Fresh, local, seasonal fare is the order of the day at the newly refurbished Red Lion in Odiham. As the newest addition to the Red Mist Leisure family of pubs, the talented team behind The Exchequer near Fleet and The Royal Exchange near Bordon has poured their expertise into this new venture. The revamped restaurant and hotel rooms make for a truly phenomenal place to dine, drink, sleep and unwind.
Menus at The Red Lion are kept fresh and seasonal to take advantage of the region’s best produce, however, a typical offering might see guests enjoying a bowl of River Exe mussels cooked in white wine, garlic and tomato sauce, followed by slow-cooked pork belly with caramelised red onion mash, buttered kale and leeks, crispy sage leaves and sage and apple sauce. If you have space left, this might be concluded with rhubarb and stem ginger crumble served with lashings of vanilla custard.
The Red Lion serves a delicious changing midweek set menu ideal for those looking for lighter dishes at a great price. The bar stocks a winning selection of local ale and cider and a carefully curated range of locally sourced English wine and spirits – the talented bar team is especially adept at mixing the perfect gin and tonic. For those in search of accommodation, The Red Lion’s seven beautifully decorated letting rooms are the perfect place to spend a relaxed weekend in the village of Odiham.