Drink at the Red Lion
The Red Lion at Litton is famous for real ale and has long been a favourite for discerning beer drinkers. We are in The Good Beer Guide and have also achieved top marks in our Cask Marque assessment, so you can be sure of a decent pint! Our staff are well trained and are always happy to advise when you’re struggling to decide which beer will suit your tastes best.
We always have three traditional hand-pulled beers on offer, sometimes four. As part of our philosophy of supporting local businesses, the majority of the beer on offer will be brewed in Derbyshire or South Yorkshire.
Our most popular beer is one of our regulars, Oakwell Brewery’s Barnsley Bitter. A distinctive bitter with an even balance of hops and malt and a lasting aftertaste. At just 3.8% this is our easy drinking session beer. A legend in it’s own lifetime, it has received numerous CAMRA awards.
Our other regular choice is Absolution from Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield – a mid-straw coloured beer with aromas of tropical fruit and elderflower flavours. The beer is sweet all the way through, balanced by bitterness at the finish. A clean tasting beer, sweetish but not cloying. It is very drinkable… but beware! It packs quite a punch at 5.3%. Winner of many awards, Absolution is a perennial favourite.
Our third pump is usually connected to a cask of one of the pale, easy-drinking beers, normally from one of our local micro-breweries or occasionally from further afield.
Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter 4.2 full bodied, smooth malty with nutty, chocolatey overtones and a strong grassy hop balance. A robust and characterful, orange-golden bitter
Abbeydale Absolution 5.3 a fruity pale ale, deceptively drink
Ossett White Rat 4.0 American Pale Ale. Fruit-hoppy over malt
Cabernet Sauvignon – Isla Negra, Chile …. £13.95
Ripe plum & raspberry fruit with a touch of spice. Medium bodied.
Merlot 2012 – Sierra Grande, Chile …. £15.75
A rich, warm Merlot with deep colour & berry fruit flavours.
Shiraz 2014 – McGuigan, SE Australia …. £15.50
Generous flavours of plum and raspberry with a hint of chocolate and oak.
Malbec 2014 – Parra Alta, Argentina …. £15.50
Full-bodied, vibrant red with aromas of blackberry and fresh raspberry with subtle vanilla oak.
Sauvignon Blanc – Isla Negra, Chile …. £13.95
Ripe, fruity dry wine with fantastic lime, grapefruit and gooseberry flavours.
Chardonnay 2015 – McGuigan, SE Australia …. £15.50
Rich, full flavoured with deep peach, melon & apricot fruit with gentle vanilla oak. Silky with a long clean finish
Semillon 2012 – Telegraph Station, South East Australia …. £15.50
Medium Dry with aromas of fresh lime and gooseberries, zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavours
Pinot Grigio Garganega 2012 – Delle Venezie, Italy …. £15.25
Delicate bouquet with floral & fruity flavours – crisp fresh & dry yet with gentle honey notes.
Rose – Isla Negra, Chile …. £13.95
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot grapes. Medium Dry Bright juicy strawberry and cherry flavours.
Pinot Grigio Blush 2013 – Delle Venezie, Italy …. £15.75
Crisp and intense aroma, a harmonious fruity taste with notes of peach.
Prosecco – Italy …. £17.95
Lively, refreshing and full of bright citrus fruit flavours with background floral notes. Medium Dry, Crisp and Delicate
Mumm Champagne …. £46
World famous……. Aromas of lemon and grapefruit leading to summer peaches and soft caramel.
Lanson Black Label Champagne …. £46
Mouth-wateringly fresh with lovely citrus fruit flavours and a touch of honey