Review on The Red Lyon

The Red Lyon is a very smart rural pub dating back to 1786 on the Henley Road in Hurley. The rustic interior is very welcoming with low beams, candles and a series of rooms, some of which feature a cosy log fire. New owner is chef Simon Pitney-Baxter, who has an impeccable CV having worked at Michelin starred L'Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria and more recently at the fine dining pub The Carnarvon Arms in Burghclere.

Simon is a passionate supporter of local suppliers and a vast amount of specials and vegetables featured daily, are from local farms or Waltham Place Estate. The seasonal menu changes daily, indeed sometimes twice daily during the Autumn should a local hunter turn up with some game. Their regular menu features great pub classics and they have won awards for their burgers and fish and chips. Typical starters that appear are chicken liver parfait, apple chutney and toasted granary bread or king prawns in garlic and coriander, tomato and chilli salsa. Follow on with mains of fillet of pork wrapped in pancetta, bubble and squeak and parsnips or fillet of sea bass, lemon potatoes, roasted tomatoes and spinach. For afters, its tradition all the way with a warm apple crumble and custard or a sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. The wine list has a good choice of quaffable stuff at realistic prices. When the sun shines the Red Lyon has a very pretty garden for al fresco dining, and they even have hampers on sale for your very own serviced picnics, including the blanket.

The Red Lyon is also featured in: AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Simon Pitney-Baxter

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00- 9.30pm Mon-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Red Lyon

  • Childrens menu
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Red Lyon
Henley Road

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