Went for a weekend break away from London and it was only an hour and a half away from London Waterloo station by rail and travel was cheap. Hotel was close to station and only 5 mins taxi ride away. Hotel was much bigger than it seemed from the outside with a posh restaurant inside, small bar and the room was very spacious with a balcony.
Would definitely recommend the Red Lion if you are looking for a place to stay in the Betchworth area. We enjoyed our stay, the room we booked was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Breakfast was included and was very good too. I cannot comment on the pub menu as we were visiting friends so did not eat lunch or our evening meal in the pub. Give the place a try, you won't be disappointed.
The hotel has the air of a Victorian folly (I didn't check the actual history...) with lots of dark wood and floral wallpaper. There is a big foyer area with fireplace and sofas which is welcoming on a cold day. The rooms are well presented - well mine was - although the fire escape right outside the window detracted from the effect making it seem a little more oppressive. But a comfy bed and nice touches like mineral water and bath robes made the experience a little less humdrum. All the staff I came across were really helpful and friendly and this made a big difference too. The evening meal was very ordinary and overpriced for what it was (£14 for a pretty standard burger) and the dining room was a bit tired looking. Breakfast was slightly better and, again, was presented by friendly staff. Overall the hotel felt quite individual which in itself is a welcome feature nowadays and I would certainly stay here again.
"Nice hotel for both travellers and visitors alike"
The hotel is quiet and out of the way which after a long drive from France was what was wanted before moving on the next day. Although no evening meal the close proximity to Dorking sorted us out. A good breakfast which was cooked on demand was very good and plenty of it. The staff was excellent and went out of their way to find a suitable restaurant for the evening.
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