Great local Beers on tap, everyday!

Delicious food for every occasion

Beautiful views and walk routes

A warm and friendly atmosphere can be found in this attractive traditional Free-House located in Kilmington right on the B3092 between Mere and Frome.  Situated on the world renowned Stourhead Estate, this National Trust-owned building has been under my new private business ownership since December 2014.  Situated at the base of White Sheet Hill and adjacent to an old coaching route (the extra horses needed to negotiate the steep hill were once stabled here) the 16th Century former farmworker’s cottage has been a pub for some 350 years serving the Parish villages of Kilmington, Norton Ferris, Stourton, Gasper, Zeals and Bourton.

The Red Lion team is passionate about beer and food, using only the best local breweries, high-quality food producers and suppliers some of whom actually farm or live in the village.  The bar counter houses a number of beer engines supplying a personal choice of traditional ales and cider.  There is room for “guest ales” from further afield – maybe even Dorset!  Lunch and Supper offerings will vary seasonally based on availability of ingredients both locally and regionally – certainly local flavours and origins are championed.

The bar is open during the day from 11:00am (noon on Sunday) until 2:30pm.  In the evening we are open from 6:30pm (7:00pm on Sunday) until 10:00pm, except Monday and Tuesday when we just open “early doors” for the locals – and anyone else who fancies an early pint!

Our lunch menu is available seven days a week between noon and 2:00pm.

Supper is served between 7:00pm and 9:00pm from Wednesday to Sunday evening inclusive.

I hope to see you soon.

Winter Opening Times – January 2017


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Our latest Trip Advisor reviews

“Very good pub lunch after a walk”
“Clean warm and friendly ambience”
“Unpretentious, traditional English pub”
“Customers really feel welcome”
“What a welcome change”
“Excellent choice of beers, very good home-made Pub food.”
“An old favourite and now improved with dogs allowed”
“Friendly, warm welcome, good food!”
“Excellent Sunday Lunch”
“Great village pub!”
“Couldn’t have rounded off a walk round Stourhead better.”