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. Find out more.

The Red Lion still thrives today as a successful community enterprise over 35 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.

COVID-19 Update

The Red Lion is open for business…..

We are delighted to say after our successful soft opening on July 4th, we are once again offering our deliciously fresh, home-cooked menu and ever changing range of delightful real ales and wines.
We will be continuing to provide take-away food and beer too due to the success of this over previous months.
We will of course be maintaining social distance guidelines and strict protocols
For the time being, we will be closed all day on Monday’s and there is no food Tuesday evenings.

For any questions or booking please call Ray and Jo on 01462 459585

All payments by card please


The Red Lion boasts a wonderful selection of award winning real ales, wines and spirits. Here are just some of the breweries we have on offer.

We are proud of the wonderful offering we have in terms of a freshly prepared and varied menu – much of it locally sourced. Booking is advisable.

Upcoming Events at The Red Lion