Jeanne, Andrew and all the staff extend a warm welcome to the Red Lion at Litton. Nestled on the green in this picturesque village, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character and quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
The Red Lion first became a pub in 1787 when it was converted from three miner’s cottages. Thick exposed stone walls & wood paneling in a number of small, cozy rooms with blazing fires, create a comfortable & inviting atmosphere.
We have two superb bedrooms over the pub if you wish to stay and serve food seven days a week. Our lovely Church View Cottage is just across the pretty village green and available for week bookings from Saturdays. The links above provide further information.
The Red Lion is ideally situated to start (and end) a walk in the breathtaking Derbyshire Dales. We are right in the heart of the Peak District National Park and there are amazing walks to be enjoyed within a short walk of the pub’s front door. The Monsal Trail, a haven for cyclists and ramblers alike is just a stone’s throw away. After a hike through the dales what better than to drop into the Red Lion for a pint of our traditional hand-pulled ales, a glass of fine wine and some great food from Chef’s menu. We are open from 12 noon and our food is served every day. Our kitchen only closes 3-6pm Mon-Thur.
We are dog-friendly too. Humphrey and Hettie, the pub Labradors, welcome well behaved owners! The Red Lion is such a small pub that we do not allow children under 6. However, when the weather is favourable, there is plenty of seating just outside the front door on the lovely village green, which is covered in daffodils in early spring.
The Red Lion is a very busy traditional pub and although well-loved by walkers and tourists, it is a real village pub. We have a wonderful mix of local, interesting characters that drink and eat here. Many a stranger has come in for a pint and walked away having enjoyed friendly banter and interesting stories to remind themselves of their time in the lovely village of Litton.