The Red Lion | Pub in Warwickshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Red Lion - Pub in Warwickshire

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Main Street,, Long Compton, CV36 5JS, Warwickshire
England, United Kingdom

Lisa Phipps & Sarah Keightley
+44 (0)1608 684221(landline)

Smartly, sensitively refurbed 250-year-old pub with dogs and two fires in the lovely flagged bar and a wicked pear and ginger pudding

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Dogs are welcome in this ancient warren of a pub where canine sketches adorn the walls; the pub's own pup– is often around. But that doesn't mean the whiff of wet canine... rather the mouthwatering aroma of imaginative dishes from chef/co-patron Sarah Keightley. Crispy-battered cod and chips with caper berries and mushy peas are served on The Red Lion Times, and pork tenderloin comes wrapped in pancetta with apple purée, black pudding and Dijon mustard sauce. A meltingly warm pear and ginger pudding with toffee sauce should round it all off nicely. There's space for everyone, from the pool room to the restaurant to the beautiful flagged bar warmed by a fire and a wood-burning stove. A smart but sensitive refurb has not cost this village pub its character, nor its sense of community.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
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.

Local points of interest from Lisa Phipps & Sarah Keightley:

Local points of interest from
Lisa Phipps & Sarah Keightley:

  • Originally built as a coaching inn in 1748, our Grade II listed free house is located in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • With tales of witches in the village and a nearby prehistoric stone circle (the Roll Right Stones), there is as much of interest to the historian as there is the tourist.
  • The Rollright Stones is a ancient site consisting of three main elements, The Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights.
  • Just a 15 minute drive away in Moreton in Marsh lies Batsford Arboretum - a must-visit for families and a great opportunity to take in the great outdoors!
  • Nearby in beautiful Stratford upon Avon you'll find Shakespeare's Birthplace - and you can even take your dog around the gardens!
  • Head further into Oxfordshire, and after just a 25 minute drive you'll find the 18th Century Blenheim Palace in Woodstock - home to the 12th Duke of Malborough, World Heritage Site & all-round great day out.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"We enjoyed our stay as did our golden retriever. I did fail to notice that they didn't open till 6pm. Since we arrived about 4pm this could have been awkward. However we found one of the ladies who was very welcoming and helpful. The local dog owners are sociable - nice!"

George - Arbroath, United Kingdom

March 2016
"Stayed 2 nights on busy bank holiday weekend. Excellent standard of accommodation, clean, comforting and welcoming. Service throughout was excellent - the staff obviously enjoy their work! I wouldn't hesitate to book again and cannot recommend enough!"
May 2015

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Lunch & dinner £15-£20.


Open all day.


Main Street,, Long Compton, CV36 5JS, Warwickshire


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