Ye Olde Red Lion is as well known for its relaxed, cosy atmosphere and warm ambience, which is helped along with candlelight and low oak beams, in addition to its iconic country pub exterior. We were greeted by enthusiastic and friendly staff, who remained attentive throughout our visit. We chose our food from the chalkboard menu, which listed many pub grub favourites and a large selection of chef special recipes. We started with a whole baked Camembert to share. The distinctive hot melted cheese came with very fresh crusty bread and a balsamic dip, and would be a good start to any meal. My beautifully presented plate of succulent roast duck, accompanied by an exquisite warm potato salad that included smoked bacon, kale, carrots and sweet onions in a tasty sauce, was an absolute joy to eat. Meanwhile, the spicy bean burger with excellent guacamole, a nicely dressed salad and crispy chips was my wife’s tasty main course. From the extensive list of decadent desserts, we rounded the meal off with the perfect crème brûlée with warm, smooth custard that contrasted with the crispy sugary topping. We also succumbed to an indulgent hot brownie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Coffee ended a truly memorable evening that we’re sure to repeat regularly – Ye Olde Red Lion has it all.