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Red Lion, Kettering Northants, Northampton
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Red Lion

4.7
4.7
743 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Head Chef & Proprietors Richard Gordon and Sonya Harvey welcome you to the Red Lion situated in the heart of Cranford near Kettering a village steeped in history & the pub being the mainstay since the 1700’s.

With over 50 years combined experience we bring people together with our love of great food and drink delivered with passion.

Priding ourselves on being ECO-local we have reduced our carbon footprint by using local produce, recycling & upcycling as much as possible as well as providing waste for Bio Fuel. #EcoLocalRedLion.

All welcome and catered for including dogs!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01536 330476

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Sonya Harvey and Richard Gordon

  • Catering

    Greedy Gordons Group provide events catering

  • Private party facilities

    Enquire with the team for special occasions

  • Neighbourhood

    Kettering

  • Parking Details

    We have ample parking with plenty of overflow on the main street directly outside the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Overall

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Food

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Service

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Ambience

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Value

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Innovative

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Good for groups

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Romantic

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Angie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at the Red Lion, a warm welcome, great service and delicious food. Because of the popularity, we couldn't book a table until 8.15pm, but this was only a slight inconvenience. Definitely return, and we'll book we'll in advance!
  2. RC

    RichardC

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food, the restaurant area is quite noisy (well it was when we went) which makes it a little less relaxing but other than that a lovely meal out.
  3. TB

    TimB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Send visit and the food is amazing! A little pricey but great for special occasions. Service was great, staff very attentive and chatty. I highly recommend the Red Lion.
  4. LB

    LeeB

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Never had a bad meal here. Food is always amazing.
  5. MM

    MichaelM

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great venue no hasle or rush to place your order good menu selection including wines and beers plus soft drinks excellent food quality
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch. Great meal an service
  7. SG

    SteveG

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food indeed, all 6 courses we ordered between us were a bit different and very tasty Service good Not cheap nut reasonable value
  8. LH

    LeilaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lovely Sunday lunch, great Service and good value. Unfortunately on the day there were a couple of large parties in and because of the room set up, any noise was amplified and we couldn’t hear ourselves talking which spoiled it a bit. The car park is very small so be prepared to park out on the road.
  9. JB

    JeanB

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great , had a lovely lunch as usual,!
  10. S

    Smithy

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend
  11. RP

    RichardP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Table of four for Sunday Lunch Very good selection of starters - one crab cakes and one haggis scotch egg. Main course three chose the salmon and one the lamb roast - all very good For desert the ladies chose wonderful looking puddings - but refused to share!! Most enjoyable return visit to the Red Lion
  12. MR

    MarkR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class service. And food was excellent. Thank you
  13. S

    Sparky

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service, friendly staff, will definitely be returning.
  14. GB

    GaryB

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service.Waiting staff excellent
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As always an amazing time, place, food & drinks
  16. M

    Mollychop

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious pork and apple burger meal. Great service.
  17. JO

    JamesO

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service and just all round great place to eat.
  18. KT

    KerriT

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service. Thank you

    Red LionResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you for leaving a lovely review, we hope to welcome you back soon!!

  19. LC

    LindaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, so fresh and cooked really well,
  20. K

    Katiej

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic steak on New Year’s Eve. Service was spot on, will definitely be back.
  21. SE

    SamE

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious reasonably priced food, excellent service, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.
  22. I

    Imabuddha

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This is the third time this month that I have dined here. We took relatives out and the food and ambience did not fail to impress. Our table was next to kitchen door which wasn’t ideal, but it didn’t spoil the evening, Waitress had good humour with us as I explained we were wine connoisseurs and with a little reminder she poured our wine perfectly. Excellent Malbec served at perfect Temperature, Keep up the good work, we’ll be back,
  23. JD

    JonathanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Good food, service was ok (some better than others), good value but a little noisy.
  24. CT

    ChrisT

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal with family from out of town; who left dining the Red Lion’s praises! Lovely food, well presented and great lively atmosphere in bar/restaurant. Staff, as usual, attentive and polite - made to feel very welcome.
  25. AC

    AllyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very few places you can book with confidence that all round it'll be a great night. This is. One of the few. Book it!
  26. TW

    TonyW

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eaten here 3 times in last two weeks and enjoyed each visit as good as the last. Looking forward to returning in early 2023. Happy new year everyone.
  27. S

    Stephanie1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food and service. Maybe a bit more expensive than some other places but it's certainly worth paying for food this good. The menu had some really interesting choices and everyone's food was cooked perfectly. The pub is also very nicely appointed and is just generally a very nice place to be. I will definitely be returning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service as always, lovely food! They always go the extra mile!
  29. AT

    AmandaT

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Red Lion is our go to when going for a meal out Great food, great service & great surroundings. What’s not to love!
  30. GE

    GeraldE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food good with big choice of starters and main course.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Received a very warm welcome on arrival. Red lion team were attentive and knowledgable. Food was excellent with perfect timing between courses. Did not feel rushed at all. Will be returning!!
  32. KG

    KarenG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here again for a Sunday dinner and was perfect as always. Great selection of vegetables and the servings are huge. Desserts were lovely! Great selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Servers were friendly and didn’t rush anyone with the food. Well worth a visit
  33. EL

    EmmaL

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing, lovely ambience. But the prices of the food and cocktails were like london.
  35. TW

    TonyW

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my third visit this month and I’m booked in again for the 23rd December what more can I say. Food very good and staff very efficient and friendly.
  36. m

    moyrac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Staff very welcoming, food delicious.
  37. MM

    MaryMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, plenty of choice to suit all tastes (smaller quantities would be appreciated as some food had to be left). Staff were friendly and welcoming, very busy and efficient throughout the evening. Highly recommend the Red Lion
  38. A

    Anne

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at the Red Lion with friends. We had a table in the snug which was warm and cosy. We all loved our food and the English wine was delicious. Service was good and the cost was very reasonable.
  39. GC

    GemmaC

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic, quality food offered with professional yet friendly service. Lovely atmosphere and ambience in the pub and never had a bad meal here.
  40. IA

    IanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, 4 of us had 3 courses and everyone loved every course

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Red Lion is rated 4.7 stars by 743 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Red Lion

High Street, Cranford, Kettering Northants, Northampton NN14 4AA

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Kettering

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have ample parking with plenty of overflow on the main street directly outside the building.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sonya Harvey and Richard Gordon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    01536 330476

  • Catering

    Greedy Gordons Group provide events catering

  • Private party facilities

    Enquire with the team for special occasions

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