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The Red Lion at Thurgarton is a fine country pub, offering full table side service, indoor and outdoor. Our menu is designed to be accessible, offering something for everyone. The team's ethos is to delivery an exceptional dining experience from start to finish, exceeding expectations of our guests for special occasions and casual dining alike.

About Us

Once a 16th Century ale house, The Red Lion is a fine country pub, set in the charming village of Thurgarton, next door to the historic town of Southwell. Our ethos is to deliver an exceptional dining and drinking experience. Expect a relaxed, well thought out experience from start to finish. Showcasing some of Nottingham's best food.

We are extremely proud of our 2AA rosette award for culinary excellence. Our ever-changing menus are crafted by our in-house team of award winning talented and driven chefs, creating modern British cuisine, as well as perfecting traditional pub classics. Our menu changes seasonally, Using the freshest, local ingredients & produce all sourced from within a thirty-mile radius.

Some notable produce suppliers we work with are:

  • James Vickers, Chefs Cut Butchers - Long Eaton
  • Paolo, Paulo's Seafoods - West Bridgford
  • All Shires Foods - Hucknall
  • Fruit Basket - West Bridgford

Well-kept local ales are ever changing on the front of the bar, with selections of national award-winning beers as well as guest ales from local independent breweries. An expansive wine list that is constantly growing, featuring established wines alongside a modern new world offering. House made cocktails are also on offer using a vast selection of world spirits.

Opening Times

Food Service:

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Drinks Service:

Monday - Thursday: 12 - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 12 - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Menu Service Times

A La Carte

Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: 5pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm

Set Menu

Lunch: 12 - 3pm, Mon - Sat
Dinner: 5 - 9pm, Mon - Wed


Steak Night
Thursday: 5-9pm

Chippy Tea
Friday: 5-9pm

Daily Specials
Saturday: 12 - 9pm

Sunday Lunch
Sunday: 12 - 6pm

Our Team

Meet our kitchen and front of house team

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We can cater for any type of event including full closure for a private event

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Gift Vouchers

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