britain’s first community-owned pub

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A VERY WARM WELCOME AT THE RED LION, PRESTON

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

Friday 10th October
HARVEST AUCTION Come along and celebrate the bringing in of the Harvest and raise some money for some needy local causes and village projects.
Saturday 8th November
FIREWORKS AND HOG ROAST Ooooohhhhh and Aaahhhhhhhh at the Red Lion Fireworks and Enjoy Charcoal Cooked Whole Hog Roast
Friday 19th December
CAROL EVENING Come along and Ding Your Dong and feel all Christmassy at the Red Lion Christmas Carols.

SEE What’s On page for more...

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