The Red Lion
The Red Lion is a quintessentially British pub. Wander past and the hanging baskets filled with bright flowers, ample outdoor seating and quaint picket fence are sure to catch your eye. The interior is equally charming, with a polished bar running the length of the venue and rustic tables tucked away in nooks and crannies. To the rear, the pub boasts a semi-covered terrace, where visitors are welcome to pull up a pew on a warm day.
Those looking for a tipple will be more than satisfi ed by the selection of ale, cider and lager, and the international wine list, which has tasting notes for those looking to try something new. Cocktails are also served here, for visitors after something a bit more special.
If you arrive with an appetite, the food menu promises to delight. The offering changes with the seasons to make use of the produce available. The lunch menu comprises a range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and omelettes, while the evening menu is heartier. You might begin with chicken liver pâté with toasted ciabatta or perhaps tempura calamari flavoured with fresh coriander and paired with sweet chilli sauce. To follow, a selection of pub classics vie for your attention – think steak and kidney pudding, the pub’s signature slow-cooked beef and ale pie, and Cumberland sausages partnered with creamy mash. Alternatively, tuck into the homemade curry served with basmati rice and naan bread, or pan-cooked lamb cutlets drizzled in Port jus and accompanied by scallion mash and green beans. The offering also includes a range of burgers, all of which are served with skinny fries and freshly battered onion rings.
Events are a regular occurrence at The Red Lion, with social media and the pub’s website regularly updated to showcase the goings-on. Live music, specials nights, competitions and tastings are just an example of what the pub has to offer. Regular entertainment features heavily on The Red Lion’s calendar, with professional tribute acts a particular highlight. Check the website for more details.
Dating all the way back to 1309, The Red Lion has an extensive history of offering excellent fare, top-notch service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for many years to come.