Red Lion Freehouse

“Fine country dining in a fine country inn” - AA Inspector



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Along a narrow lane in a tiny Wiltshire village, the thatched Red Lion Freehouse is the epitome of a country inn. A big brick fireplace and bare-boards, with menus chalked up on blackboards and service from cheerful staff, set the tone. There is also an option to sit outside and for extra special occasions, a private dining room on the second floor. The regionally based menus of well-defined country cooking are extremely appealing. Ceviche of Orkney scallops with Chisenbury gooseberries, ginger, hazelnuts and marigold might raise the curtain for roast halibut with baby artichokes, wild mushrooms and confit lemon in a parsley and barigoule sauce. At the end, there could be classic crème brûlée, or raspberry and dark chocolate gâteau with roast almond ice cream.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Red Lion Freehouse
East Chisenbury,PEWSEY,SN9 6AQ
Phone : 01980 671124


  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30: 45
  • Wines by the glass: 35
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Wiltshire

A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.

Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.

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