Traditional character and contemporary touches in comfortably furnished coaching inn; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
With homely log fires and a sizeable garden, this lovely old coaching inn is enjoyed by our readers throughout the year. The roomy, charmingly furnished lounge bar has some exposed stone and beams and nice rambling corners with cushioned settles among pleasantly assorted and comfortable seats and leather armchairs; there are tables on flagstones and carpets, animal prints on warm paintwork and both an open fire and a woodburning stove. Hook Norton Hooky and Wickwar Cotswold Way with a guest such as Brains The Rev James Original on handpump and a dozen wines by the glass; the chocolate labrador is called Cocoa. The simple public bar has darts, pool, a juke box and a TV; background music. There are tables out in the big back garden, with a play area. This is a charming place to stay in pretty bedrooms.
Good Pub Guide Food
As well as a two- and three-course weekday menu, the rewarding food includes sandwiches, a charcuterie plate, smoked trout salad with pink grapefruit, avocado and horseradish crème fraîche, twice-baked cheese soufflé with apple, celery and walnut salad, beer-battered cod and chips, chargrilled chicken breast marinated in lemon, chilli, garlic and mint with spiced couscous and cucumber yoghurt, pork medallions with wild mushrooms, black pudding, crisp pancetta and creamy stilton sauce, and puddings such as banana and pecan brioche bread and butter pudding and rhubarb and vanilla crème brûlée.
What They Say
Originally built as a coaching inn in 1748, this Grade II listed free house is located in the Cotswolds; an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Eat in the bar with its settles and inglenook fireplace, or the adjoining restaurant, choosing from the seasonal menu or daily specials where favourites include cod and chips served on the Red Lion ‘Times’ Newspaper. Then, wash it down with real ale or your choice from a carefully selected wine list.
If you need somewhere to stay, we have five individually styled en-suite bedrooms to meet your requirements complete with Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxury toiletries and flat screen televisions.
Despite many changes over the years, the Red Lion retains the charm and character of a Cotswold country pub. The traditional interior retains the old-world atmosphere with oak beams, log fires and gleaming wood while being brought up to date with a contemporary vibe.
Dine from our Prix Fixe Menu...
2 courses - £15.00
3 courses - £18.00
Available Monday-Thursday, 12.00pm-2.30pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm.
Friday 12.00pm - 7.00pm.
The Prix Fixe menu is not available on Bank Holidays.
Good Pub Guide Information
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