The Red Lion, Odiham

UK England South East England Hampshire Basingstoke

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
This Hampshire pub is as stylish and historic a place for a short break from London as you could wish for.

Less than an hour southwest of London, The Red Lion is as stylish and as historic pub as you could wish for. Dating back to the 17th-century, it has recently – and very sensitively – been refurbished and not only serves great food but also has seven stunning stylish bedroom to entice you you stay overnight. And why woudn't you?  The pub is to easy to reach from London, bang on the high street in the very pretty, historic small town of Odiham, plus you're close to some of Hampshire choicest attractions, from family friendly venues like Birdworld and Go Ape to cultural magnets like Jane Austen's house in nearby Alton.

The Red Lion may be a comfortable place to stay and to eat but the pub retains its essential rustic pubbiness and historic character, with a series of beamed rooms, ancient fireplaces and creaky floors that have been complemented by a stylish makeover in both the public rooms and the bedrooms upstairs. Part of the local 'Red Mist' group, it's a nice place just for a drink, but it would be a shame not to try the food, which is consciously local, seasonal and beautifully presented, with a upscale pub food menu that encompasses everything from Hampshire lamb to local chalk stream trout, along with excellent homemade burgers and other pub classics (they also have a good choice of gluten-free options). They also offer sharing platters, a wonderful selection of English cheeses and a good choice of ales from the nearby Hog's Back Brewery as well as Red Mist ale from their own Tilbury microbrewery.

As for the rooms, they are cool, calm and very stylish, with a palette of browns, creams, greys and heritage greens, lots of beams, smartly decorated bathrooms with spacious showers, toiletries, good wifi, flatscreen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities in the rooms themselves. Breakfast is included in rates and is a generous continental buffet during the week, with hot dishes available at weekends.

Details

Suitable For

Dogs welcome overnight in certain rooms but please call ahead to confirm when making a booking.  £15 per night surcharge for dogs. Dogs welcome in the restaurant too, but customers are requested to phone ahead so that tables can be allocated accordingly.

The Red Lion is very family-friendly, with kids menus, toiletries and two sets of interconnecting rooms - please book over the phone.

Exclusive use is available for larger groups of family or friends. Costs (£1,100 per night for 14 people sharing 7 rooms) are inclusive of breakfast and dinner - please see website for more details.

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

Double rooms from £85 a night, including breakfast.

Rooms

Seven double en-suite rooms, including a family rooms and a set of interconnecting rooms.

Location

Contact Website  01256 701 145  The Red Lion, Odiham, 102 High Street, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1LP

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Getting There

You're just 2 miles from the M3 so the pub couldn't be much easier to reach by car. It's also only 2 miles from Hook railway station, so is a potential car-free destination too.

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