The Red Lion

With its rough-cut stone exterior and thatch, the Red Lion is outwardly the archetypal olde worlde pub – ‘but’, say trusted readers, ‘in our granddaughter’s terminology, the place rocks. More

Contact details

The Red Lion
Babcary
Somerset
TA11 7ED
England
01458 223 230

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6. All in converted barn, 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, snug, restaurant, private dining room, meeting/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT), farm shop, garden (play area, marquee for wedding parties), bar is wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar area, regular live music nights.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bars only.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B single £95-£105, double £115-£125. A la carte £29.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

With its rough-cut stone exterior and thatch, the Red Lion is outwardly the archetypal olde worlde pub – ‘but,’ say trusted readers, ‘in our granddaughter’s terminology, the place rocks.’ In the cosy bar, with beams, flagstones and open fire, a blackboard announces that it’s Pimm’s o’clock and advertises the Bellini of the day. The operation is ‘aimed at the younger audience’, yet also ‘caters very satisfactorily for the older generation’. The staff ‘go out of their way to please’. Bedrooms, in a timber-clad building across the garden, are ‘immaculate’, painted in restful shades, with ‘stylish furniture’ and ‘delicate abstract’ works by an artist friend. At wood tables in the dining room – ‘no frills or flowers’ – chef Jake Tutill’s menus (24 hours from field to fork) include such dishes as lamb cutlets, mini-shepherd’s pie, carrot purée; ‘cleverly presented pork with crackling strips’. Fish is from British waters, maybe pan-fried hake, shellfish risotto, sea lettuce, sauce vierge. On summer weekends pizzas are cooked alfresco. Breakfast, served in the Den – ‘effectively a very smart café’ – is ‘entirely satisfactory’ if simple, with local free-range eggs.

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The Red Lion
Babcary
Somerset
TA11 7ED

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