Red Lion Freehouse

Gastropub, Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Red Lion Freehouse

Silver Award

“Guy and Brittany Manning are superstars, phenomenal!” exclaims a fan of the Red Lion – a brilliant freehouse and dressed-down eatery in the wild reaches of Salisbury Plain south of Upavon (be sure to programme your SatNav). The pair cooked in top-end kitchens ranging from Chez Bruce to Thomas Keller’s Per Se before taking over this sympathetically spruced-up thatched hostelry and turning it into a much-hyped destination for locals, travellers and inquisitive foodies alike. Working in tandem, the Mannings are capable of delivering some startlingly accomplished dishes, ranging from cappelleti of pheasant with consommé, thyme and game chips to the RL ‘fluffernutter’ with peanut nougatine and banana ice cream, via roast loin and faggot of Salisbury Plain venison with swede gratin, prunes, carrots and sauce poivrade or pan-fried halibut with leek fondue, girolles and Wiltshire truffle emulsion. Meanwhile, drinkers can sup ales from local microbreweries or dip into the nifty wine list. Accommodation is available across the road at the Troutbeck Guest House.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Gastropub, Modern European
Cosy, Traditional
Perfect for
Food Hygiene Rating


East Chisenbury, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6AQ

01980 671124 01980 671124


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12.30pm-2.30pm 6.30-9pm (Sun -8pm)


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3 Reviews 

Harry F

20 March 2018  
The ultimate in classy fish cuisine in a dining room with a view to die for, superb wine matches, and relaxed yet professional service.

Harry F

23 June 2017  
One of the best Wiltshire restaurants. Guy and Britney are hitting all the right notes in this stunning Michelin stared gem nestled in the secluded Avon Valley of Wiltshire. Service impeccable, recommend the grilled rump of Wiltshire lamb! .

Alex S

20 November 2012  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
if you haven't been, go soon. Not just because they recently received their first Michelin star. The cooking is polished and full of flavour. Simple menus with enough choice and interest (including locally sourced truffles) and really good value. The wine list needs some work but overall this is of a very high standard.
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