The Red Lion, Ashford

The Red Lion

  • TR Owners Club Meeting

    The TR Owners Club meet at The Red Lion once a month.

  • Rabble Folk Theatre

    The Rabble Folk Theatre at The Red Lion on New Years Day 2014

  • The Rabble Folk Theatre

    The Rabble Folk Theatre at The Red Lion on New Years Day 2014.

  • The Rabble Folk Theater 3

    The Rabble Folk Theatre at The Red Lion on New Years Day 2014

  • New Chef means New Menu

Welcome to The Red Lion

New!  Sunday Lunchtime music - Tuck into Sunday Lunch and be entertained by some of our best local musicians.

The Red Lion is a beautiful 16th century English Country Pub situated in the Heart of the Kentish Countryside.  We are close to the M20 and Leeds Castle.

We are a friendly, family and dog (well behaved!) welcoming pub, offering a fantastic range of real ales and delicious food.  All our ingredients are locally sourced, where possible.

Why not have a look at our Events Page?  See our varied calendar of exciting events we have planned thoughout the year.

We look forward to welcoming you.

A bit of history...
Originally a thatched farmhouse built in 1562, the building’s history can be traced back to the reign of Elizabeth I. An ale and cider licence was granted in 1709 before it officially became an Inn later that century. The pub has been trading ever since - including a period of time when it doubled as a postal sorting office.

Customers can see for themselves a piece of the pub's fascinating history - a child's leather shoe found in the chimney during refurbishment. Dating from 1850, rumour has it that strange things occur if it is taken off the premises.