The Red Lion
The Red Lion is a stylish country pub on the edge of Ashdown Forest, which was once visited by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The current owners have given this pub a new lease of life and The Red Lion is renowned in the local area for its exciting menu, real ale, world-class wine and impeccable service. On the seasonally changing menu you’ll find pub classics with a twist, an innovative selection of chef’s specials, and a delicious range of gourmet nibbles. Every dish is freshly prepared using the finest local and seasonal produce wherever possible.
You may find starters such as fricassee of wild mushrooms topped with a poached egg served on toasted bloomer, or Moroccan lamb with apricot couscous and flatbread. For your main course you might opt for a British staple like fish and chips with petits pois and tartare sauce, or go for one of the enticing specials – the venison loin served with Dauphinoise potatoes, green beans, poached pear, cacao nibs and morello cherry sauce is simply exceptional. For dessert, the apple and blackberry crumble with custard is wonderfully comforting, whilst the grapefruit parfait with caramelised pineapple, rum-soaked raisins and meringue would provide a refreshing end to any meal. With a gorgeous garden, delicious Sunday lunch, regular quiz night, excellent live music and superb function spaces, it’s easy to see why The Red Lion is such a popular venue.