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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Village inn featuring modern bistro cooking

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

A russet-coloured village inn in the Vale countryside, The Red Lion offers a pleasingly traditional bar area, with a multitude of hand-pumped ales and old-school furniture, and a more modern restaurant extension with plenty of natural light and well-spaced tables. Up-to-date bistro cooking is the name of the game, beginning perhaps with black pudding fritters in a richly toffeeish caramelised apple sauce. Fish cookery is inspiring, as in hake with tomato and cockle butter sauce and olive oil mash, or there may be roast lamb rump with beetroot and goats' cheese croquettes. The dessert highlight is strawberry rice pudding anointed with local honey.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st week January
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11


  • Chef(s): (David) Mark Edwards

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Classic British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 1
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M4 junction 34, follow Pendoylan signs. Approx 2 miles, Red Lion on left after church.

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