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.


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 - voted The Good Pub Guide - Value Pub Of  The Year 2014

"With its interesting choice from hearty pub staples to imaginative vegetarian, fish and game, The Red Lion at Preston - which was the very first of the UK's community-owned pubs - is Value Pub Of The Year. This is a homely village local with changing beers, fair-priced food and neat colourful garden"



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Upcoming Events

Sun 4th Dec - the Christmas Tree Lighting....
Come along - have a money pie and a little festive sing song as the Preston Christmas Tree is lit up to welcome in the festive season...! ding-dong.
Fri 23rd Dec - Christmas Carols round the fire....
Deck the Halls with boughs of holly - Falla, Lalla, la,,,...laaaaa - loosen the collar, unwind, blow the froth off a few and welcome in Christmas......

SEE What’s On page for more...

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