Unlike many pubs which serve food, we’ve kept the traditional pub attractions too. Enjoy a game of skittles, pool or darts with friends, be it relaxed or with a healthy edge of competition.
As well as the pub games, visitors to the bar can join in the friendly and irreverent banter with topics under discussion ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.
A large screen TV in the bar means, where available, sporting events can be watched with friends. Currently, Sky’s pricing for public houses precludes events not available on terrestrial TV – but this is kept under constant review in the (somewhat forlorn) hope that things will change.
Recently awarded Cask Marque accreditation, we are very proud of the standard of our real ales. Rather than offering a too-wide range that would result in cask ales losing quality through being “on” too long, we serve Greene King IPA and Timothy Taylor Landlord alongside a Guest Ale that changes regularly. We don’t neglect our keg beers either. Rigorous standards are enforced to ensure that, whatever your preference, your expectation of a high quality product, well served, will be met.
We have live music every Friday and are planning a full diary of entertainment for Saturdays too. The tradition on Fridays is mostly Rock, but this ranges from Indie bands playing current hits to old favourites playing Classic Rock covers, with some original tracks from time to time too. Saturdays will bring more variety, with Reggae, Soul, more ‘mainstream’ Cover Bands, Disco and Karaoke. We have some excellent bands at The Red Lion, there’s something for everyone.
Open Mic Night
Look out for these evenings (usually the second Thursday of the month) if you fancy showing us what you’ve got or just want to sit back and enjoy some great local talent. A vibrant and varied music experience where you might find something in this week’s top ten followed by a classic Simon & Garfunkle track.
On the last Thursday of each month teams of up to six can compete in our General Knowledge Quiz. Raising funds for local charities, it’s a win-win formula! Dine with us before you play and we’ll pay for your quiz entry and give you a complimentary strip of raffle tickets each.
Teams / Sports / Meetings
We are pleased to continue to support our Pool, Skittles, Darts, Crib and Football Teams. There are various groups that meet at the pub – sometimes having a meal as part of the proceedings and sometimes just using the space as a convenient place to meet and talk. We are happy to organise outings where appropriate. For example, we arranged trips to the Heineken Cup quarter and semi-finals in 2011 to support Northampton Saints. If there’s something you’d like to go to let us know and we’ll see if there’s enough interest for a pub outing.
Weddings, Funerals, Meetings & Parties
We would love to cater for your special event, and can offer various options to suit the occasion and to work within your budget. The Restaurant and/or Garden are available for Private Functions.