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The Red Lion, Bradley

Smithy Lane, Bradley, Stafford, United Kingdom, ST18 9DZ
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Opening Information

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 - 14.30 & 17.30 - 21.00 Tues- Sat
12.00 - 19.00 Sun

Facilities
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Friday, 22 February 2019

Still a little pricey but still enjoyable

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Excellent rump steak with beautiful sweet tomatoes. Best meal we have had out for a long time. The service was also excellent with friendly and attentive waitresses. We will definitely be back. Thankyou

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Food is very good but the serving staff urgently need training. They are friendly and very nice, but they have not had adequate training. I booked a table for 4 adults and two children for lunch yesterday It wasn't very busy but took far too long to come to take our orders, asked if we would like water but then forgot to bring any. The children ordered garlic bread from the children's menu, but that took ages to arrive and there was far too much for their starters. The main courses for everyone also took ages to arrive but the food was excellent when it did come. We then ordered desserts and coffee/tea. The coffee and tea eventually arrived after a long delay but there was no sign of the desserts, We asked for the desserts first and the waiters seemed very surprised that we would want desserts first but said the desserts were being prepared. There was then another long delay until the desserts appeared (but again when they arrived they were excellent). When we finished, we did receive fresh tea and coffee. Incidentally the tea strainers do not catch all the tea leaves. We had a similar extended eating experience at the Red Lion at lunchtime for 8 adults on Valentines Day but put this down to the fact it was very busy that day, but it was not very busy yesterday at lunch time and still it took two and a half hours - not great with two children to keep happy! The service needs to be urgently addressed through training and we hope it is quickly or there is a danger that customers will go elsewhere. The food is excellent so it would be a great shame if that were to happen.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

It just doesn't get any better than this Pub. The welcome is warm and friendly, the food is simply sublime. The duck and apricot rillette is rich and flavoursome and complimented perfectly by the sharp apple chutney. The pork and chilli scotch egg is delicious. The salmon was beautifully cooked and the seasoning spot on. My husband still believes that this is the best fish and chips anywhere and Saturday evening confirmed this again. The batter is light and crispy and remains so even with lemon juice. Cannot fault any part of our experience and look forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

We had an really enjoyable sunday lunch for the four of us. Lovely food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Super efficient and friendly staff; food was delicious (as usual). Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Could've paid more attention as to when drinks were empty.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Though the menu looked exciting and different, the food was disappointing. Three small Portobello mushrooms swamped in melted cheese which was not a blue cheese as the menu claimed was a let down for the first course. The mixed mushroom papardelle for the main course (I love mushrooms) was an even bigger disappointment. The pasta was tasteless and the mushrooms scant and bland. We waited ages to be given menus and asked twice for them, waited ages for both courses. I will not complain during an evening out to spare fellow diners embarrassment, but felt you need this feedback.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Relaxed but professional atmosphere. Food and service excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Very friendly welcoming staff, good variety on the menu, tasty

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Had a lovely lunch today, this is a really lovely pub and our food today was excellent. The service was also excellent and we will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The new menu is fantastic. The staff always great.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Fantastic, friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Each time we have been for sunday lunch everything has been excellent. I could not find fault at all

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Food was nice and setting was nice. I have a three year old daughter and the only thing that disappointed me was I ordered her melon to start and when it came there was no melon on the plate just grapes and oranges which would of been ok but she didn’t like the coulee that was over the top of it. Plain and simple would of been better with melon.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Afternoon tea was delicious! Staff were happy to help with our requests. Will definitely be going back there

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Friendly pub, good food

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Not been for many years but pleasantly surprised at the changes. Staff very friendly. Service excellent. Food very tasty. Well worth the money. All in all a very nice birthday evening. Be seeing you again in the not to distant future.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Potions small and lacking flavor. Belly pork cooked without crispy skin so very fatty - one of us sent their's back. Vegetable portions minuscule - 2 micro carrots and 2 small cabbage leaves. Took 3 attempts to get the bill right. Very disappointed

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Food was lovely but service extremely poor compared to when we visited the weekend before Christmas

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Food as always was excellent however the service was not as good as it was on previous visits. We had to wait at the bar whilst the lone barmaid was pouring drinks for the restaurant. After starters were served there was quite a wait for table to be cleared and had to ask someone to order another round of drinks. The restaurant was full and they were run off their feet delivering meals so it may be a case that you were understaffed that day but you may consider it's worthwhile considering that more staff may be appropriate, especially on a Sunday.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Roast Chicken was absolutely scrumptious. Liquor coffee was very good too

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Our very first visit to a lovely relaxing restaurant with a wide range of meals which are cooked to perfection, very friendly staff who are very attentive. So easy to book a table via the web site and also be able to view the menu My wife and i will definitely be returning to sample some more dishes, just a shame the bar had ran out of hobgoblin ale

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

A super evening. The food was lovely. The service was great, our waiter was lovely. Pleasantly surprised at the bill too. We will be back.

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