Some glorious mid-week sunshine had the Red Lion’s patio calling our names and off to Horsell we went. Set on Horsell High Street. Large car park.
It’s BBC’s James Cannon’s favourite Surrey restaurant for good reason. The whole pub is beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated inside and out, with not so much as a throw cushion out of place. It’s smart and stylish yet comfortable.
Inside you’ll find several well appointed rooms with exposed brick, an open fire and some inviting sofas and chairs. It’s a thoroughly modern gastropub, there’s no “stuff on the walls” here and it’s nice and bright.
Outside is even better, with gorgeous flowers everywhere you look. There’s a good sized enclosed patio arranged around a couple of nice trees and heaps of flowers.
Behind the patio is a large secluded garden with plenty of picnic tables and yet more flowers.
It’s certainly one of the best lunch menus around and the regular menu is good too. The menu is wide enough that it’s impossible not to find something you fancy. The real challenge here is choosing just one thing. All of the food is freshly prepared. The service is friendly and welcoming.
We both elected to have sandwiches, the sandwiches here are a notch above your regular sandwich.
Marie had chicken, pesto mayonnaise, red peppers & spinach. The bread was lovely and the contents full of flavour. It came with a not very exciting salad. She looked longingly to Lynn’s chips and realised she made the wrong choice of sides.
Lynn had steak, onion marmalade and wholegrain mustard served on ciabatta. It was a nice solid satisfying sandwich. Good chips, she had to eat them quick before Marie could steal any.
It’s difficult to say anything negative about The Red Lion, it’s just a lovely place with lovely food.
High Street, Horsell, Surrey, GU21 4SS Website – www.redlionhorsell.co.uk
Dogs welcomed in the garden