The Red Lion, Bradley

Smithy Lane, Bradley, Stafford, United Kingdom, ST18 9DZ
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Bar Opening Times (Winter)
17.00 - 23.00 Mon
11.30 - 23.00 Tues- Sat
12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Restaurant & Food Service Times (winter)
Monday - no food service
12.00 - 14.15 & 17.30 - 21.00 Tues- Sat
12.00 - 19.00 Sun

Facilities
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled Access

About The Red Lion, Bradley

The Red Lion at Bradley is a quintessential village pub in the heart of Staffordshire. Inside you'll find a building lovingly transformed by its new owners but with a wealth of original features, including open fires, oak beams and all the quirkiness of a village pub.

Everyone says the same thing - The Red Lion used to be "The place to go", we are proud to awaken the Lion and hear it ROAR again.

Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday to Saturday from 2.45 – 4.00pm

Michelin Plate Award 2017/2018

Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Afternoon Tea, British, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

excellent food and beers as usual!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Delighted with service and meal

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Lovely meal and good service

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

We enjoy drinking and or dining with the Red Lion. Yesterday's meal was very good. Pate & mushrooms to start and the Turkey and veg roasts. The vegetables were great and not the usual carrots and peas. My husband really enjoyed his Turkey. The bar service was, as always, very good. If there was anything to pick up on, I would say the menu only showed the vegetarian symbol next to 1 option when others were vegetarian. Whilst it was v busy, we were sat with empty glasses on our table for a lot of the meal. Finally, not sure this has been picked up now but when I tried to book, there was a message saying the security of the website wasn't safe.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

The food was excellent again but the service in the restaurant was slow, we had to ask several times for a few different things.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Great family Sunday lunch. Menu superb and full of variety, cooked to perfection. Service attentive and highly efficient without being overbearing. Great time had by all. Well Done!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Love the place. Good food great atmosphere and great staff.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Servive was a little slow, but all staff were friendly

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

The staff should be commended for their professionalism together with their friendly manner.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Excellent meal, service good, there were many in the restaurant but a pleasant atmosphere and not to noisy.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 December 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch with friends, couldn’t fault anything will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Lovely afternoon tea, lovely staff,really spoilt us all (8 of us) also very considerate with allergy content. Staff very attentive, would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Excellent service & the food was fabulous.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

We visited the Red Lion on Saturday lunchtime, and choose off the new Christmas menu. We waited a long time for our starters, and were then offered someone else’s in error. We had pear and cheese tart (outstanding) and pate (only three small pieces of bruschetta so not enough to eat all the jar of pate, but very tasty). For main course we had beef dish and a vegetable bake. Again excellent meals, superb beef very tender. The price for a two course lunch was on the high side, but when you consider the quality of the food was excellent. This pub is more a restaurant, and the meals are more for a special occasion than your average pop out for lunch cost. Service was friendly and very polite.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

The best meal we’ve had for a very long time

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

As always we thoroughly enjoyed our food, and sitting by the fire and Christmas tree for a drink afterwards. Service was brilliant. We will always return.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Really pleased to have found the Red Lion! Had a fantastic evening meal- lovely atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Hi we are regular guests for a number of years and your other venues. I had to ask yesterday for more mash potatoe with a reply from the chief if you want some its extra, mash potatoe was a tea spoon, showed the new boy who looked amazed, to be bought extra about a table spoon, what going on are things really that bad, the place was buzzing this week were as last few months has been quiet ? two of our friends whom we work with both had seperate big parties yesterday at the RL by our recommendation, please dont spoil the venue with sillyness re mash potatoe. kind regards

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

It was my birthday & a group of us had a lovely Sunday lunch with great service. We enjoyed every morsel & the selection of veg was lovely. Really liked the atmosphere too. It is the first time we’ve been but most certainly we shall be returning. I’ve just moved to the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Lovely atmosphere, great food & service.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was well presented and hot (where needed!) and very pleasing atmosphere. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

We enjoyed another well presented excellent meal . Great atmosphere Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

The food was very good, however, for the money, the portions seemed small , there was little veg which was unfortunate as what there was , was good...a few carrot julienne maybe for colour and extra taste. So, all in all a fair dining experience, nice surroundings and waitress service , but take note on the comments above as in this area there are alot of other eateries.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

Service was excellent; the ambience was good, drinks were good, the food was okay but not excellent by a long way. The menu choices, particularly for starters, was very poor and uninspiring. All four of us were intent on having a three course meal but none of the starters on the menu was attractive enough for us to choose, so we missed out that entire course.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Excellent food, service and value for money. We have been to the grill night on a number of occasions and will certainly be going again.

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