• Welcome to The Red Lion

    A charming traditional 17th Century Free House
    Located in the picturesque village of Marsworth

    About usReservations
  • Drink with us at The Red Lion

    When visiting enjoy our carefully selected range of drinks.
    We have something to suit every occasion. Choose from our range
    of premium Cask ales, draught lagers, our selected range of ciders, good wines and gins.
    You are never short of options.
    For guests who prefer something soft, we have a variety of juices,
    carbonates and hot drinks available.

  • Dine with us at The Red Lion

    There is something for everyone at The Red Lion.
    Relax and unwind and enjoy fantastic food to suit your taste and occasion.
    On our main menu you will find traditional pub classics such as
    sumptuos Steak, mouthwatering Burgers, and hearty Ploughmans,
    all alongside great vegatarian and vegan options.

  • Get-together at The Red Lion

    If you’re looking for somewhere to host an intimate event or gathering,
    we’ve got the space to make it a great success, Indoors or outside.
    Our friendly, professional hospitality means that you can come together
    in a relaxed and considerate environment whilst our team look after
    all the small details. Whether it’s a celebration, business meeting or a regular meet up.
    Contact us today to plan your special occasion.

The Red Lion

Located in the picturesque village of Marsworth

A place to wine, a place to dine

A friendly warm atmosphere, children and dogs welcome

The Red Lion – situated in the heart of the village, close to bridge 130 of the Grand Union Canal. This traditional, relaxed and welcoming pub has several secluded drinking areas, picnic tables to the front of the pub and a large well kept beer garden to the rear which is a delightful sun-trap in the summer. On colder days – whilst the outside benches may be unoccupied – inside the wood burning stove and open fire in the public bar keep the warm atmosphere alive.

The new host, Will Foster, offers a range of quality ales, lagers, ciders, spirits, wines and soft drinks, alongside the very popular home cooked food both from the menu and on the seasonal specials board.

According to deeds hanging in the pub, dated 1683, The Red Lion has been a centre point of Marsworth for hundreds of years. There are clues in the structure of the pub suggesting the building itself was standing for many years prior to this. The cruck frame technique, visible at the far end of the pub, paired with the thatched roof, hint at it being constructed as long ago as the Anglo-Saxon period, although the pub hasn’t always been as big as it is at present. What we now know as the ‘games area’, home to the bar billiards table and dart board, used to be two cottages, with one front door and the old fire places still visible today.

COVID-19 changes that we have made to keep you safe

The safety and well-being of our team and guests is our top priority

Things may still be a little different for a while. To help create a safe environment for everyone, we’ve enhanced our high standards of hygiene even further. There are also some changes to service ensuring everyone is safe but you can rest assured that everyone will still get a special welcome!

  • There are separate entrances and exits to ensure that we meet government advice on safe distancing. We ask all our guests to be respectful of this policy when they visit us.
  • It is mandatory to wear a facecovering when moving around our bar and restaurant. It is not necessary to wear a mask when seated at your table.
  • We are operating a table service only for food and drinks
  • Social Distancing – please respect one another’s space and don’t move furniture, it has been positioned for Social Distancing
  • Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the pub
  • Dedicated Employees will be keeping the Pub clean at all times. Every table is cleaned thoroughly at the end of every guest visit.
  • We prefer card transactions at this time (but we will accept cash)


Served Monday to Saturday lunchtimes only.
All served on white or granary bread with a side salad.

  • Tuna
  • Prawn

StartersLight Bites

  • Spicy Prawns
    Large Creel Prawns in spicy breadcrumbs, served with a sweet chilli dip
  • Caesar Salad
    Classic caesar salad with parmesan, anchovies & croutons
    *with salmon £12.95
  • Whitebait
    Deep fried whitebait served with tartare sauce
  • Spicy Chicken Strips
    Hot & spicy breaded Chicken strips served with a Sweet Chilli dip
  • Crispy Coated Mushrooms
    Garlic button mushrooms in breadcrumbs, served with a garlic mayonnaise dip
  • Bubble & Squeak
    Bubble & Squeak topped with smoked bacon and a poached egg


Served with a chunk of granary bread, pickles and coleslaw


For our daily specials see our specials board

  • Pan fried Salmon
    Fillet of Salmon, served with crushed new potatoes and fine green beans
  • Sirloin Steak
    8oz Sirloin steak, served with fries, tomato & onion rings
  • Sausage & Mash
    Three pork butchers sausages, served with creamy mash & onion gravy
  • Wagyu Burger
    Wagyu steak burger served in a brioche bun with fries and salad
    *add cheese for 70p
  • Chicken Burger
    Breaded Chicken fillet burger in a soft bun with mayonnaise with fries and salad
  • Ham, Egg & Chips
    Ham, served with fries and two eggs
  • Cod & Chips
    Large battered Cod, topped with a wedge of Lemon and served with fries, garden peas and tartare sauce
  • Scampi & Chips
    Deep fried Scampi in breadcrumbs with a wedge of Lemon, served with fries, garden peas and tartare sauce


  • Sausage & Mash
    Pork butchers sausage, served with creamy mash & onion gravy
  • Ham, Egg & Chips
    Ham, served with fries and egg
  • Scampi & Chips
    Deep fried Scampi in breadcrumbs, served with fries, garden peas and tartare sauce


  • Bowl of Chips
  • Cheesy Chips
  • Onion Rings
  • Peppercorn Sauce
  • Peas
  • Breaded Mushrooms


All puddings served with either Custard or Ice Cream

  • Ice Cream
    (Three Scoops)
    Flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla – served with sauce
  • Apple & Rhubarb Crumble
  • Chocolate Chip Sponge
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Spotted Dick

Wine Selection

  • White Wine
  • Pinot Griqio - La Delfina 2019 (Italy)

    Crisp dry white with all the hallmarks of Pinot Grigio. Citrus fruits on the nose with a refreshing palate of zesty green apple and fresh pear

  • Sauviqnon Blanc - South Island 2019 (New Zealand)

    Crisp and tropical with passionfruit aromas and long lasting flavour

  • Red Wine
  • Merlot - Dewall 2017 Young Vines (South Africa)

    Easy soft red wine with flavours of creamy black berries with a hint of mint

  • Shiraz - Whistling Duck 2019 (Australia)

    Medium bodied Shiraz with upfront aromatics of raspberry preserve and plum with hints of pepper spice and vanilla

  • Malbec - Sierra Alta 2019 (Argentina)

    Vibrant and juicy Ma/bee with flavours of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of chocolate

  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Riebeek Cellars (South Africa)

    Upfront blackcurrant flavours enhanced by subtle oak

  • Rosé
  • Pinot Grigio - La Delfina 2019 (Italy)

    Crisp dry Pinot Grigio packed with juicy strawberry and raspberry flavours lifted by refreshing mouth-watering acidity

Hot Beverages

  • Black Coffee
  • White Coffee
  • Latte
  • TEA

Contact us

The Red Lion

90 Vicarage Road
Marsworth, Nr. Tring
Hertfordshire. HP23 4LU

01296 668366


Give us a call! You can contact us between 11am and 10pm every day of the week.
Our Phone number is 01296 668366