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 40 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.

Please note that The Red Lion does not take online reservations

All reservations by phone please 01462 459 585

We highly recommend booking at weekends and busy times

All payments by card please

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

Please also check our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates


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.