The Red Lion

High Street, Islip, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX5 2RX
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Open daily from 9am for breakfast, coffee & cake. Food served all day- Lunch from Noon & Dinner from 5pm

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  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Red Lion

The Red Lion Public House & Dining Room

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 January 2020

enjoyed it

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 January 2020

The food was fabulous as was the quality of wine. Menu is varied with a lot of appealing choices. Meal presentation was excellent with generous serving sizes and attractive accompaniments. When we asked for the bill we noticed our drinks were not on it, so we pointed this out. When we received our new bill it had increased by nearly £20 which surprised us as we had only had one glass of wine each, so we felt £9.90 per glass was a bit steep!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Wonderful food, great service and even tastier food! A great Boxing Day meal out!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

We booked a table for Boxing Day lunch and arrived a few minutes early. We order our food and drinks within five minutes and asked particularly for the children’s food to come as soon as possible. 45 mins later we were still waiting. Even the bread we ordered to keep them going took 40 mins to arrive. By this time the children were tired and hungry. The entire time we were there we were the only people in the rest so being busy could not have been an excuse. Finally the kids Meals arrived follow shortly by the rest. We had waited nearly an hour by now. By this time the little ones were too tired to eat. My daughter had to have her meal packed up so she could take her son home to sleep. Afterwards she said her fish cakes smelled so bad on the way home she didn’t even bother to taste them. Our food was disappointing to say the least. Mushroom tagliatelle looked and tasted as if a carton of cream and a few mushrooms had been chucked in with very little else. And so on for the other plates. Overall an experience not to be repeated.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

As ever great service from this lovely cosy village pub

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Bit disappointed no Christmas crackers on table as it was a festive menu.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Lovely food, friendly staff, beautifully decorated surroundings.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

An excellent meal with the sensible portions well cooked and presented all very tasty. Excellent service from friendly staff. Congratulations DPrice.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Lovely place, great food, we will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

We all enjoyed our Christmas meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

A quiet lunch with friendly bar staff and better-than-average pub food

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We arrived early and was shown to our table straight away. Whilst in the bar area ordering drinks we were reading the bar snacks menu which took our fancy. We were told when ordering there was no rose on the menu. We perused the menu at our table and still had our eye on what we had seen in the bar. We asked one waitress and she said it was fine to order these. When it came to ordering we ordered some of the bar snacks for starter we were told by the other waitress you couldn't order bar menu in the restaurant side. In the end we were able to but it wasn't a good start. There were quite a few dishes on the already small menu which weren't available The food was faultless and I'm glad we were allowed the bar snacks as these were so tasty. Were weren't offered any condiments which was the only issue with the mains. I think the menu could do with a couple of more choices or you could have a specials board. We had a £50 voucher which was given to us in two £25. When we came to pay we were told the till would only accept one which was disappointing. We will return to give it another go.

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

My 2nd visit and you didn’t disappoint, the food was amazing. I must try and come along when not driving to enjoy some of your wines!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Very tasty food

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

We will certainly come again, we are not local people but you are a delightful venue and conveniently placed for friends to meet up. We didn’t quite understand why it was stipulated that we needed to vacate our table by 2 pm on our booking confirmation.We certainly were not rushed in any way and it could deter first time visitors to your Restuarant from booking.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Staff were professional, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. The team were fantastic and The Barn with the garden proved to be the perfect private venue for us. Very happy.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Went on a week night and it was very quiet, however, service was very slow which was quite strange considering there was hardly anyone there. Food was also quite disappointing for the price and a couple of the puddings tasted stale. It’s a shame because we have previously had nice meals and good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Wonderful food, friendly atmosphere - a lovely evening out.

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

We were a group of 20 who arrived on a very hot day for tea/coffee and cake. We were served very quickly and efficiently and were also provided with water and ice cold glasses which was so refreshing and appreciated by all. It was a little disappointing that the cake provided, though delicious, was all chocolate - not to everyone's taste.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Really good service and food, special mention goes to Amber who took our booking and organised our small gathering. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Great place

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Nice evening

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Lovely environment and atmosphere. Food was lovely and staff attentiattentive and pleasant. My father had been two nights before and advised not to have the pork though as portion was very small!! To be fair all food we had was plentiful and tasty

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

It was a lovely Sunday lunch in a really excellentllent pub. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Busy Sunday for Father's Day!

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