Popped in for some food with the family and the warm was very welcome. Great service and happy and friendly staff. The food is
fantastic, I have a food allergy and always worry about whether food is ok for me. I had nothing to worry about tonight, the menu gives an indication of what the food contains but the chef...
So, some background. Four very passionate locals have taken on this pub with a view to making it the local pub they would love to be in. None of them have any previous experience but all of them have a huge desire to make it work. There is a temporary chef in there at the moment and they are looking for a new, permanent chef and manager in the New Year. This should help to explain why the menu is a bit limited at the moment and certain processes or standards aren't quite in place (as pointed out by a couple of other reviewers). However, these are all temporary issues and, actually, minor ones at that. We were a party of 11 celebrating a birthday on 15th December. We had fantastic service, despite the pub being packed to the rafters, and the atmosphere was great. The food isn't gastropub standard but Cholsey doesn't need a gastropub. Cholsey needs a friendly, welcoming pub serving good, standard pub food that is great value for money and that is what you'll find here at the Red Lion. We love our new local.
First visit to the red lion and over all very impressed. staff very friendly and very attentive.so i would arrange a meal there again. great surroundings. Food arrived hot and plentiful. Overall a great experience. Highly recommended.
I have been to the Red Lion a few times since the new owners took over. The changes they have made have been fab. Loved the pizza and also really impressed with the selection of gin!
This has been recently (Nov '16) taken over by a few local families who have a real desire to see it succeed. They're extremely friendly and welcoming to all. They have a fab gin menu with fresh garnishes and fever tree tonics. Also great beer - what's not to love. A fab warm, welcoming atmosphere and plenty of space and parking. An all round winner.