Pub and Bars in Stathern
Sister pub to the acclaimed Olive Branch in Clipsham The Red Lion Inn in the village of Stathern is surrounded by the beautiful open countryside of The Vale of Belvoir, popular with walkers, riders and shooters. The whole Red Lion team are passionate about local produce; in the kitchen Phil Lowe uses the best local producers and suppliers to supply him with ingredients such as game from Belvoir Castle, sausages from the village butcher, eggs, steaks, chickens, vegetables and fruits sourced from local farms as well as cheeses and bread from nearby dairies and bakers. Creating a daily changing menu to include dishes such as 'Red Lion salad of peppered beef (Blackberry Farm, Clipston) Colston Bassett stilton';'Mrs Kings Melton Mowbray Pork pie with home pickled shallots and piccalilli';'Loin of Venison (Buckminster) parsnip mash, red cabbage, mulled wine sauce'; as well as pub classics; 'Deep fried Whitebait, garlic & lemon mayonnaise; Fish and chips; Red Lion chocolate cherry Eaton mess or Rhubarb crumble, ginger ice-cream. With Mark Barbour overseeing the front of house, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming a bar full of locals serves local beers on the hand pumps as well as speciality beers on draught such as Budwieser Budvar, Leffe and Hoegaarden, and an extensive drinks list offering wines from classic vineyards through to up and coming new world producers, as well as an extensive list of speciality continental bottled beers and ciders all chosen to compliment the food. Mulled wine and roast chestnuts by the open fires in the winter and homemade lemonade, Pimms cocktails whilst we barbecue in the courtyard garden in the summer. The Red Lion Inn has been the village Inn since the 17th Century, when it is said, Charles the 1st death warrant was signed, at the inn, as it was the local squire Francis Hacker who was the Colonel in charge of the Kings execution. The Red Lion Inn, was bought in April of 2002, they spent 3 months re-furbishing it with the help of Olive Branch staff and local builders, carpenters and decorators. A brand new kitchen had been built, the exterior was entirely repainted and the lounge, bar & dining room were redecorated and refurnished. Although the inspiration and standards of quality are the same as The Olive Branch, the Red Lion Inn has its own unique character, a traditional local bar serving real ales, lagers and specialty bottled beers, an informal lounge with magazines, newspapers comfy chairs and sofa, an informal dining area and a more formal and elegant dining room.
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