Originally known as The Reform the Red Lion has been serving the local community for over a century. Once a former farm house and coaching inn its enjoyed a varied spectrum of owners over the years. Situated in the small village of Thorncliffe, The Red Lion is surrounded by beautiful countryside and tourist attractions, Alton Towers, The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir being just a few.
As the current owners (Nick and Lucy), we decided to leave both our careers and take on the challenge of re opening The Red Lion with the vision of bringing it back to its former glory days. After three months of hard work, renewing and restoring the country freehold, its doors opened again on the 6th June 2014 and we have never looked back.
Our aim is to provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere for all our customers whether they are dinning or just enjoying a drink or two. We have separate dinning areas that can also be used as small function rooms for special occasions or corporate events.
Our menu ranges from contemporary cuisine to the old British favourites not forgetting our Steaks which are always a popular choice. Added to this our chefs are constantly amazing us with their ever changing selection of delicious daily specials.
Each Sunday we offer a different three course Lunch Menu consisting of three delicious roasts and a creative vegetarian option.
For the little ones we have a Children’s Menu and are always happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements.