Red Lion

Pub Details

Church Place
Isle of Wight
PO40 9BP
(01983) 754925
Opening Times
11.30 - 3 (4 Sat) , 5.30 - 11
12 - 3, 6 - 10.30

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Red Lion, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9BP – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Good mix of customers, enjoyable food and beer and a composed atmosphere
Consistently maintaining its high standards, this red-brick pub on a quiet village street remains extremely popular with both locals and visitors - and it's kept an atmosphere that customers without smaller children tend to appreciate. The food is quite a draw but you're likely to find a row of chatty regulars occupying stools along the counter, enjoying the Goddards Fuggle-Dee-Dum, Sharps Doom Bar and West Berkshire Good Old Boy on handpump and 11 wines by the glass. The comfortably furnished open-plan bar has a winter woodburning stove and country-style furnishings on mainly flagstoned floors and bare boards. Outside, there are tables in a carefully tended garden beside the kitchen's herb and vegetable patch. A couple of picnic-sets in a quiet square at the front have pleasant views of the church. Good walking on the nearby Freshwater Way.

Good Pub Guide Food

Listed on boards behind the bar, the food includes a cross-section of dishes such as field mushrooms with spinach and goats cheese, crab and avocado cocktail, calves liver with bacon and onion gravy, several fresh fish dishes, steak in ale pie, a changing curry, lamb shank with minted gravy, and puddings.

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 6 - 9


Good Pub Information

Children under 10 at the landlord's discretion
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere


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Rating: 3/5 (205 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Just back from a brilliant stay in Yarmouth and the Red Lion was our target for our walkies from the marina (£8.50 on the row-ashore mid week - excellent value). Caught the bus to Alum bay and walked over Tennyson Down - located the pub next to the Church. Walked up the old railway to the pub and back. Went east the next day and crossed the golf club and Afton Down to guess where - the Red Lion. Fantastic views and a welcome pint. Only one caveat - what has happened to the Red Lion Coasters on the tables? We have quite a collection on the boat - I suspect many of the classic ones were stolen as keepsakes ( who ? me?). Please bring them back. Best wishes Happy Sailor

They seem to be doing a lot to pick up extra trace
loyalty card, Takeway service and so on.
Leave your mobile and if it rings you pay
a fine to the Lifeboat appeal!
I started with an excellent crispy duck salad. Plenty of
duck and a fantastic sauce. My wife was dissapointed
by the size of her Waldorf salad
I then had Moules Marinee and chips.
Very nice sauce plenty of mussles. My wife had the lamb shank
also good with minted gravy. All in all an excellent dinner

Had the best value Sausage baguette on the island with a mammoth pile of
excellent chips. They seem to be doing a lot to pick up extra trace
loyalty card, Takeway service and so on.
Leave your mobile and if it rings you pay
a fine to the Lifeboat appeal!

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