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Best Western Red Lion Hotel

AA rating

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 79%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 520 reviews

Excellent guest experience in a 750-year-old hotel

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings
Outdoor parking

This 750-year-old hotel is full of character, with a mix of bedrooms, some very stylish refurbished examples, while others are individually designed including one with a medieval fireplace dating back to 1220. The public areas include a bar and a lounge. The elegant Vine Restaurant also serves an interesting mix of modern and traditional dishes.


  • En-suite rooms: 60
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 1
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 7 (charged)


  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 110
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 40
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 110

Getting here

In city centre close to Guildhall Square

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Nearest motorway junction

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