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 Red Lion, Malvern, Worcestershire

 

Red Lion
4 St Anns Rd
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 4RG

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01684 564787
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John
Delightful
Quite contrary to the previous 2 comments we found both service and quality of the meals delightful
One of our party having Thai food and the rest traditional Pub Grub
Spoke to the landlord and found him easy going and friendly.
I suppose some people just like a moan
Friday, May 13, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Garth
Rudest pub staff I've ever known
Party of four and dog went 2 nights running. First night: good food (except for over-microwaved crumble which was deducted from bill without demur), pleasant service. Second night: took nearly an hour for starters to arrive despite pub being nearly empty. Surly boy in charge (Kevin, claimed to be owner's son) rude and foul-mouthed, wearing filthy bandage on hand - his excuse for serving only one dish at a time. No apologies for rubbish service. Variability in comments on this site appear to be related to different staff on duty, but it seems the landlord and his family are the problem. Pub obviously in decline - the sooner the owners change the better.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Peter Willis
Avoid like the plague!
Quite simply the worst service we have ever received in a pub. Ordered a salad which should be impossible to muck up, but they did! The meal was inedible and when a complaint was made, it was met with total indifference. The young boy behind the bar was rude, ignorant and more concerned with flirting with some young female clients than serving customers. Meals were literally thrown on the table by the aforementioned bar worker who sported a roller up cigarette behind one ear and low slung trousers which paraded his underwear. Grossly disappointed.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Hélène
Simple, but scrumptious fare!
A lovely, friendly pub! The Menu is varied and though the dishes are straightforward, they are done in such a way, that they look and taste fantastic! We had each a plate of pasta: the portion was very generous and the pasta and accompaniment were scrumptious!

I will definitely come again with friends!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rating: rosettes

s j
GOOD PUB GREAT FOOD
Is worth a visit, too many nags head locals commenting on this great pub, poor show , worth a try
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Dandy Jim
Still the best freshly cooked food in Malvern
The following review by Worcester News says it all


THERE are two things you can do in Malvern on a beautiful spring Saturday. The first is take a hike up the famous hills. The second is dine al fresco at one of the town’s pubs.

After checking out the Red Lion’s sun-dappled terrace, complete with St George’s flags fluttering in the breeze and petals floating down from a tree in full blossom, we chose the latter.

And as we relaxed in the sunshine watching walkers huffing past us up the hillside, it seemed a very good decision indeed. Plenty of other people obviously had the same idea, because the terrace was soon full, although the rather dark and bare interior remained virtually empty.

Starters arrived promptly.

Deep-fried brie (£4.99) was as good as it gets, with the hot cheese oozing out of a crispy crust.

Homemade mushroom soup (£4.50) looked a little thin at first sight – until you plunged your spoon a little deeper and discovered the mountains of succulent mushrooms piled high beneath the surface. The result was just what a soup starter should be – satisfying enough to take the edge off your appetite and get your tastebuds humming, but not so rich or hearty that it overwhelmed the main course.

Which was just as well, because the salmon and prawn fish cakes (£9.99) were an absolute joy.

Bursting with fishy flavour, they were complemented perfectly by a rich basil sauce.

However, the fish cakes’ vegetarian equivalent (£8.99), ordered by my companion, were less successful. They appeared to be much the same recipe without the fish, which seemed to leave little apart from potato and peppers. The result was rather bland, despite the efforts of the accompanying salsa – also heavy on the peppers – to sex them up.

Desserts, a ‘trio of ice cream flavours’ and chocolate fudge cake (both £3.95), were real crowdpleasers and just the thing to round off a largely satisfying meal. The Red Lion bills itself as Malvern’s “number one food pub”.

I suspect there are places in the town where you can get food that’s at least as good, and perhaps cheaper, too. However, this quirky pub, wedged into the hillside beside the headquarters of the British Society of Dowsers (this is hippie Malvern, after all) is certainly a pleasant place to spend an April afternoon.

HOW IT RATED

The Red Lion,
4 St Anne’s Road,
Malvern
Telephone: 01684 564787
Food ★★★✩✩
Value for money ★★★✩✩
Ambience ★★★✩✩
Service ★★★✩✩


Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Sam
very disappointing
Over inflated prices for what is essentially average pub grub - how ever they dress it up.

'Chips' - re heated.
'Caramlised veg cakes' - potato cakes with cucumber and tomato bits thrown in.
'Bruschetta'- cheese on toast with zero finesse.
'sauce' - blatantly out of a jar
Wait - 35 mins for starter - main 5 seconds after eaten starter and microwaved to insane temperature
Some of staff - monosyllabic.

Had i been paying pub prices, it would have been acceptable - but they market themselves as much more and do not come up with the goods.

Am not convinced the 'chef' wasn't a monkey with wooden spoon.

