The Red Lion | Sawday's

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The Red Lion - Pub in Dorset

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Hope Square, Weymouth, DT4 8TR, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Brian McLaughlin
+44 (0)1305 786940(landline)

The ‘lifeboatman’s local’ - toast the crews with a tot of the pub’s 80 rums! Or tuck into ale pie and warm apple cake with vanilla ice cream

Just a buoy's throw away from Weymouth's off-shore lifeboat, this little pub has fed and watered lifeboat crews for nearly 150 years. Behind the central bar, locals and visiting seafarers quaff pints of Otter Bitter Lifeboat Ale whilst sharing plates of fresh seafood, surrounded by nautical ropes and Morse Code flags. In winter, cosy corners panelled with old rum barrels are a great place for warming dishes such as steak and ale pie served with minted 'not so mushy peas', and warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. Outside in summer, wooden tables with lanterns are perfect for al fresco eating in the square. Rain or shine, the bar with its collection of lifeboat memorabilia is still a focal point. Even if you can't decipher the flags you can toast the crews, with a tot of one of the pub's 80 rums.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

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Lunch & dinner £3.95-£14.95.


Open all day.


Hope Square, Weymouth, DT4 8TR, Dorset


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