Traditional character and contemporary touches in comfortably furnished coaching inn; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
This contemporary-styled, Grade II-listed historic coaching inn is a favourite with our readers ' and their dogs. The spacious, charmingly furnished lounge bar with beams and some exposed stone has nice rambling corners with cushioned settles among pleasantly assorted and comfortable seats and leather armchairs; there are tables on flagstones and carpets, animal prints on warm paintwork and both an open fire and a woodburning stove. Friendly, attentive staff serve Goffs Jouster, Hook Norton Hooky and a changing guest ale on handpump, 15 wines by the glass (including sparkling and puddings wines), real cider and local gin. The simple public bar has darts, pool, a juke box, fruit machine and a TV; background music and occasional quiz nights. There are tables out in the big back garden, with a large play area for children. The lovely pub dog Bella explains why this establishment goes the extra mile for four-legged friends, even offering home-cooked pigs' ears as well as dog-friendly accommodation. The five bedrooms (another two are planned for spring 2021) are quiet and spotlessly kept and breakfasts are particularly good.
The good pub guide food review
Quite a choice of rewarding food includes sandwiches, imaginative salads, chargrilled rump steak, salmon and cod fishcakes, sweet potato satay curry, twice-baked cheese soufflé, lamb chop with peas, roasted butternut squash and redcurrant jus, pan-fried sea bass with wilted spinach, provençale sauce and salsa verde, and puddings such as raspberry and hazelnut pavlova and steamed treacle sponge with custard. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available.
Originally built as a coaching inn in 1748, this Grade II listed free house is located in the Cotswolds; an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Eat in the bar with its settles and inglenook fireplace, or the adjoining restaurant, choosing from the seasonal menu or daily specials where favourites include cod and chips served on the Red Lion Times Newspaper. Then, wash it down with real ale or your choice from a carefully selected wine list.If you need somewhere to stay, we have five individually styled en-suite bedrooms to meet your requirements complete with Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxury toiletries and flat screen televisions. Despite many changes over the years, the Red Lion retains the charm and character of a Cotswold country pub. The traditional interior retains the old-world atmosphere with oak beams, log fires and gleaming wood while being brought up to date with a contemporary vibe. https:/www.redlion-longcompton.co.uk/
Red Lion, Main Street, Long Compton, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5JS
Pub Group: Cropthorne Inns
Weekdays: 10-3, 5-9