britain’s first community-owned pub

Red Lion Preston Crest
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Please keep eyes on the website and on our Facebook page for upcoming events. Now on #Twitter too!  @RedLionPreston

The pub is the heart of Preston’s community and stands proudly as the first example of a community-owned public house anywhere in the UK, having been bought from Whitbreads in the early 1980’s. Please have a look at our Scrapbook section on the website.

We are proud of the wonderful offering we have in terms of a freshly prepared and varied menu – much of it locally sourced – and a wonderful selection of award winning real ales, wines and spirits.

The Red Lion still thrives today today as a successful community enterprise over 25 years after the venture was originally started; an accomplishment we are all very proud of. We are supported by wonderful patrons from within the village but have loyal and regular customers from much further afield who appreciate what a real country pub can offer.

Come along and see for yourself.

From Feb 1st 2017 for around 20 weeks The Red Lion will be going through some important building works. Our menu will be reduced, so please review the Our Menu section for an idea of our food offering during this period. Ray and Jo and The Directors greatly appreciate your kind and continued support.

Congratulations to The Red Lion! Voted North Herts CAMRA Pub Of The Year…! An amazing achievement and congratulations to Ray, Jo and the whole team…


Ray & Jo Lambe have created a hugely welcoming and relaxed atmosphere,  serving a wide range of ever-changing and award-winning ales, wines and spirits as well as an outstanding menu of fresh, locally sourced dishes.

The Red Lion, Preston - Nominated in Herts Food & Drink Awards - Pub Of The Year - Free House - To vote -



Dear Customers - please note we will be offering a reduced menu during the period of building works - please look at Our Menu page for further information....

Upcoming Events

Sunday June 18th - 12pm
THE RED LION RE-LAUNCH Join us at The Red Lion for a re-launch and an official opening after the building work has been completed. It would be lovely to see you. Sunday June 18th - 12pm

SEE What’s On page for more...

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