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 – March 2021

The Red Lion will be open from Monday April 12th…!

The Red Lion will be following government guidelines in terms of provisional opening and aims to open on Monday April 12th – bookings now being taken…

We will be offering outside service only and the rule of six will apply

We will again follow social distance and sanitization guidelines

We appreciate your patience while we start to thankfully open the doors once again


Food Service Times

Monday 12.00 – 14.00

Tuesday 12.00 – 14.00

Wednesday 12.00 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.00

Thursday 12.00 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.00

Friday 12.00 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.00 

Saturday 12.00 – 15.00 & 17.00 – 19.00

Sunday 12.00 – 15.00


MONDAY 12.00 – 14.00

Toasties & Chips

Cheese toastie served with salad & chips

Cheese & ham toastie served with salad & chips

Hummus, roasted red pepper & salad wrap served with salad & chips




Soup of the day, served with crusty bread £4.95

Baguette & Chips 

Cheddar salad & pickle

Ham, brie, salad & chilli jam

Salt beef, red onion, salad & wholegrain mustard mayo

Bacon, lettuce & tomato

Sausage & onion

Prawn in marie rose sauce & salad

Tuna mayo & salad

Hummus, salad, roast red pepper & chilli jam


Main Courses

Ham & leek tart served with chips & salad £12.50

Red onion & goats cheese tart served with chips & salad £12.50

Smoked haddock & spinach tart served with chips & salad £13.50

Fish pie served with salad £13.50

Venison & red wine pie served with vegetables & chips £12.50

Beef burger with bacon & cheddar served with chips £10.50

Spicy bean burger & cheddar served with chips £10.50

Daal served with chapati & chutneys £7.50


SUNDAY 12.00 – 15.00

Sunday Roast Lunch Baps & Chips

Roast beef with salad, red onion & horseradish
Roast pork with salad, apple sauce, stuffing & mustard mayo
Roast red pepper, halloumi or hummus, salad & chilli jam



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

Our menu will change regularly, so please call us on 01462 459585 for current options and any questions – we’d be happy to help..

Please also check our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates too

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