About Us

The Red Lion is an award-winning country pub & restaurant serving delicious home-cooked and locally supplied food from suppliers throughout the North West. We are pleasantly situated in Lower Withington Village. The perfect place for eating, drinking, and getting together with friends or family.

  • Beer gardenBeer garden
  • Dog friendlyDog friendly
  • FoodFood
  • Family friendlyFamily friendly
  • WifiWifi

A little more about us

Pete and Kerry are delighted to introduce themselves having taken on the Red Lion, nestled in the picturesque village of Lower Withington, in the heart of Cheshire. The iconic world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory graces the horizon, and we are privileged to offer you a warm welcome to our cosy country pub. Pete and Kerry, along with our dedicated team, are passionate about providing a memorable experience for each guest who walks through our doors. At the Red Lion we offer excellent home-cooked food, award winning ales and a place where friends and families come together to create lasting memories. Not only do we have our cosy pub, but we also have “the coffee shop” where you can enjoy home-made cakes, freshly made sandwiches, speciality teas and your coffee of choice. Pop in for a takeaway, or relax in our lovely surroundings inside and outside, our garden space is set across three areas, with a space for everyone and every occasion. We can offer function rooms to help you book your private gatherings, from celebrations of life, community functions to festive Christmas parties and everything in between, our intimate space is available for private hire. Let us know your requirements, and we will tailor our services to suit your personal needs, ensuring your event is a memorable one. Through the summer months we will be open seven days a week, to ensure we can all make the most of our time we share together. We invite you to join us at the Red Lion, Lower Withington, for an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a local resident or passing through the area, we look forward to welcoming you with open arms. For reservations or enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can't wait to meet you and share in the joys of good food, good company, and good times at the Red Lion.

Opening Times

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Delicious home-cooked food

Delicious home-cooked food

Our pub menu offers tasty dishes that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Enjoy a meal at our friendly pub with a cracking pint of Robinsons beer or a fine wine.

Walks from our pub

Walks from our pub

Check out our wonderful walks below, right from our pub door.

Local attractions: Jodrell Bank

Local attractions: Jodrell Bank

Jodrell bank, a world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction. Uncover the science and stories of this fascinating place through a range of interactive exhibitions, planetarium shows, events, and more. Perfect for all ages.

Local attractions: Lovell Quinta Arboretum

Local attractions: Lovell Quinta Arboretum

Lovell Quinta Arboretum is one of Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction. The 28-acre arboretum is situated in the village of Swettenham, holds 800 species of plants, trees and flora and was the lifelong project of Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of Jodrell Bank. Open year round from dawn to dusk.

Local atrractions: Clonter Theatre Opera

Local atrractions: Clonter Theatre Opera

A place to escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the exciting world of live musical theatre.

Local attractions: Capesthorne Hall

Local attractions: Capesthorne Hall

The estate is a tranquil haven of woodland, parkland and formal gardens, lakes, colourful perrenials with more unusual 18th century plants.

Local attractions: Gawsworth Hall

Local attractions: Gawsworth Hall

Featured in England’s Best Houses (Sir Simon Jenkins) “The Hall is start, superb example of Cheshire black and white architecture.” Fine paintings, sculpture and stained glass, ancient pleasure garden and rockery with live music through the summer.

Local attractions: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Local attractions: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

This reserve offers a variety of walks, including an easy access trail through the woodland with restful views over the lake. Look out for birds and butterflies on the way, including the bright yellow brimstones.

Local attractions: The villages of Holmes Chapel

Local attractions: The villages of Holmes Chapel

The village where Harry Styles lived, and Knutsford are within a ten minute drive, Knutsford offering Tatton Park for a stunning historic estate which spans over 1,000 acres of parkland, featuring an elegant mansion, 50 acres of beautiful gardens, a working farm, and much more. With over 100 events and activities throughout the year, there is always something new and exciting to discover at Tatton Park. Whether you're a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking for a fun day out with the family.

50p off all Robinsons' Cask Ales

50p off all Robinsons' Cask Ales

From Monday - Friday, get 50p off all Robinsons' cask ales!

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

From Tuesday - Saturday, enjoy Afternoon Tea or Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (savouries included) for just £18.95. Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (a twist on a traditional afternoon tea, offeris a layer of sandwiches, savouries and then and sweet dishes. Get a mini bottle of prosecco for only £6.50 or a pint of Robinsons' cask ale for £4.

Double up!

Double up!

For £9.95, enjoy a double spirit of choice with a mixer (excluding malts and XO) all day every day!

Hooked on Tuesday

Hooked on Tuesday

Every Tuesday, get cod & chips or wholetail scampi & chips served with chips and peas for only £9.95.

Pie Night Wednesday

Pie Night Wednesday

Hearty pie with chips, peas and gravy, served with a pint of Robinsons' beer, soft drink or medium glass of house wine, for £18.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursdays

Get £1 off a pint of Robinsons' cask ales every Thursday at the Red Lion!

Fizz Fridays

Fizz Fridays

20% off all fizz from 5pm - 10pm every Friday!

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