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 – Jan 2021

The Red Lion is open for take away ready meals…

The Red Lion continues to offer our deliciously fresh, home-cooked meals during the new imposed government lockdown as of Jan 2021

Regular favourites including delicious homemade pies, lasagne, cassoulet and curries. Vegetarian options are also available. The menu will change regularly so please do call us to find out what’s cooking!

As of Sunday 10th Jan we will be trialling Takeaway Sunday Roast options with accompanying vegetables (including vegetarian option, too)

Finally our popular Fish & Chips Friday will start on Friday Jan 15th

We hope everyone stays safe and well during this difficult time.

We value your continued support very much during the lockdown and please do keep in touch

Please call us on 01462 459585 for current menu options, any questions as well as booking a pick-up slot time

Please also check our Instagram and Facebook pages for current menu options

All payments by card please

Our Instagram feed is also found at the bottom of the website homepage.


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