Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury , Pewsey, United Kingdom, SN9 6AQ
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Sunday evening, Monday all day: Closed
- Breakfast
Thursday - Sunday: 9am - 10am
- Lunch
Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm
- Dinner
Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 8:30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

About Red Lion Freehouse

We will of course be opening in April for outdoor dining. We will in fact be moving EVERYTHING outside. We are very fortunate to have a garden perfectly suited to it. There will be cover, there will be lighting and there will be heating!

The plan is to open on Thursday 15th April for lunch and from then on as follows:

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday OPEN for Lunch and Dinner
Thursday OPEN for Lunch and Dinner
Friday OPEN for Lunch and Dinner
Saturday OPEN for Lunch and Dinner
Sunday OPEN for Lunch

The Red Lion Freehouse is a gastro country pub with rooms.
Eating out should be a special experience and we’d like each guest to feel that way. We hope we can make you feel like being at the pub is a special occasion in itself each time you visit. Food is about flavour. This is why our menus are written for each service, each day and are ingredient led. Our philosophy is to let the ingredients shine and use skill and technique to serve delicious, seemingly simple food. Team RL believes in a strong principle - for us it’s either local or it’s the best. Often, it pleasantly turns out to be both. We feel passionately about supporting local producers but equally excited about sourcing very special items from the area that does them best. We also welcome the challenge of producing as much as possible in-house, specifically things that people take for granted, like butter or ketchup, and are over-enthusiastic - some might say obsessive - about researching recipes and methods that best lend themselves to the task at hand. So come on down to the Red Lion. See you soon.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Excellent... as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2020

Takeaway , so couldn't, sadly, enjoy the atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

The staff were friendly and helpful, it didn't seem terribly organised and some other people across from us were complaining but we personally had a great experience with complimentary starters, delicious chateaubriand and wine. Would definitely come back, did think the other dishes on the menu were a bit overpriced compared to the chateaubriand....

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 December 2020

We had a lovely pre tier 3 meal with you and hope you are able to keep going ok until things improve. We will be back as soon as we can and thank you to you all. Digby

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Superb menu - everyone had delicious food. Thank you for offering a fantastic alternative for our vegetarians! We throughly enjoyed ourselves and the Pisco Sour was amazing too!

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 December 2020

We had an amazing lunch yesterday at The Red Lion and we can’t wait to come again!! The service was outstanding. Also coming to the bakery on Sunday :)

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Visited On Monday, 28 December 2020

A truly amazing place to come and eat. Quality local produce with a wide selection that will keep everyone happy. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend the Chateaubriand.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2020

Just wonderful and we had the perfect Boxing Day thanks to you!!! Can’t wait to come back (also your bakery is just amazing!!)

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

A lovely start to Christmas

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Despite having booked a table for 3 over a month earlier, it was somewhat disappointing to be ushered to a small table set for 2 on arrival - in an unoccupied part of the restaurant. Then the waiter proposed setting or squeezing another place setting on to the small table - which was very obviously not suitable for 3 - unless for 3 small children. The total lack of welcome or any form of acknowledgement by the lady behind the bar was surprising. The same lady took several requests via the waiter before she relented and gave him permission to allow us to sit at one of 2 tables already set for three. Was very close to leaving at that stage. Food was tasty if somewhat sparse on the plate. No atmosphere and could have done with another 4/5 degrees on the thermostat. Got the impression of staff not overly happy in their role. Our least enjoyable Christmas Eve dinner anywhere during the past 10 years. Plus the allegedly discretionary 12.5% service charge included on the bill. Very disappointing overall - and not even a very busy service.

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Dear Mr Minnis, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that you were disappointed with your experience of the Red Lion. Best wishes, Guy Manning

Responded On Saturday, 26 December 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Food continues to be excellent but service both to the 2 of us and from observation to tables around not as good as previously experienced and lets the food down

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Dear Mr Johnston, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you were disappointed by the service when you visited us. Best wishes, Guy Manning

Responded On Saturday, 26 December 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Gorgeous food, faultless as always!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Best breakfast in Wilts!

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Excellent as always. Great wine recommendation and really appreciate long term staff who know you and you can trust for advice

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Amazing food and service! X

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Another fantastic seven course tasting menu with a paired wine flight to accompany the food. We also loved the new Reidel wine & champagne glasses. A big thank you to Martin, Jamie & team RL for looking after us so well during our two night stay. We are looking forward to our next stay in March and the Spring tasting menu!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

We had our Christmas lunch with you last week - and it was wonderful. The menu was really interesting and mine (the vegetarian) was excellent. Atmosphere was warm and friendly - well done the Red Lion!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

I have been eating here for the past decade. The food is simply excellent. I trust them to the extent that I even order dishes containing ingredients that I had previously mistrusted. They have never failed to produce a dish that I have thoroughly enjoyed. The best restaurant in Wiltshire, without a doubt.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

We have always love The Red Lion and are so happy that it is continuing to offer amazing service in such trying conditions.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

We had a fabulous meal all the more impressive given the current Covid related challenges.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Another fantastic stay at the Red Lion. Fabulous food - the taster menu was amazing and a luxurious stay at Troutbeck

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Warm welcome, great service and the meal had something to all of our tastes and was unanimously delicious. The Red Lion is a "special occasions" venue for us and it was the first choice for a very limited gathering (4 from the same household) for a significant birthday meal. We appreciate the efforts of the team to keep us safe and it was great to see the place busy but managing to deliver a cracking service in such challenging circumstances. We'll be back!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Excellent food as always can’t wait for our next visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Fantastic service and meal. The food was perfect and the staff very welcoming.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The food was so good and service personnel attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend the Red Lion Freehouse!!

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