotch egg starter and desserts were brilliant. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021 via mobile

Been here before on the main menu and the food was superb. So decided to try a Sunday roast. It was father's Day so it was really busy but they had plenty of staff on so service was brilliant. I had the lamb roast which...was incredible. Definitely recommend it , great staff and amazing food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021

Cracking pub! Visited today with my brother before and after a football game at Cheadle Town. The staff are so friendly and helpful! Loved it!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Always liked the Red Lion before it changed hands, first time we've been back under the new management. The new menu is much shorter but the quality was excellent (I can recommend the chicken kiev). Good drinks range, lots of staff around, all very friendly...and helpfulMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Dogs are not welcome in the pub itself but on the Patio outside they are.
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Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5