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Red Lion

East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Red Lion, East Chisenbury, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6AQ

(01980) 671124

www.redlionfreehouse.com

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: 11-11

Sunday: 11-4

Closed: Sun evening, Mon, Tues

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Country inn in peaceful village run by hard-working chef-owners, contemporary décor, an informal atmosphere and excellent food; fine bedrooms

Just across the road from the main pub is their boutique guesthouse, Troutbeck. The very well equipped and extremely comfortable bedrooms have private decks just a few metres from the River Avon and breakfasts are delicious; the bloody marys and bucks fizz are complimentary. Of course, it's the superb food cooked by Mr and Mrs Manning (both are top chefs) that draws customers from far and wide, but this is also a proper pub where locals congregate at high chairs by the bar for a pint and a chat. You'll find Ramsbury Blindside and Stonehenge Spire Ale on handpump, 24 wines by the glass, home-made cordial, quite a range of gins and a dozen malt whiskies. One long room is split into different areas by brick and green-planked uprights. A big woodburner sits in a brick inglenook fireplace at one end; at the other is a comfortable black leather sofa and armchairs, and in between are high-backed and farmhouse wooden dining chairs around various tables on bare boards or stone tiles, with pretty flowers and church candles dotted about. There's an additional dining area too and an upstairs private dining room; background music. Outside, the terrace and grassed area above it have picnic-sets and tables and chairs. They make their own dog treats and can organise a packed lunch for walkers.

Licensee Information

Britt and Guy Manning

What the licensee says

The Red Lion Freehouse is a truly unique, modern-day inn on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Awarded a Michelin star in 2012, this family-run, thatched country pub takes its food offering seriously but insists on keeping the vibe as warm and welcoming as possible. Accessible to the pint-drinking punter (with sandwiches, pub grub and a fantastic value prix fixe menu on weekdays) and the food adventurer (with epic tasting menus each season, or for a special occasions), one can enjoy a Michelin meal of varying descriptions. Both the pub area and the 20-seat private dining room welcome children, dogs, your unruly aunt- you name it. All are invited and well looked after.

For those who want to make a real occasion of it, stay at Troutbeck- the Red Lionu2019s converted bungalow just steps across the road. With the same attention to detail as lovingly poured into the food, all 5 of Troutbecku2019s en-suite rooms have river views, private decks and all the amenities you would expect from its 5 star rating (and of course a fantastic breakfast to finish you off properly).

The Mannings and Co. have worked hard to create a place with real soul- where the food has personality, the surroundings are relaxed and the hospitality is sincere. Join the team for a meal at the pub or a sleep at Troubeck and enjoy being part of the family for a while.

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Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Surroundings

Surroundings

Views

Views

Background Music

Background Music

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 95 votes cast


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