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Red Lion, Adderbury

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This old coaching inn has wood-panelled rooms and up to recently, the decor has kept in theme - but some misguided soul thought some modern features would improve it - which was something of a surprise, having visited numerous times over the years. Food has become increasingly pricey and at the same time less impressive; vegetarians should look elsewhere. Service slow. As one of the upper echelons of the Greene King empire, the bar has the usual G-K beers plus guests at high prices. Probably ok if you want accommodation in a historic inn, but if you want a pub, walk across the green to the Bell.
Mike_Oxford - 31 Jan 2018 11:49
Superb old inn. Good beer and food. Cosy old accommodation which can be reasonably priced if you look for one of Old English Inns'' many offers. Manager Derek has recently taken over and is doing a god job (he has managed several local Greene King Inns). You can also walk across the road to the equally good but very different Coach and Horses. Beautiful location too.
SPB - 29 Oct 2012 16:01
We left the M40 Motorway to find a pleasant pub for a meal whilst on a journey south from Manchester. The Red Lion looked good and it was good. Three real beers on offer 20.11.11. The food was home made and good value. The staff went out of their way to be helpful about the choice of beers. I went for the Howell Brewery beer - very tasty and well kept. Easy access and parking.
Canoe1 - 22 Nov 2011 12:52
Nice accomodation. Good value good quality food. We had a good stay here. Greene King owned so only their beers.
foamy - 2 Sep 2010 13:54
Great pub great beers and great coffee here Fairtrade the coffee was immence along with the food parking easy and enjoyed the experience
DaznNic - 23 Aug 2010 21:46
Had good value stay for weekend. Accommodation excellent, food excellent value, staff very friendly and efficient making us feel at home. Nice surprise Greene King LBW in top condition in addition to untried Abbot and Old Speckled Hen. Do not care if staff are mainly Eastern European as the place is run impeccably.
forcam - 17 Aug 2010 22:05
This is a main road hotel catering for passing trade and its residence. Very few locals use it because of its dreadful beer and expensive wine and food. Service is slowly provided by the mainly East European staff. The man referred to with the tie fettish is the manager, who also runs a sister hotel in Banbury (and often others at the same time) which means he can't always be around to keep his eye on standards, which are very low. A shame because it's a lovely looking pub from the outside! Greene King too!! Yuck!
Informe - 12 Dec 2007 15:43
What a shame -- the bar food menu has changed, jacket potatoes (among others) are off the menu. Now the menu is just like every other would-be gastropub in the vicinity -- meals you could heat up yourself from the local supermarket. The beer is still okay.
Braganca - 5 Nov 2007 23:56
The best food bet here is to have a bar meal - generally good value. The bar staff are efficient and the beer range is limited but reliable. If you arrive early there is a particularly comfy sofa in one of the bars. One observation is that the bars areas do seem rather smoky, but thankfully this will not be the case after July 2007. We don't generally go for pubs alongside busy main roads (A4260) but this is an exception.
Braganca - 5 Mar 2007 22:23
Went here for a meal recently and was totally disgusted. The head waiter in his "comedy" Yogi bear tie really pushed their specials menu, which I ordered. Having waited over an hour and a half for our mains, they finally arrived in bits and bobs. The tuna was stone cold, my steak arrived as every else was finishing and then I was sick. The waiter should spend more time training than induldging in his tie fetish. I would prefer to remove my own testicles with a rusty bread knife than return here. An experience.
getout - 30 Mar 2006 13:57
This is a pub that Greene King aquired with the purchase of Old English Taverns. It is a large roadside inn that has been turned into a Gastro pub with rooms. Normal GK beers on sale, acceptable rather than great. Large menu which is very popular locally, a place to impress the relations rather than take your mates.
imdownthepub - 25 Feb 2006 09:47

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