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Red Lion, Kettering Northants, Northampton

Red Lion

4.7
4.7
661 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!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 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 661 people are saying

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

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  1. JC

    JackyC

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening with our friends. Excellent food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere.
  2. T

    Teapot

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal as usual. I like that the staff did not top up our wine but opened it and left us to pour it as we requested 👍 Unfortunately the dessert we ordered turned out not to be available, maybe we could have been told that on ordering? Otherwise all good thank you.
  3. S

    Simon

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food along with amazing staff.
  4. f

    francisc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food great, staff lovely and especially patient with elderly parents. Much appreciated. Always enjoy going there.
  5. j

    joanneg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Totally amazing food, a bit pricey but worth it !!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless.in every respect with attentive staff, beautifully presented delicious food, lovely surroundings and excellent value for money.
  7. D

    Debbya71

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The kebabs were delicious and staff , as always, amazing
  8. IP

    IanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food a great service. Got a little loud when a large party came in but apart from that perfect
  9. TT

    TracyT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby says best Sunday roast ever. All dishes tasty and well presented.
  10. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal at the red lion last night for our anniversary. We couldn’t fault our main course, we had the tuna lion & crab burger and it was outstanding. My husbands cheeseboard was excellent. I was a little disappointed with my cheesecake but still nice nonetheless. Service was fantastic, lovely friendly staff who were happy to chat with us. Food came nice and quickly. Overall a great experience.
  11. T

    Tango

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, service very good. Dessert was lovely too. Booked in for the Xmas time too, as prev year was good and the food first class.
  12. JH

    JamieH93

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Can’t wait to go back. Had my favourite beer on tap aswell so that made the meal even better.
  13. YB

    YvonneB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited this venue before for an impromptu lunch, which was super ! Tempted by the menu decided to return for Sunday lunch, wasn’t disappointed, tried something different than the usual Sunday fayre So many choices, and that was only the starter, enjoyed the experience, staff very attentive, all in all a good meal. Did indulge in 3 courses 😀
  14. DC

    DavidC

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the whole experience was great. Food was fantastic, service professional and friendly, restaurant was pleasant and toilets spotless. Only one complaint, we were asked if we wanted water with the meal, we said yes and instead of the usual jug we expected, a flip lid bottle was delivered, still obviously just tap water but nicely presented. We were charged £2 for this, if we had asked for bottled water we would expect a charge but just tap water presented in a fancy bottle no! This should be made clear to customers, if they want bottled or tap water and the charges they will incur. They way we were asked it seemed that the water would be free. This was the only blemish on a great dining experience.

    Red LionResponded on September 11, 2022Hi David Can I just please say the water in the flip top bottle is fully filtered and chilled mineral water. We try in every aspect to save on waste and reduce our carbon foot print. The name of the system is Called Aqua Libra which is installed into all our pubs this is not a cheap system and we do have to pay for our water like everyone else. The small charge goes towards our water bill and the cost of the equipment. I an assure you this is not bottled tap water. Warmest regards Richard

  15. KC

    KatieC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Over priced pub grub. Couldn’t eat starter and had to send partners steak back twice. Save your money and go to the Snooty Fox.
  16. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and had a great time despite receiving the wrong deserts
  17. SH

    SheilaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 of us 4 had Tuesday steak deal all 4 said their meal was excellent, we all travel frequently and eat at a lot of restaurants, so don't comment unless good. I had fish & chips also delicious couldn't fault anything.
  18. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very warm welcome when my husband and I arrived Showed us to our table in the conservatory area promptly Excellent service Excellant food Staff were always on hand to ask any questions and were very friendly Definitely value for the money and we will definitely be visiting again very soon Thank you to everyone
  19. JS

    JohnS

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch here to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. Menu is exceptional, not cheap, but exceptional. A very special occasion, supported by a very special meal. Thank you.
  20. M

    Mrsoxley1

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The whole experience today was very upsetting, The food was not the same standard as the evenings we have spent their, wouldn’t recommend the Sunday dinners
  21. GG

    GemmaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic food as usual! Will continue to recommend to others!
  22. WL

    WitthawanL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - Great Service
  23. KP

    KimP

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, from being greeted on our arrival, being seated promptly, order taken and food being served efficiently. We had the seafood platter which was devine. Loads of food and we ordered a side salad & onion rings as extra but you didn’t need them as there are enough food for 2 people. We highly recommend The Red Lion and the seafood platter.
  24. ZZ

    ZZZ1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food here is always amazing, but be prepared for the cost. A burger is £19.99 - don't get me wrong the quality and care taken with the food is great, but still seems a lot for a burger that doesn't even have a side portion of salad with it. ALways tastes great, always a good atmosphere. Would be nice to see more craft ales
  25. AH

    AlisonH

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal , service and ambiance. I have already booked to go back .

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Many thanks for the 5 star review. We Look forward to welcoming you back!

  26. RD

    RachelD

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Pricey though. Nice area outside for drinks.

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Hi Rachel, Thanks for you're review! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  27. JM

    JimM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a very good steak this evening. Restaurant was a bit too noisy for us as we were unable to talk with noise from the next table but staff agreed to move us to a quieter spot. thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks for you're review Jim! We Look forward to welcoming you back.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great quality meal and great service
  29. LC

    LynnC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us went to the Red Lion for Sunday Lunch on the 21st August and although it was very busy the service was excellent, all our food arrived in a timely manner and piping hot. And even though they were very busy we weren’t rushed to vacate our table, we were there for a long time. The menu is so varied it’s hard to chose, we all selected different course and all of us were delighted with the quality and quantity of food. I selected the roast pork, which was succulent and came with the largest Yorkshire pudding I’ve ever seen. It really is a little gem, will definitely be returning.

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Wow! What an amazing review! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

  30. HB

    HarryB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with family. The food was very friendly, maybe slightly pricey but you pay for the quality—beautiful building with modern with a classic twist interior. The only disappointing part of the night was the crab that someone in the group ordered. They found three pieces of the shell within the meat. other than that it was lovely.

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review Harry. We look forward to welcoming you again soon to The Red Lion.

  31. MS

    MartinS

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had fish and chips and mussels, One pudding and one starter and a drink each. The portion sizes were good and the mussels sauce was superb. Chips are good, not excellent and the fish was dry. Total bill nearly £70. I’d expect better sourced fish and mussels for that price, but I like the pub and may well go again. Also, I really don’t like tipping on a debit card, if I tip I want to ensure it goes to the waiting staff, not into the restaurant coffers.
  32. C

    Charlie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, great pub! Will definitely be back.

    Red LionResponded on September 1, 2022Many thanks for the 5 star review. We Look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Had our table for a good amount of time although was towards the end of the day. Will Absolutely be back again.
  34. BH

    BrendaH

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyable family meal. Menu catered for all ages and tastes and food was delicious.
  35. S

    Simon

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Thanks very much.
  36. AS

    AdamS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not been to the red Lion for many years, but the transformation is fantastic. A good mix between indoor and outdoor entertaining, but still maintaining the country pub charm. The food was excellent with GOOD side portions.
  37. AS

    AliS

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was perfect, service was great, bit pricey on some meals, but ok for a special occasion. Would definitely go back.
  38. JD

    JD84

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good wasn’t bad it was quiet when we first got there at the servers were attentive but as it got busier it was harder to speak with the servers food was nice even if they did slightly mess the order up
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service.
  40. j

    jackies

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit to the Red Lion and ir did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was first class and the dining room was lovely

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 661 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 7 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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