The Red Lion at Newton, Newton near Sleaford Reviews

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★★★★★

“Great value”

Written on: 04/02/2014 by nc44 (1 review written)

This was the first visit since the change of landlords and what a pleasant surprise. The reception was warm and friendly and very helpful. The food and beer were of excellent quality and the service was great. I hope that people will forget how this place used to be and give it another try, you will be pleased by the changes… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Just what a good pub should be”

Written on: 04/01/2014 by Mjlincs (1 review written)

The Red Lion nestles in a quiet corner of the lovely Lincolnshire village of Newton just a mile from the busy A52 outside Grantham not far from Sleaford or the A1 at Colsterworth and the new landlord and landlady really know how to run a good pub the welcome was as warm as the roaring fire in bar . The food was really good and quite obviously freshly cooked, my haddock and chips were wonderful but I wish I’d had the burger, it looked scrummy. One of our party is a steak eater and said his… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Food and Ale to die for.”

Written on: 16/10/2013 by huahin858 (1 review written)

My wife and I visited this little jewel of a pub on Sat 12th Oct 2013 and what a treat. The hosts were very friendly and attentive, the cask ales were excellent , especially the St Austell Brewery offering of Trelawny. We then enjoyed a fabulous 3 course meal in very pleasant surroundings with a lovely atmosphere. The food was truly excellent, starting with the normally bland Tomato and Basil soup, which at this venue was very nice indeed. My main course of Beef and Ale pie with home made… Read Full Review

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“Don't drive past”

Written on: 19/09/2013

What a find! the owners have just taken over, but what excellent food, service and value for money. We were just returning from a holiday in Norfolk and follwed the makeshift signs. They made us feel at home immediately. I hope the locals realise what a gem they have in their midst… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Prilent. Friendly. Smile”

Written on: 22/08/2013 by Speedybrear (1 review written)

Good place for us cyclists and good snack.thank you This will be my regular route… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“good food, good, frinedly service.”

Written on: 11/07/2013 by Countrysider (1 review written)

Our first visit coincided with the imminent arrival of a party of 24 for mid week lunch. The landlady spoke to the chef who agreed he could do us lunch quickly before the party arrived. The food was beautiful, and we could not fault the food or the service and the pub itself was lovely and located in a picturesqe stone built village. We hope to return to the Red Lion next time we are in the area… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Sunday carvery fabulous ”

Written on: 05/06/2013

Haven't been to The Red Lion for years and dicided to try their Sunday carvery, it was fabulous definitely the cheese cake for the desert it was to die for we shall be returning very soon… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Sunday lunch”

Written on: 21/04/2013

We visited the Red Lion today with friends, we used a grupon voucher, It was a lovely carvery, , The choice was beef pork or ham with a good choice of veggies all well cooked and hot and to finish an Eaton mess to die for will be back thank qu… Read Full Review

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“Sunday Lunch”

Written on: 05/03/2013 by Touristgirl (1 review written)

After quite a long journey we found the Red Lion a friend had bought a Groupon voucher for 4 and for the price she had paid we were a little worried about what we would receive. We duly arrived and found a very attractive bar area which at 1.15 pm was quite busy. After we had obtained our drinks we were told where our table was and duly went and sat down. After a short while we were told that we could go to the carvery a very pleasant surprise choice of 4 meats, 6 vegetables and all the… Read Full Review

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“Still a bit to learn”

Written on: 28/11/2012 by popie (1 review written)

My husband and I with 2 friends booked a table for last Saturday night. We got a warm welcome at the bar asked what we would like to drink and then given menus. We had a choice of tables as only 1 other table taken and all evening only 4 more people arrived having said this it was an awful evening weather wise. I had the best steak I have had for a long time and would recommend it.The food was very hot and nice to have it on a hot plate. The sweets very nice not a lot of choice but well… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Omg what happened to this place?!”

