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Red Lion, Bradenham

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The Red Lion is the most common pub name in the UK, closely followed by The Crown and Royal Oak.
Tuna - 26 Feb 2017 16:02
Its hours are still as described by Blue Scrumpy in February.
pubsampler - 7 Jul 2016 17:29
Judging by the opening times on the door, I was lucky to find this pub open. It currently opens only on Friday evenings and weekend lunchtimes. But it's a lovely country pub with a bar area at the front and a dining area at the rear. Rebellion IPA & Roasted Nuts were the ales. Plenty of character and some nice countryside nearby. Glad it was open.
blue_scrumpy - 7 Feb 2016 21:48
We were here for Sunday lunch; a limited choice of draught beer (but included a Marlow brew), but really splendid roast lamb, and generous portions too. The other choices were chicken or pork. Good service from Pete the landlord and his wife, whose lively verbal exchanges added humour to the visit.

The dining room can be cold, and she did ask if we were warm enough. Given the temperature outside, we were fine.

It’s good to see it’s busy again.

pubsampler - 11 May 2015 22:04
Looking at their website it seems that the opening hours are odd (closes at 9pm latest) and doesn't serve food in the evenings except on Fridays and Saturdays - until 8.30pm only even then.
motco - 15 Apr 2014 17:03
Re-opened selling a selection of 4 ales from Rebellion Brewery.
paul_d102 - 9 Dec 2012 16:48
Currently closed- new tenant sought by the National Trust, who own Bradenham village.
pubsampler - 23 Mar 2012 16:24
Four of us were back here today after a walk for lunch. The choice of draft beer was limited to Adnams or Brakspear 3.4%; therefore not a wide choice, but two pints of the Adnams went down very easily. Two of us had the roast beef, and two the home-made pies- all proved well worth eating. The service was efficient, friendly and unobtrusive, and the dining room nearly full. Although it is not cheap, I continue to recommend this place.
pubsampler - 23 Jan 2011 16:57
Although I haven't called in here since my last note, everyone I know who has done so says the food is excellent, as is the beer. They also speak highly of the landlord, too. Clearly well worth a return visit.
pubsampler - 1 Apr 2010 18:43
The few earlier comments seem to be broadly right from my visit at lunchtime today. Friendly and efficient staff, a reasonable choice of food if on the pricey side, and I do recommend the Angus Aberdeen pie. The choice of beers did appear to be limited to two- but please correct this if I am wrong. It was very cold outside when we were there, so that might account for the low temperature in the dining room- which is certainly large and probably therefore difficult to heat. Not dog-friendly, but that has both advantages and disadvantages!

I shall return sometime soon to try to come off the fence.

pubsampler - 18 Dec 2009 20:29
very nice (if a little overpriced) food and excellent service. the bar staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome on our lunchtime visit.
Foreman - 9 Sep 2009 11:57
It is in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide now (2009).

Landlord arrived with a good reputation from a previous pub.

The pub seems to keep fairly inconsistent opening hours. Good if you happen to find it open.
charlie_m - 4 Oct 2008 21:30
Stopped here on a hike in the area. Welcome friendly hostelry featuring well kept real ale and good food. Why isn't this in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide?
mim - 14 Apr 2008 10:50

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