The Red Lion Inn
8 Red Lion Street
The Red Lion Inn
It would be difficult to imagine a more picturesque pub than The Red Lion Inn with its walls of honey-coloured local stone and its beautifully crafted thatch. Even the porch has its own covering of thatch.
Cropredy village sits beside the Oxford Canal, with towpath walks stretching for miles in either direction and the inn is right next to Cropredy lock. A few miles to the west of the village is Upton House a National Trust property.
The display of china plates at the Red Lion certainly provide an interesting conversation subject at this lovely old inn with its low-slung beamed ceilings.
The menu offers a good choice of traditional pub meals such as steaks, home cooked ham and home-made desserts along with vegetarian options, salads, omelettes, ploughman's and baguettes. The regular menu is supplemented by a choice of daily specials.
To accompany the meal, there's a good selection of drinks on offer, amongst them four real ales and a good selection of reasonably priced wines. There is a local's bar with traditional inglenook and a games room which doubles as a family room.
Not an easy pub to get to, try these directions: from the M40 at Exit 11, take the A361 towards Daventry. After just over a mile take the minor road to the left signposted to Cropredy (1 mile).
The Red Lion Inn is in the centre of the village, next to the church.
Remember August is Fairport Convention Month and it gets busy in the village.
Monday-Friday 12-2.30pm (2pm during winter)
Mon, Wed, Thurs 6-11pm
Saturday 12-3.30pm, 6-12
Sunday 12-3.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm
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