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Built over 400 years ago, the Red Lion has a charming interior with a wealth of oak beams & real fires in winter.
We offer a warm welcome to everyone, with great locally sourced food & a good range of wines, beers & ales.
The Red Lion is located in the Town of Witham, Essex, boasting a population of over 25,000 people. We are a friendly family run pub & restaurant & we offer our locals & guests the finest wines, spirits, liqueurs & real ales.
At the Red Lion we also cater for all types of functions - whether it be a christening or wedding party or even corporate events.
We also offer regular weekend entertainment including local bands, karaoke and themed nights - just check out our Events page to see what’s on.
Take a look at our Bar, Dining and Events pages to see more of what we have to offer.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Red Lion Pub & hope that you enjoy your visit.
The Red Lion has a relaxed locals bar atmosphere & welcomes drinkers to enjoy a tipple of of their favourite beverage in convivial company & even enjoy a bite to eat from the bar menu. If you are dining in the restaurant, it’s a great bar to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before having a great meal.
Whether you visit on a beautiful summer's day when you can sit outside & enjoy time with your friends or family, or on a winter's day when the log fires burn & add to the atmosphere, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
A drink for every occasion
We serve a variety of ciders & spirits. As for our non-alcoholic options, choose from a selection of imaginative soft drinks & pressed fruit juices, for adults as well as younger diners. Or if you feel like something nice & hot, we serve freshly brewed coffee all day.
Here at the Red Lion, we have numerous events throughout the year, whether it be live bands, karaoke, theme nights or simply watching live sport.
We are proud to say that we are hosting live coverage of the Euro 2016 Finals from France, starting Friday June 10, 2016 with the opening ceremony, followed by the hosts France taking on Romania. Of course, we will also be showing all of the England and home nation games
For future events and goings on at the Red Lion, check out our Facebook Page where we will post it all!
Once you've enjoyed a drink in the bar - or, for that matter, in our lovely courtyard - chances are your tastebuds will be tingling. Much our food is home-made & traditional in flavour.
There's plenty to enjoy on the Red Lion menu from traditional pub grub such as home made pie of the day, to classic pub grills, sandwiches & baguettes along as a selection of vegetarian & children’s dishes, through to traditional English puddings like apple & rhubarb crumble, chocolate fudge cake & much more, accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers & ales - including Adnams & a range of guest ales.
That's what we stand for - good, honest, top quality fare. Choose to eat in the bar, our lovely garden or the dining room.
There's no need to book a table in advance (unless you're part of a big party), so why not pop along to the Red Lion in Witham & experience the great food and welcoming atmosphere for yourself?
Add Chips for £1 or Curly Fries for £1.50
Sweet Chilli Chicken
Sausage & Onion
Steak & Onion
BBQ Chicken Melt
Each burger is 6oz & locally produced & served with chunky chips in a sesame bun with mayo, lettuce & tomato
The Red Lion Parlour in 1925
The Red Lion was built back in the 16th Century and originally consisted of two cottages before later being converted into one large house. This rebuild took place in the 17th Century and used the old framework.
In the 18th century it became known as the Black Boy Pub, where cock fighting was provided to attract aristocratic clients.
A journal written in 1883 refers to the old Witham Fair, during which two greasy poles were set outside of the Red Lion, for which their use can be left to your imagination.
To contact us please use the information below or fill out the form;
Dee & Team
11am-1am Fri & Sat
Extended Hours on Bank Holidays
Sunday Roasts or
Baguettes or Ciabattas
Early Evening Bookings
Until 7pm Mon-Fri
(Min 6 people)
We accept most major credit & debit cards
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