The Old Red Lion is a traditional country Inn, providing good quality home cooked food, spacious and secure accommodation in a relaxed and friendly environment. We are members of the Head Brewers Club and a Cask Marque real-ale bar.
Dogs are welcome in our pet friendly bar and some rooms. (by advance arrangement only please)
We are delighted to have achieved a great performance once again this Quarter in the Greene King Mystery Shopper Report for Qtr3 (completed February 2012)
Q. Based on your experience today, would you return to this pub again?
A. Most definitely. I will return as I enjoyed my evening.
Q. What one part of your visit experience could be improved?
A. I'm not sure I can think of anything that could have been improved.
Q. Please provide an overall description of your visit to this location.
A. I found the whole experience faultless with all of the staff members being amazingly friendly and helpful. I was shown to my table and given every help in choosing my drink and meal with knowledgeable options and recommendations. I felt that other customers were friendly and this all creates a generally pleasant atmosphere in which to eat a meal and feel relaxed and walk away feeling as though you are pleased to have spent time there. The facilities were clean and tidy and well maintained and it was evident from stepping over the threshold that it is run by people who care!
1. Impressing our Customers 21 of 21 (100%)
2. Bar Service With a Smile 27 of 27 (100%)
3. Fantastic Pub Food 51 of 55 (92.7%)
(we dropped marks here simply because we didn't offer/recommend a dessert)
Q. Did your meal look appetising when served?
A. Yes - The meal looked very appetising, very appealing and was very well presented
Q. When your meal was served, did the content match the description provided in the menu?
A. Yes - The meal was served exactly as described in the menu
Q. Was your meal cooked to your satisfaction?
A. Yes. Perfect!
4. Clean and Fresh facilities 22 of 22 (100%)
5. Outstanding Impressions 22 of 22 (100%)
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"Excellent location for A11/M11 and Saffron Walden /Audley End. Great people, very comfortable, excellent food and wine, good choice of real ale. Reasonably priced, stayed many times and will do again."
R Percival from Rochdale
"Super room, staff and breakfast - especially the sausages and marmalade! Many thanks."
"Hi, just had a great homemade burger for lunch and what a great price"
Terry Sustins via Facebook
"Fantastic food and accommodation. We were made very welcome and definately will stay again"
Gerry Morton via Customer Comment Card