Troutbeck Guest House at the Red Lion Freehouse offers an interesting blend of sumptuous…
Red Lion Freehouse
“Simple, well-executed classics in a country pub.” - AA Inspector
Family-owned and -run since 2008, the thatched Red Lion is hidden from view down narrow lanes in an idyllic corner of Wiltshire. Retaining its pubby element for the locals, there’s a range of local beers and ciders on tap plus bar snacks and kid’s burgers. Eat in the smartly attired and relaxed dining areas or the tranquil, tree-shaded beer garden, perhaps starting with a warm Newlyn crab tart with dressed leaf salad, and move on to roast Cornish cod, olive oil mash, Provencal tomato and gremolata. Finish with coconut bavarois, poached Yorkshire rhubarb, lime curd and rhubarb sorbet.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 45
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: First 2 weeks January
- Wines under £30: 8
- Wines over £30: 45
- Wines by the glass: 35
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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