“ Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York YO26 6PR. Tel: +44(0)1904 781141. „
Try staying in this place.It is simply just not good enough.I do not have the time to list the faults but would curtains hanging off windows filthy cups only sheet and bedspread on bed no lock on bathroom door be enough to be going on with? You deserve better,so go somewhere else.
We (5 adults and 1 child) called in The Red Lion on Sunday. The roadside poster displayed 'Sunday Lunch 12pm onwards', we arrived at 1.30pm to be told they could just 'squeeze us in'. There was only a small piece of beef left for one of us so the rest of us had to have the pork. There was no stuffing or cauliflower left only carrots and cabbage. The plates and the food were warm and the roast potatoes were soggy. We had a five yr old with us and thought £5.95 it a bit steep for a small childs portion. We did question why we paid full price when there was very little food left but were not given a discount. We will not be returning.
THE Red Lion is a cosy pub situated on the A59 just outside York’s outer ring road. Follow the signs for Harrogate from the centre of York. Over the years it has been expanded and now has motel-style accommodation and a dining room extension. The bar has an olde worlde feel about it and when I visited offered three real ales including the very palatable Black Sheep. I visited on Sunday lunchtime and went for the traditional roast dinner at a very reasonable £5.95. Children’s portions are also available. I was seated in the newly built dining room extension (which looked like it was not quite finished) but had the advantage of being well away from the hustle and bustle of the bar. The roast beef was plentiful, lean and thinly sliced. A large Yorkshire pudding, roast and boiled potatoes, carrots, broccoli and lashings of gravy accompanied it. My only criticism was that the broccoli was a little under-cooked and that the vegetables arrived on the plate with the meal. I prefer to have a separate vegetable dish on the table to help myself from. A good selection of puddings was on offer. I went for the pineapple upside down pudding with custard, which was delicious. Puddings were priced at £2-£3. Overall, the Red Lion offers reasonably priced traditional English food in a very pleasant environment. Further details of the Red Lion can be obtained from their web site at www.redlion-motel.demon.co.uk