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Great local Beers on tap, everyday!

Delicious food for every occasion

Beautiful views and walk routes

Friday February 1st

We are open today!

Stourhead House & Gardens may be closed today but we will still be here serving lunch between noon and 2pm with last orders for food at 1:30pm.

Also this, and every, weekend we will be screening the Six Nations starting with France v Wales tonight, kick-off at 8pm.  Supper service is available from 5pm until 8pm and complimentary nibbles will be provided at half time.  For the rest of the tournament our normal menu will be available with a special half time “meal deal” available.

Hope to see you soon!

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.


We will be CLOSED LUNCHTIME ONLY on the following dates to undertake deep cleaning and essential maintenance.

Monday 21st January, Monday 28th January and Monday 4th February.


Opening Hours

MONDAY*Bar11:00 – 14:3017:00 – 20:00
 Food12:00 -14:00No Food
TUESDAYBar11:00 – 14:3017:00 – 20:00
 Food12:00 – 14:00No Food
WEDNESDAYBar11:00 – 14:3017:00 – 20:00
 Food12:00 – 14:00No Food
THURSDAYBar11:00 14:3017:00 21:00
 Food12:00 – 14:0017:00 – 20:00
FRIDAYBar11:00 14:3017:00 21:00
 Food12:00 – 14:0017:00 – 20:00
SATURDAYBar OPEN ALL DAY11:00 >>>>>>>>>>>> 21:00
 Food Available ALL DAY12:00 >>>>>>>>>>>> 20:00

Food Available ALL DAY

12:00 >>>>>>

12:00 >>>>>>

>>>>>> 18:00

>>>>>> 17:00




Food Available ALL DAY

12:00 >>>>>>

12:00 >>>>>>

>>>>>> 20:00

>>>>>> 17:00


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.”
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