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be out of date.

Please bear with us for a few days.

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Always a friendly face

The Red Lion is your original quintessential English pub.Nestled in the picturesque Cotswold village of Ilmington it is the heart of the village. 

The Landlord Andy and Landlady Dee love to see new faces always offering a warm welcome to everyone beyond their locals to walking parties, cyclists, families, parties and four legged friends. 

The cosy flagstone bar is the hub of the pub where you never know who you will end up chatting to. You could be entertained by Simon behind the bar with his bad jokes, regaled with stories from local farmers, meet the King of Ilmington brimming with local knowledge...or you might simply find a quiet spot to enjoy a few drinks.  

There are two roaring log fires during the colder months, comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in and a lovely cosy dining room set away from the bar. 


Changes to the way we operate Due to Covid 19


These Guidelines have been put in place to keep you & our team safe .. and we hope you feel confident while enjoying your visit to us.


We have worked very hard to refurbish & extend our garden to give more space & more tables.

A new Menu & Opening Times will be available soon going into our first full week.. we will be taking bookings thereon.

We really do look forward to seeing you & raising a glass .


Welcome! Enjoy! & Cheers!


We are delighted to have received the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019. Click here to read the reviews.


Catering to many and more

The Red Lion has an extensive menu ranging from simple but delicious sandwiches and basket meals right through to a full three course meal. We are proud to cater for all dietary needs including Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Dairy Free. Beyond that our kitchen will always look to accommodate any special requirements, something we are increasingly renowned for. 

Our produce is sourced locally as first option and more and more of the food is homemade, concentrating on quality produce full of flavour, there is an ever changing Specials Board offering a wide choice. 


Do You Need A Taxi?

The Red Lion works closely with 'Cookie' our local taxi driver. Book with him direct but be sure to mention The Red Lion when you do. All of his details can be found on his website. 




We pride ourselves in being the centre of village life and offer a wide range of traditional activities including darts, Aunt Sally and dominoes. The pub is also the headquarters of the local Morris Men and we cater for the National Morris Men.


"Nice log fire, dog friendly, locals are friendly, staff are lovely

and food is fab!"

T. Montgommery, Leamington Spa.

Find us and review us in the Good Pub Guide 2019. Click the logo below. 


We are proud to hold the Cask Marque Certificate of Excellence. Click to enlarge our certificate. 


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