The Red Lion
“Cotswold character and award-winning cuisine”
LONG COMPTON, WARWICKSHIRE
Wooded ridges ripple along the horizon, enfolding this attractive north Cotswolds village. Ramblers will enjoy the web of recreational trails hereabouts, while prehistorians focus on the Rollright Stones just to the south. Explorers in-the-know then make a beeline for the dog-friendly Red Lion. Georgian coaching inn origins make for an appealing mix of beams, flagstones and honey-coloured stone. The seasonal menu, complemented by daily specials, has been awarded one AA Rosette for the considered mix of classic and contemporary dishes, and may offer starters such as ham hock and leek terrine; or grilled whole sardines. Next up, home-made steak and Hooky pie; or duck leg cassoulet, Cotswold sausage and cannellini beans. In summer, the beer garden is just the place to enjoy beers from Hook Norton and Goffs breweries. Well-appointed accommodation is also available.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £15
- Open all year
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About the area
The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight.
There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.
Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.
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