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The Red Lion

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Overview of The Red Lion

The Red Lion

4.0 star property
4-star inn in York with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

125 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is £45
Price available on 29/1/2023
Boroughbridge Road, Upper Poppleton, York, England, YO26 6PR

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About this area

What's nearby

  • York City Walls - 28 min drive
  • York Minster - 27 min drive
  • Shambles - 31 min drive
  • York Racecourse - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 36 min drive
  • Cattal Station - 2 min drive
  • York Poppleton Station - 12 min drive
  • Hammerton Station - 26 min walk


  • The Bay Horse Inn - 2 min walk
  • The Punch Bowl Inn - 8 min drive
  • The Tiger Inn - 8 min drive
  • Spotted Ox - 8 min drive
  • The Red Lion - 9 min drive

About this property

The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a great choice for a stay in York. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email with check-in information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Karaoke
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Wedding services


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Red Lion offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Red Lion does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion?
As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Red Lion on 29 Jan 2023 start from £45, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Red Lion?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Red Lion?
Yes, pets are welcome. A pet fee will be charged.
Is parking offered on site at The Red Lion?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Lion?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Red Lion and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, fishing and horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. The Red Lion also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Red Lion?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Spotted Ox (4.8 mi), The Punch Bowl Inn (5.2 mi) and The Dunsforth (5.8 mi).



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10/10 Exceptional

Overnight Stay
Friendly comfortable and clean
Anne, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

friendly place 2 stay
staff were excellent especially the chef ,no breakfast available but he got up and cooked us a full english
michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

michael, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place
It was nice but the room could do with pre heating if customer confirms as it was very cold and it took time to heat up. Also could do with instructions on how to manage the heating. There was cobwebs behind bed side cabinets. Can be noisy with passing traffic close to road. Bedding and bathroom we very clean .
Jaison, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Traffic noise from main road was loud
Brian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great place to stay.
The stay was nice. First time for us to visit York. The hotel is fairly close to the centre of York. Plenty car park onsite. The garden within the premise was lovely. The staff were really friendly. Highly recommended this hotel if you want to stay in a quiet place but not far away from the city centre.
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

OK room , bit tired but decent enough, biggest issue is the awful road it is literally next to like 20ft away , the noise from the HGV lorries pretty much running all night is thunderous , bring ear plugs
Paul, 1-night business trip
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