Red Lion

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High Street, Avebury, United Kingdom
01672 539266

Red Lion Avebury Reviews

sarahelaine sarahela…
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Red lion May 27, 2008
How many pubs have you been to that are slap in the middle of a prehistoric stone circle? I mean, surely, nuff said!

The Red Lion is a nice pub in the middle of Avebury stone circle. It is in a nice building, and does great lunches and real ale. Real ale, as I have ranted before, is an underrated aspect of British food heritage and is really nice. But if you want fizzy cold lager order that instead.

The Red Lion does have a small problem in that they have parking problems; people park there to avoid paying English Heriatage prices for the rest of the village. But nothing works up an appetite like parking a mile away at Silbury Hill and walking in. And then you get to see a prehistoric man made hill too.

The staff are very friendly, the service is nice, and no-one cares if you walk in all muddy having come off a hike on the Ridgeway. The menu errs on the side of hearty, and there is little in the way of pretension, but I've eaten there twice and the food is delicious and reasonably genorous. My current favorite is Tart Paysanne - like Quiche would be if it was lovely - and soup.

I think it is worth coming here, even if only for a half pint, because it is in the middle of a stone circle. The lovely staff and decent food are the bonus.

Even Stonehenge doesn't have a pub in the middle!
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motacek2 says:
Great review! I'll keep it on my list to do!
Posted on: Jun 06, 2008
sarahelaine says:
red, you've obviously never had a pint of Deuchars IPA, or a 40 shilling. And the Scots joined forces with the French as much for the Claret as to annoy you lot. We like Drinking - decent whiskey is far from the only option!
Posted on: Jun 03, 2008
redzzed says:
never mind ale ,i thought scots only liked scotch ;-P
Posted on: Jun 02, 2008
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