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Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6AQ
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Tel01980 671124

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 634 reviews634 reviews
Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Red Lion Freehouse Vegetable garden
  • Red Lion Freehouse
  • Red Lion Freehouse
  • Red Lion Freehouse
  • Red Lion Freehouse
  • Red Lion Freehouse
  • Red Lion Freehouse

About

The village of East Chisenbury is the epitome of ‘a quiet backwater’. Tucked into a fold of Salisbury Plain, the village is definitely off the beaten track. Perhaps the thatched Red Lion in the village is a surprising choice for two well-travelled and practised chefs to open up their first venture together… but maybe not. The compact size of the Red Lion and it's steady crowd of regulars has given Guy and Brittany the opportunity to plough their own furrow away from the pressures of the capital’s highly competitive environment. Having ‘been there and done that’ Guy and Britt are eager to practice their knowledge of traditional and modern culinary techniques on a range of carefully sourced British produce. Dishes such as a home made hot ‘Scotch Egg’ featuring a soft-boiled hen’s egg from the hen run in the pub garden and hand-pulled belly pork demonstrate Guy’s commitment to the pub’s drinkers and their craving for a snack. But the famous Wiltshire rib of beef steak for 2, so popular that it doesn't leave the daily-changing menu, showcases his knowledge of classic cookery combined with the contemporary cooking techniques learned at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York. Britt rules the pastry section producing tempting desserts. The Red Lion “Baked Alaska” combines ginger genoise, passionfruit sorbet, macadamia crunch and meringe to produce a dessert typical of Britt’s style- a classic with a twist, displaying her breadth of knowledge from hip ice cream creations to classic French patisserie.

Their current accolades include a coveted Michelin star, a Good Food Guide rating of 6, Pub of the Year 2014 as well as the GFG Pub Chef of the Year award in 2010, and inclusion in the trustworthy Sawday's guides for both the pub and the Red Lion's boutique Guest House, Troutbeck; Since opening in December, 2012, Troutbeck has already been awarded Sawday's Best Pub with Rooms for 2013 and has an AA rating of 5 stars with a Gold Award. But having said that- it is still a pub! So you could rock up with your dog and your kids for a pint before sitting down to a 7 course seasonal tasting menu- if you wanted to!

The Red Lion has roared into the consciousness of foodies and locals alike with its amazing drink selection and outstanding cooking at reasonable prices. And now with a place to crash afterwards, waste no time in visiting before its popularity makes getting a table- or a room- impossible.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

A303 to A345 towards Upavon/Pewsey. Turn right towards Enford. Left at bottom of hill. A342 to Upavon towards Everleigh and Andover. Follow road. Turn off right, towards East Chisenbury and Red Lion.

Public Transport Directions

First Great Western to Pewsey station, follow road to Upavon, turn off right signposted East Chisenbury and Red Lion.

Facilities

Catering

  • Bar
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Open all year

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Units available with real log/coal fires

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    424
  • Very Good
    124
  • Average
    58
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • bmw7Bedford
    Bedford
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Quality and integrity
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th April 2019
    There are very, very few places like the Red Lion in the UK, or perhaps anywhere. Walking into the pub you feel you're like in, well, just a pub. You might be surprised by the empty bottles of... Read full review
  • paulrQ8446YO
    Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Easter saturday
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
    This place is a little gem out of the way we had an excellent meal saturday evening the waiter who served us was very good jamie. the staff was friendly would recommend this place worth a visit. Read full review
  • wexcombers
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Absolutely delicious!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th April 2019
    Went with a friend for lunch and we both had the Menu Prix Fixe - absolutely delicious - very reasonably priced as well. The food was honestly one of the best meals I think I've ever had. Very good... Read full review

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