Red Lion - Chelwood - Exterior
Red Lion - Chelwood - Interior
Red Lion - Chelwood - Exterior - Garden

Welcome to the Red Lion, Chelwood Gate

An award-winning country pub with fine food and drink

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The Red Lion

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.

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. 

And indeed, whatever brings you here, you’ll be following in some incredibly famous footsteps. None other than President J F Kennedy enjoyed a drink at the Red Lion 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?

  • Red Lion - Chelwood - Food

    Delectable dining

    Book now to enjoy delicious dishes crafted from fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Red Lion - Chelwood - Exterior - Garden

    Fabulous functions

    From birthday parties to wedding receptions, celebrate your special occasions here.

Restaurant Guru Award

The Red Lion is proud to announce we have been awarded the recommendation award by Restaurant Guru!

Restaurant Guru Award