Great local Beers on tap, everyday!

Delicious food for every occasion

Beautiful views and walk routes


To facilitate our annual deep-clean we will be CLOSED, at LUNCHTIME ONLY for both food and drink on the following dates;

Monday 13th January

Tuesday 14th January

Wednesday 15th January

The bar will re-open at 5pm each evening, as normal, for drinks.

Come and see our “Interior of Special Historic Interest” as recommended by CAMRA’s publication Real Heritage Pubs of the South West

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 250 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.


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.”