Red Lion
Red Lion

Welcome to The Red Lion

An award-winning country pub with fine food and drink

A stylish country pub on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, the Red Lion is a relaxed and recently revitalised retreat, famed for fabulous food. Winner of ‘Turnaround Pub of the Year’ in the 2016 Shepherd Neame Awards, the pub in Chelwood Gate is thriving under new ownership, with delectable dining a key ingredient at the heart of its success.

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Live music & quiz night

More than just a special spot for lunch or dinner though, this is also a place to find first-class liquid refreshment. Real ales come courtesy of Britain’s oldest brewer, while the bar is also well stocked with world wines, spirits and soft drinks aplenty.

Add in a gorgeous garden, a regular quiz night, excellent live music and superb function spaces, and it’s easy to see why the Red Lion is the place to be in this neck of the woods. 

Visitors here follow in some very famous footsteps. None other than President J F Kennedy enjoyed a drink here in 1963, during a visit to Chelwood Gate local (and loyal Red Lion regular), Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Whether it’s for dinner, drinks or a private party, why not come and sample the VIP treatment for yourself?

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Function roomFunction room
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Outdoor areaOutdoor area
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