Written on: 10/11/2012

When we arrived, two members of staff were sat at separate tables eating. No customers! Quite surprising at 7pm on a Saturday night! As my friend and I approached the bar, neither of them got up to serve us. One of them did arrive to get our drinks but did not ask if we were planning to eat with them and therefore didn't provide us with a menu. They continued eating. As I went to look at what appeared to be a specials board, I came upon the menu and took two. After we had finished our drinks… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/03/2013

We visited recently as a foursome expecting to have dinner, for which we had booked a table.
Upon arrival the greeting was mediocre and no enquiry as to wether we were dining.
The bar service was ordinary and we too had to sort the menus and the specials.
It was a cold hole, we were the only four for quite a time then three came and quickly went.
The service was fair but the scraping of the plates, at our table, when main course was cleared took me back to cafe standards.
The signage locally referred to "under new management" but frankly I question wether they will be open for much longer !!
We will not be going back under any circumstances.

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★★★☆☆

“took my parents there for dinner got told they could...”

Written on: 28/11/2010

took my parents there for dinner got told they could fit us in and after 40mins was finally seated..
food then took another 45mins to get to us.
the food was good but seems if your not a local dont bother!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Sunday lunch was excellent hot food with a boat of hot...”

Written on: 15/11/2010

Sunday lunch was excellent hot food with a boat of hot gravy (which is unusual in a pub) pudding was very tasty, service very good. Owner was very friendly. Keep it up. Will be returning… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“a great pub with a great atmosphere i wish the new...”

Written on: 13/11/2010

a great pub with a great atmosphere i wish the new owners the very best of luck i had a lovley sunday lunch with my family the food was fab and we shall be going back… Read Full Review

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“This is the best steak and chips in the WORLD!!!!”

Written on: 21/10/2010 by Jill C Smith (1 review written)

This is the best steak and chips in the WORLD!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“We have never eaten in the Red Lion before but decided...”

Written on: 11/10/2009

We have never eaten in the Red Lion before but decided to go there with my parents (who live locally) for a Friday lunch meal. The service was very good, the staff being both attentive and pleasant without being overpowering. The food was very good overall but only spoilt by serving up some chips which seemed to have been re-heated rather than freshly cooked. This was a disappointment and spoilt an otherwise excellent meal as the rest of the food was superb and it would not stop us returning as… Read Full Review

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“Dropping in to The Red Lion at Newton on the off...”

Written on: 08/09/2009

Dropping in to The Red Lion at Newton on the off chance on a journey home from Norwich to Sheffield. The menu of fresh homecooked vegetables was a welcome change from the usual deep fried chips and burgers most pub food serve nowadays. The service was great and the food delicious. If we ever pass that way again we will certainly call in again… Read Full Review

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“Arrived at The Red Lion on a busy weekend, wet and...”

Written on: 08/06/2009 by RAFMAN (1 review written)

Arrived at The Red Lion on a busy weekend, wet and hungrey. After been informed that we should have booked first - we waited in the bar area for 15 minutes before the management confirmed that we could be accommodated.
We purchased drinks, were shown to our table and within minutes were called to the carvery serving area. The meats on offer were cooked fresh and looked fantastic. The vegetables were vibrant and colourful, again all cooked freshly. An assortment of sauces and gravy, were too n… Read Full Review

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“The atmosphere and food were excellent. I have eaten...”

Written on: 02/03/2009 by Jonu (1 review written)

The atmosphere and food were excellent. I have eaten there several times before but this was the first time I'd had Sunday lunch - it certainly won't be the last! The quality of the meats on the carvery was superb as were the vegetables. As the person organising (for the first time) such a large party I was a little apprehensive as to how a.) the pub would cope and b.) how my friends would like it. There were no problems with either. 10 out of 10 for value for money: carvery was just under… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Red Lion at Newton, Newton near Sleaford, is a...”

Written on: 02/03/2009

The Red Lion at Newton, Newton near Sleaford, is a very nice country pub with a wlcoming open fire in the winter months. The food is very good throughout the week and the sunday lunches are the best we've ever had in a pub. They are so tasty and you can help yourself to the vegetables. There is a pleasant outside eating area in the summer. The current landlord has worked hard to improve not only the food but also the surroundings in this once very popular pub that had sadly become rather… Read Full Review

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