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The Red Lion

Hay Lane, Longdon Green, Rugeley, WS15 4QF

(((() British
  •  - Staffordshire
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30

Came here as a party of 5, food was exceptional, service was excellent and didn't feel rushed in any way. Will definitely be back!

Helen 04 April 2016
from Cannock

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Overlooking the village green, The Red Lion is a classic rural pub with open fires and oak floors inside, and a sun-trap of a terrace outside. The food is a hearty blend of pub favourites, flavoursome Mediterranean dishes, and tempting light bites. Sunday roasts with all the trimmings are also a firm favourite. A broad range of wines joins a wealth of cask ales amongst the drinks options at The Red Lion.

The Red Lion

Hay Lane, Longdon Green, Rugeley, WS15 4QF

Contact +44 1543490410

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Customer reviews for The Red Lion

4.4 (((() (based on 34 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (30)
  • lunch (17)
  • large parties (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • value (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • business (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 25 December 2015 by David from Lichfield


  • ((((* 24 December 2015 by Miles from Lichfield

    Very nice setting
    Great menu
    Poor pale ales

  • ((((* 22 December 2015 by Alun from yoxall

    Happy and smiling staff made us most welcome in the bar and the restaurant. Interior design comfortable and pleasing.
    Menu as always, interesting. Good value for food and wines. We have been several times before.
    Unfortunately my wife's feather of beef was too tough to cut let alone enjoy.
    They changed her meal immediately with the minimum of fuss and a great deal of attention.
    Full marks, but should it have got out of the kitchen ??.

  • ((*** 16 December 2015 by Joan from Rugeley

    Well sadly we were not impressed by the food, In fact after complaining the manageress did compensate us, but that was not the objective. Having dined with you before and been quite satisfied, we took along some guests and was embarrased by what was actually served up. One person ordered fishcakes and they were served burnt. She also requested sweet potato fries but was told there were only two servings left and you were holding those back in case anyone requested a vegetarian course.. Bad buying for a large restaurant to run out of anything you are offering on a menu. The food didnt feel freshly cooked at all. The 'roast' potatoes were rock hard and all of our food was served cold. Also.while I am having a moan, you might try updating the blackboards in the bar. We ordered two different beers you were advertiusing and you had neither. Would we recommend, yes if you address the issues people bother to tell you about.

  • ((((( 12 December 2015 by Gladys from Longdon Green

    Superb food ,excellent service ,friendly helpful staff .

    Very welcoming ,cosy ,open fires .simply the best .lookiing forward to my next visit .

  • ((((( 8 December 2015 by Pauline from Lichfield District

    Excellent meals and excellent service in a very comfy and relaxing restaurant.

  • ((((* 8 December 2015 by Pat from Sutton Coldfield

    Hi , our overall experience at the restaurant was brilliant. The Staff were helpful, friendly and above all attentive. The ambience was great, warm, welcoming and we felt we had made a very good choice. The food was excellent. Beautifully presented but also tasted fantastic accept I had order the Chicken Supreme with Feta Cheese,Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad. Sadly the salad came with only ONE piece of Feta Cheese. Unfortunately it was put right toward the end if my meal!!!! Also during the course of the meal we became cold!!! The entrance directly into the restaurant was allowing cold air in and as there was no other heating on except for the central fire, within the restaurant, it soon chilled the room. A lady sat by the in the inner vestibule had to put her coat on!!!! I have rebooked for 13 people on the 30/01/16 and hope this feed back will help.

  • (((** 8 December 2015 by Susan from Stafford

    Good food service not so good at busy times but staff helpful and pleasant

  • ((((( 7 December 2015 by Julie from Stafford

    Excellent food, cosy, comfortable venue, lovely Christmas decorations! Staff were friendly and helpful.
    Only criticism would be that we had to wait for our table, even though it had been booked well in advance, also we had a bottle of Australian Shiraz wine which we were a little disappointed with.

  • ((((* 2 December 2015 by Julie from Lichfield

    A busy lunchtime so had a bit of a wait but superb food & good value for money

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