Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Great Bowden, The Red Lion serves cold pints, vibrant cocktails and carefully selected, locally sourced food, all from our very own red container. Following the successful launch of the red lion garden in 2020, we have created our much anticipated, beautiful quadrant. A covered outdoor dining area, decorated with cosy blankets and hot water bottles to transform it into an apres ski bar for the winter months.


Opening Hours


our quadrant courtyard and Mediterranean garden are open again following the governments roadmap to recovery.

12pm to 11pm tuesday to friday
12pm to 11pm on saturdays
12pm to 10pm on sundays


12pm to 3pm tuesday to saturday


5pm to 9pm tuesday to sunday

Sunday lunch

served 12pm - 5pm Sundays only


Manager, Miles, started his hospitality career in Sydney, Australia before returning to the UK and managing several venues in Nottingham and hitchin.



Head chef, Andrew, started his career in Leicester many moons ago (in his own words) and is now back after some stops in leeds, nottingham and australia. Most recently he was head chef at Stones Events.


Sous Chef, Jonti, trained at Stones Events, before working locally in several pubs and restaurants, including our sister pub, the sun inn and also running his own fish & Chip van.

Meet the team