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The Red Lion - Northampton

36 Bridle path, Brafield-on-the-Green, Northampton, NN7 1BP +44 1604726458

((((* British
  •  - Northamptonshire
  •  - Northamptonshire
  •  - Northamptonshire
Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Extensive menu, five of us went as a family , different choices , all very tasty and well presented. Lovely evening out. Good choice e of gin for me and also some very enjoyable with essential.

Joy 18 July 2016
from Irthlingborough

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Based in the pretty village of Brafield-on-the-Green just outside of Northampton, The Red Lion is a traditional yet upmarket country pub surrounded by Northamptonshire countryside.

A real retreat for anyone who visits, The Red Lion offers a relaxed ambience and superb Modern European cuisine. The lounge is a cosy space filled with leather sofas, the garden is simply beautiful and the dining room is the slightly more formal area.

At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Chris Simpson who boasts extensive experience on the London gastro pub scene. His menu is full of exciting dishes such as braised corn fed chicken with bean and chorizo cassoulet or lamb rump with rosemary polenta, Savoy cabbage and red wine jus. Having received a nod from none other than Egon Ronay, The Red Lion is well worth checking out if you are in the area.

The Red Lion - Northampton

36 Bridle path, Brafield-on-the-Green, Northampton, NN7 1BP

Contact +44 1604890707
Reservations +44 1604726458
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Customer reviews for The Red Lion - Northampton

4.2 ((((* (based on 64 reviews)
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (35)
  • romantic (25)
  • business (22)
  • child friendly (19)
  • large parties (17)
  • value (13)
  • al fresco (10)
  • private dining (9)
  • trendy (9)
  • luxury (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (3)
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  • ((((* 27 September 2016 by Carl from Hanslope

    As usual an excellent dining experience the usual great menu with attentive staff.

  • ((((( 26 September 2016 by Charlotte from Wollaston

    The pub was very very busy and as we were taken to our seats we heard that a party of 33 had just got there so I was expecting a delay on our food. The waiting staff were very attentive and we actually commented on how quickly the food came out. We were very boring and had the same meals in the end. For start we had a scotch egg, I was a little disappointed that the yolk wasn't at al runny, but the rest was delicious. We also had some pork scratching with apple sauce we were really good. We both had the burger after which was great, however I wish I had ordered thrice cooked chips as the skinny fries it came with were a bit soggy and disappointing. I really didn't need a dessert, but I can never say no, so we shared a chocolate and salted caramel pot with shortbread. This could have done with having less pot and more shortbread as was very large and I couldn't finish it. Drinks were great and I would most definitely return, we were celebrating our 8th Anniversary and had a great night.

  • ((((* 27 August 2016 by Rosie from Northampton

    Delicious food with excellent service. Recommend the crayfish and avocado starter – and the herb calves liver was as tender as spongecake! We will be back

  • ((((* 22 August 2016 by Mildred from Northampton

    Helpful staff, quick service. Food and presentation good. Had the tuna steak , very enjoyable but served on rather a lot of leaves.

  • ((((* 9 August 2016 by Richard from Wellingborough

    Food excellent - service excellent - menu caters for all tastes - possibly a bit expensive (my wife had one of the fish dishes and the fish portion was very small made up by lots of potatoes -so not great value - but very tasty she said) I had the Flat Iron Steak and my mother Pork Roast both excellent. My daughter loves the Scampi and Chips. Desserts very nice but again, very expensive (except for the ice cream which was great value for money)

  • (((** 26 July 2016 by Martin from Northampton

    Warm welcome, Excellent Service, A very good Menu, Excellent Food. My only criticism is, the drink prices were a bit steep !!!

  • ((((( 18 July 2016 by Joy from Irthlingborough

    Extensive menu, five of us went as a family , different choices , all very tasty and well presented. Lovely evening out. Good choice e of gin for me and also some very enjoyable with essential.

  • ((((* 10 July 2016 by Joanna from Northampton

    Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Delicious food. Rather slow though on a busy Friday evening. Will go frequently ??

  • ((((* 21 June 2016 by Julie from Northampton

    Lovely meal at The Red Lion, great choice and good service. Just a pity they didn't have a container for my daughters dessert that she couldn't manage so she could enjoy it again today ??. My husband said it was the best dessert he had had for ages and that is high praise indeed!

  • (((** 21 June 2016 by Dawn from Northampton

    Lovely location & friendly atmosphere. The food was very good, but front of house seems to have too many staff standing around some doing nothing & some very busy! So you wouldn't expect them to forget a side dish, & have to be reminded. The restaurant manager (the tall chap) didn't seem interested in his clients, rather walk from till to bar turning silver trays around. Not sure what he contributed! Overall it was a lovely lunch.

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