Red Lion

4.7
293 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 293 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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IanJ
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch. Burger and chicken curry was amazing. Service very good and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always! Food was delicious and just a really nice atmosphere 😊

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LauraP
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and of exceptionally high standard

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HazelC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal and would recommend it highly

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SallyB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Expensive for the food on offer. Tempura vegetables were in lumps together. Took half an hour to get the cheese for dessert. Only got a small slice of focaccia for starter with mushrooms on top for £8.

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kimw
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Sunday roast, lamb was cooked to perfection. Had 3 courses and all were delicious. Great service. Will be back.

SB
StephenB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, sadly had a squalling child at the next door table that despite all efforts, would not settle. I know it’s a risk one takes.

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Megen
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a Sunday lunch. Food was delicious and really good value for 2 courses. Great gluten free options too!

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, calm atmosphere, prompt and friendly service

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AndrewM
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The choice of dishes offered is sensible as the food is freshly prepared. The pub has become our number one choice for lunch. It is dog friendly and there is an excellent choice of draft beers. The service is friendly and efficient. As well as the pub and restaurant sections, there is also an extensive under-cover outdoor area, heated when it needs to be.

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GregH
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and awesome grub will be back again

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SimonC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good! Booking simple and efficient. Welcome very good. Choice of table was no issue. Great service. Really nice food and quite a lot on the mains we had, so glad we didn't have starters, much as I love them!

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stephanies
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and service

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch, staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, perfectly cooked, with generous portion sizes. Will definitely be visiting again

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KarenS
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault a thing. Great food and service just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my cousin and our friend to the Red Lion for my birthday and both girls thought the food, ambience and service was outstanding.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have eaten for a long while. The staff are great too.

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Dexysdad
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Choose the Red Lion for a reunion with friends and we had a brilliant time. The food was lovely, the service was great and we weren't rushed in any way which was perfect as we had a lot to catch-up on! Would thoroughly recommend and we are looking forward to coming back again.

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CharlieS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog and kid friendly. Great service and lovely food. A really happy place to go to.

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AmyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The staff as so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, friendly service. Meal deal was very good value

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice - could do with something to help with the background noise of the customers.

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dianeh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very impressed with the Red Lion - food was very good and such good value on the 2 for £25 meal deal.

Good ambiance - lots of laughter all around us and the best cup of coffee anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service nice surroundings drinks a bit pricey

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday roast was excellent, could not fault it. Drinks a little expensive but isn’t everywhere nowadays.

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PamL
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good choice for Sunday lunch, plenty to eat, nicely presented, lovely food.

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Diner64
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good experience for Sunday Lunch.
Good service and very good food.

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NathalieA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked in last minute for an early dinner, the staff were great, food was lovely and we had a really nice time. Thank you all so much! Look forward to seeing you again

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a great surrounding.

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ToniW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met family here for the first time in over a year. The team were exceptional, the food was great value and our dog was very welcome! Perfect location and we will be back!

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Lydia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and huge portions! Menu is great and the pub is beautiful

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RachMark
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing! Staff so friendly too and give you a fantastic service. Would highly recommend

JM
JudithM
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent friendly service, food really tasty and well presented. No rush, ambience pleasant, will be back.

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MelC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal to celebrate our anniversary. Staff very attentive. Food fantastic Loved the special complimentary ‘happy anniversary’ dessert. Highly recommended.

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EdwinaE
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, brilliant food we love eating here, will be back here very soon

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was very good but tables a bit too close together for me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book
Table was ready when we arrived
Good Service
Good choices
Good service

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, varied menu and everything was tasty, the mussels were particularly good. The scotch egg starter was delicious and very filling, will definitely be back

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Harty
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, wonderful food, creative and very tasty, will return soon

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Diner
Northampton
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining, in a perfect village location. Staff super friendly, great deals on in the week on the main dishes, we had a wonderful time. Food was delicious. I shall return!

FAQs

Red Lion is rated 4.7 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.