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.
We offer 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 refer to as the ‘The Cozy Corner’, home to the dart board, used to be two cottages, with one front door and the old fire places still visible today.