May pop back for a warming drink and to use the loo when hell freezes over.

Monday, April 13, 2009
Rating: rosettes

flibberty
Pub, restaurant & Thai Restaurant now fully open again after fire last July.


Better than ever!!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Rating: rosettes

JACKIE B
GREAT PUB
THIS PUB HAS GREAT CHARACTER WLL WORTH A VISIT BEST IN MALVERN
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Rachel Anderson
To the gentleman who states that minimum wage staff will be rude - I sugget this is nonense!

I work in a top country pub in Herefordshire every Sunday (aswell as a full time job may I add) and have a fabulous time with all of my customers!

Staff can either make or break a meal!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

L WILLIAMS
WORST PUB IN MALVERN
customer care definately doesn't exist in this pub , never to be visited again.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

J HAMLET
RUBBISH PUB
THIS PUB IS RUBBISH AND THE STAFF HAVE NO MANNERSITIS A
DISCRACE
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

C Atkinson
Rude staff.
I visited this pub for Sunday lunch (18/2/07) after travelling from Wales for the weekend. I have never met such rude, ignorant, lifeless, mundane and slow staff in any restaurant I have ever visited.
A shame as this seems to be a decent pub run by miserable people
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

P Dutton
DANGER , DO NOT VISIT
THE SERVICE IN THIS PUB IS A DISGRACE - please read on.
Reserved a table at this pub for my wifes birthday. 2pm Sunday, arrived as a patry of 6 including two children 5, 7yrs. The pub was quiet but we had to wait 1hr 20 mins for our meals.After an hour I asked for the childrens meals (pasta and a chicken burger) to be brought out as soon as poss as they were very hungry. The childrens meals appeared last with no apology. Followed by a 1/2 hr wait for puddings which came as the wrong order 10 minutes apart, again no apology. On leaving the pub I said thank you to the bar manageress who completely ignored me and my family although we hadn't complained all day.
Ruined our birthday meal, we will never visit this pub again, I advise you to do the same.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

Andy & Jen Houston
A very welcome stop after a strenuous walk up the beacon. Lunch was delicious, extensive menu, freshly prepared, love the wood interior. Beer kept well .
Friday, February 2, 2007
Rating: rosettes

dave j
WORTH A VISIT
I see others comment on staff but you tell me where you get good service in britain when staff are paid minimum wages and most customers never leave a tip.this pub has great food at reasonable prices
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Rating: rosettes

steve
food fantastic
fresh food fantastic choice and recomended by the tourist information center well worth a visit
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

jb
just great
great food lots of choice proper pub no bs the best in malvern for food after trying the rest
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

michael hughes
Expensive beer!!
Had some great food and the one guest beer available - summer lightning was excellent..but so expensive - I couldn't believe being charged £2.90. Surely this is London prices. Bar staff remarkably unfriendly.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

J Sweeney
what a shame.....
The last time i was in Malvern was probably 3 years ago whilst working for d.e.r.a on buisness. I must say i was looking forward to spending my time ta the red lion as i did in 2003. Im afraid this time round i feel standards have slipped since my last visit. There is still a large varied menu, but the quality of execution leaves alot to be desired. Such a shame it was bordering on brilliant on my last visit, i feel some what let down this time round poor show.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Rating: rosettes

c n
Brilliant pub!
had a fabulous evening!!! food amazing and service top notch!!! Would reccomend this beautiful pub in a beautiful location to everybody!!!
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Mr Eden
hour and a half wait for little more than terrible
beautiful surroundings were our first impressions, until you walk through the door... quite a shabby interior followed by not so much as a greeting from what i consider the rudest carefree staff i have ever encountered. Plenty of chioce on the menu but quite obvious little is home made. We waited an hour and a half for starters which disappointed , which was then folowed by badly cooked mains. Twas a shame but it was the first and last time we will be dining there.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

S H
GREAT FOOD GREAT PUB
THE ONLY PUB I KNOW AROUND TO OFFER A GOOD SELLECTION OF FRESH FOOD IN A PROPER PUB ATMOSPHERE
Friday, April 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Adamson
Great Food, Awful Service
Your spirits rise as you walk through the door, and you think you're about to have a most amazing evening. Then, however, you encounter the bar staff who give the most unpleasant service in Malvern. It's worth risking an interaction with them for the sake of the food which is always amazing, but always an hour late.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Trevor J Bedford
superb setting on the malvern hills
Excellent food and drink.

A varied menu all cooked fresh to order. The home made faggots are legendary.. like the locally made bangers to go with fresh mashed potatoe aith a hint of sweade.

Sevice is first class and a good selection of Wine and Beer.

The best venue I have been to in Worcestershire.

Quality is the word here.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Rating: rosettes

 
 
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Red Lion
4 St Anns Rd
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 4RG

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01684 564787
See Map

 



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