The Red Lion has now reopened, with updated opening hours. Booking is essential!
NEW BAKERY: Every Sunday morning the Michelin-star venue now runs its very own bakery offering croissants, pastries, donuts, cinnamon buns, cakes and other goodies.
New opening times:
Tuesday: from 3pm to include dinner service
Wednesday: from 3 pm to include dinner service
Thursday: from 9 am to include lunch and dinner service
Friday: from 9 am to include lunch and dinner service
Saturday: from 9 am to include lunch and dinner service
Sunday: BAKERY open from 9am until 1pm. Sunday roast ready meals available to take away from 11. Closed for lunch service.
The village of East Chisenbury is the epitome of ‘a quiet backwater’. Tucked into a fold of Salisbury Plain, the village is definitely off the beaten track. Perhaps the thatched Red Lion in the village is a surprising choice for two well-travelled and practised chefs to open up their first venture together… but maybe not. The compact size of the Red Lion and it's steady crowd of regulars has given Guy and Brittany the opportunity to plough their own furrow away from the pressures of the capital’s highly competitive environment. Having ‘been there and done that’ Guy and Britt are eager to practice their knowledge of traditional and modern culinary techniques on a range of carefully sourced British produce. Dishes such as a home made hot ‘Scotch Egg’ featuring a soft-boiled hen’s egg from the hen run in the pub garden and hand-pulled belly pork demonstrate Guy’s commitment to the pub’s drinkers and their craving for a snack. But the famous Wiltshire rib of beef steak for 2, so popular that it doesn't leave the daily-changing menu, showcases his knowledge of classic cookery combined with the contemporary cooking techniques learned at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York. Britt rules the pastry section producing tempting desserts. The Red Lion “Baked Alaska” combines ginger genoise, passionfruit sorbet, macadamia crunch and meringe to produce a dessert typical of Britt’s style- a classic with a twist, displaying her breadth of knowledge from hip ice cream creations to classic French patisserie.
Their current accolades include a coveted Michelin star, a Good Food Guide rating of 6, Pub of the Year 2014 as well as the GFG Pub Chef of the Year award in 2010, and inclusion in the trustworthy Sawday's guides for both the pub and the Red Lion's boutique Guest House, Troutbeck; Since opening in December, 2012, Troutbeck has already been awarded Sawday's Best Pub with Rooms for 2013 and has an AA rating of 5 stars with a Gold Award. But having said that- it is still a pub! So you could rock up with your dog and your kids for a pint before sitting down to a 7 course seasonal tasting menu- if you wanted to!
The Red Lion has roared into the consciousness of foodies and locals alike with its amazing drink selection and outstanding cooking at reasonable prices. And now with a place to crash afterwards, waste no time in visiting before its popularity makes getting a table- or a room- impossible.
|2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
- Locally sourced produce
- Serve evening meal
- Serve lunch
Children & Infants
- Accept children all ages
- Eat Out to Help Out
- Available for wedding receptions
- Cater for groups
- Dogs Accepted
- Event venue
- Garden/patio for guests' use
- Licenced for alcohol
- Open All Year
- Real log/coal fires
- In countryside
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
Map & Directions
A303 to A345 towards Upavon/Pewsey. Turn right towards Enford. Left at bottom of hill.A342 to Upavon towards Everleigh and Andover. Follow road. Turn off right, towards East Chisenbury and Red Lion.
Public Transport Directions
First Great Western to Pewsey station, follow road to Upavon, turn off right signposted East Chisenbury and Red Lion.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good129
- jamlucyWinchesterTrip Type:CouplesA October lunchSaturday, 3rd October 2020A great visit. Delicious chicken liver parfait (who needs foie) and a well judged scallop dish to start. We then shared a Chateaubriand which was perfectly cooked. Great chips, nice salad but sauce... Read full review
- Luciehall321Marlborough, United KingdomBeen a few times. Can’t faultFriday, 9th October 2020Been a few times. Can’t fault the food it really is amazing. Leave room for pudding I find it the best part of the menu. Last visit I found the starters a little plain and the menu a little small. I... Read full review
- monkton2015Swindon, United KingdomBad service, tough chateaubriandTuesday, 13th October 2020Very disappointed, took friends for a special birthday dinner. Sadly since Guy has moved from the kitchen to just management the standard of food has dropped, certainly not worth a Michelin star. The... Read full review
- AA Awards AA - 3 Rosettes 2015
- Regional and Miscellaneous Michelin - 1 Star 2012
- Regional and Miscellaneous Good Food Guide 2010
- Regional and Miscellaneous Good Food Guide - Pub Chef of the Year 2010 2010
- Regional and Miscellaneous Wiltshire Life Pub/Restaurant of the Year 2013 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Sawday's Best pub with rooms award 2013/14 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Good Food Guide - Pub of the Year 2014 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Good Food Guide 2015 – Top 50 Pubs in the Country 2014