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Red Lion, Kettering Northants, Northampton

Red Lion

4.7
4.7
596 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Head Chef & Proprietors Richard Gordon and Sonya Harvey welcome you to the Red Lion situated in the heart of Cranford near Kettering a village steeped in history & the pub being the mainstay since the 1700’s.

With over 50 years combined experience we bring people together with our love of great food and drink delivered with passion.

Priding ourselves on being ECO-local we have reduced our carbon footprint by using local produce, recycling & upcycling as much as possible as well as providing waste for Bio Fuel. #EcoLocalRedLion.

All welcome and catered for including dogs!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01536 330476

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Sonya Harvey and Richard Gordon

  • Area

    Kettering

  • Parking Details

    We have ample parking with plenty of overflow on the main street directly outside the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 596 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Service

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Ambience

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Value

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Group Bookings

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Healthy

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Lunch

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Romance

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Special Occasions

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Most Booked

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  1. TG

    TebbsG

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our special occasion restaurant and it’s never let us down yet. Food excellent, beer (Proper Job) is always kept well. Staff efficient and very friendly. Worth travelling from Northampton for!
  2. ME

    MichaelaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We absolutely love this place. Will be back very soon
  3. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambience and superb service. Will definitely visit again.
  4. BR

    BenR

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service thank you and I am sure we shall come again
  5. F

    Frankie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambiance, couldn’t have asked for a better meal!
  6. VW

    VanessaW

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A lovely meal, burgers were amazing and such a beautiful pub/restaurant
  7. YA

    YvonneA

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointed! Although the staff and ambience was very friendly the food wasn't worth the money. My daughters roast beef had to be returned as it was rare, she wasn't asked how she would like it cooked at the time of order. This was corrected without fuss, however, the vegetables were cold and undercooked (I understand people like them al dente but these were crisp!) My crab had small shards of shell mixed in the meat so I had to eat with caution which ruined the meal. The pudding was excellent so they redeemed themselves a little but the two courses were not worth the money spent
  8. J

    Jojo

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and interesting food. Good service - happy to accommodate all our requests. Overheard us saying our table was a bit noisy for the hard of hearing and moved us to a quieter spot even though it was pretty busy.
  9. DL

    DavidL

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all respects - delicious food and friendly, swift service.
  10. PB

    PhilippaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, just a delay in getting the bill and we were charged an adult price for child’s dessert. Nothing major and as it was late on Sunday I would think the staff were exhausted! Will definitely be going back
  11. S

    Sundaylunch

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Sunday lunch was excellent which lots of choice for everyone
  12. LM

    LindaM

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, fabulous service - my new favourite place.
  13. EP

    ElizabethP

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and the staff helpful and very personable.
  14. S

    Saraj

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only feedback is that the 1kilo of muscles is too much for 1 person, would be better as a share plate.
  15. HA

    HayleyA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Service very good. Lovely location can recommend
  16. SK

    SteveK

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Red Lion just keeps getting better. Had the pork belly for Sunday dinner and it was fantastic . The truffle stuffing was delicious. Staff are always lovely too. Definitely recommend.
  17. K

    Karen8

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The staff were really well informed on the vegan choices.
  18. MR

    MarkR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class service. And food was lovely.
  19. SA

    StuartA

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Well presented and accommodates GF options
  20. C

    Corkym

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu. Delicious starters. Good portions. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  21. L

    Lilipops

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee!
  22. J

    Jayne

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Came with my husband, son and grandaughter and didn't really enjoy it as much as usual. Seaweed far too salty on my husband even though he didn't put any on his self. My son and grandaughter said pesto sauce too salty on chicken too. Fortunately I had requested no sauce , but we were all very disappointed with my husband birthday meal
  23. KB

    KatyB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere! Highly recommend this place.
  24. DS

    DianeS

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very welcoming The menu was amazingly extensive Food was enjoyed The pie of the day was great !
  25. CO

    CONORH

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    5* service, quality of drinks and food. Absolutely love the place & can’t wait to return to celebrate our next big piece of news! A special occasion dining dream!
  26. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely and service was very friendly and quick
  27. SB

    ShevonneB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Lovely venue and ambience. Lovely staff.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive staff, friendly atmosphere
  29. S

    Sheena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly, the food was excellent! Having moved from London to Kettering only a few weeks ago and This being our first visit to a local pub and having a roast, we’re super happy! By far one of the best 3 course meals we’ve had and we will Enjoy coming back here time and time again! Compliments to the chef!!
  30. B

    Bellini1

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made very welcome, we were a family group and pram. Fantastic choice on menu, all dishes well presented and beautifully cooked. Couldn't fault anything. Attentive service but very relaxed atmosphere. We have been many times and have never been disappointed. Well done, a very memorable family occasion. Thanks!
  31. K

    K1234

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was nice but I feel it was overpriced for what it was. Service wasn’t very good. Staff weren’t very attentive and it felt like they didn’t want to be there.
  32. NP

    NikkiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Atmosphere was great and staff couldn’t be any more accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our night.
  33. SB

    SimonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for a special occasion and didn’t disappoint. Lovely food and very welcoming. Will be back.
  34. a

    aland

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Another lovely meal and excellent service. Well done to all the staff. Only criticism is that all the Yorkshire puddings were burnt and really do not need to be so big.
  35. JC

    JulieC

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food lovely place to I’ll definitely be back. Staff very friendly and attentive
  36. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding, servers were so attentive and friendly. The menu is varied and the meals my husband and I had were cooked perfectly. They were generous portions and presentation was good. We will definitely be returning.
  37. T

    Tillylush

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely venue. Convenient for us to meet family half way along A14. Got very noisy when dining room was full.
  38. BD

    BrianD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very good menu and the service food etc very good
  39. GA

    GoldenArrow

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Sunday lunch once again. Yes it’s a bit more pricey than some places but the quality is great . Couldn’t fault our very tasty food at all. Staff always very welcoming too. Would definitely recommend and we will be back .
  40. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gorgeous Roast, large portion so no room fir dessert which was a shame as they looked good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Red Lion is rated 4.7 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Red Lion

High Street Cranford Kettering Northants, Northampton NN14 4AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Kettering

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have ample parking with plenty of overflow on the main street directly outside the building.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sonya Harvey and Richard Gordon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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