Hello and welcome to The Red Lion, part of The Greedy Gordon Group, an eclectic and friendly collection of luxury pubs and online boutiques located in the heart of Northamptonshire.
We are Richard Gordon and Sonya Freeman – Head Chef & Proprietors – and we can’t wait to welcome you to the first pub and restaurant we opened, The Red Lion. It’s an idyllic traditional village pub based in Cranford (near Kettering) a village steeped in history and the pub has been a mainstay since the 1700s.
With over 50 years (combined) experience in the industry, we’ve thrown all our energies into The Red Lion, which has been a bustling part of the community since we launched! So much so, we won The Muddy Stilettos Award for Best Location Pub in 2019 and Booker Food Pub of the Year!
Our aim has always been to bring people together with our warm hospitality and our love of delicious food and drink. Our menu is inventive, imaginative and always creative; giving the local pub scene a new and diverse way of eating. We pride ourselves on using the very best local produce for our food and drink and reducing our carbon footprint has been at the forefront of the Red Lion’s success. We use local sheep from Brigstock, wine produced in Brigstock, Birds View Vineyard and wine produced also in a Vineyard locally in Lowick.
. We use local producers and butchers as much as possible too. Robert Jones (Bob) grows most of our fruit and veg (no pesticides), and we take all of his produce, it tastes amazing! We also use the roastery in Wellingborough and Tea Lab, another brilliant company who even do nitrogen tea at some of the venues. Recycling & upcycling and having a real essence of the environment is very important to us.
We fell in love with the Red Lion because it’s a cosy pub with old-world charm, low ceilings and open fires. You can choose your tipple, grab one of our board games and you’re set for the night! We’re family-friendly and dog-friendly too and have a spacious beer garden. The restaurant’s glass extension gives a contemporary edge and separates the space from the bar for those wanting a more formal (but still friendly) dining experience.
Nothing beats a cosy pub - the smell of a real fire, a superbly cooked meal, a tipple of choice - and we think long and hard about it all because we really care. It has always been our dream to have a collection of pubs connecting the community and we’re so thrilled to have made this a reality.
Come along and experience what we believe is London style dining in the Rose of the Shires.
*Our Christmas menus for December Lunch & Dinner along with Boxing Day & New Years day menus are now available to book - see menus below.
Christmas party nights with live music & dancing until midnight! Fridays & Saturdays 3rd December - 18th December
We can’t wait to meet you.
Richard & Sonya
Book here for Indoor Restaurant Menu & Sunday Lunch
Serving Food Monday to Saturday 12noon – 3pm & 4pm - 8.30pm. Sunday 12noon - 6pm
We now use Open Table for all our bookings a worldwide safe platform for you our customers to make easy and safe online bookings. We no longer ask for a deposit but just a valid credit card or debit card to confirm your booking “NO MONEY IS TAKEN FROM YOUR CARD” if you fail to turn up to your booking without cancelling 2 hours before then we will charge £10 per person for a no show. You can still make a booking by phone with a member of staff or simply pick up the phone to ask any questions and we can help you make the booking online. Please ask questions on social media platforms but you will be directed to our website to book your table. Please Call 01536 330476
· We can only accept table online bookings from groups of up to 8 guests. Any bigger parties please call the management to discuss larger parties on 01536 330476. Please don’t be offended if we say no we will always try to do what we can!
· Children can be booked up until 6pm on a table and as terms & conditions of our license no under 18’s are allowed in after 8pm.
· The children’s play area is now open. We enforce that all children are supervised by an adult when paying on this equipment and we hold no responsibility for any damage or injury caused while using our play equipment.
· Please can all disabled and customers that require help make us aware when booking so we can accommodate you.
· Food allergies & dietary requirements please make us aware when booking so chef can specially see to your needs before you arrive.
Last of all please respect our rules and our staff. We are not here to be abused or shouted at or spoken to in manner that you would not be expected to be spoken to! We all appreciate Covid regulations have now been lifted but this pandemic is far from over. We have left our hand sanitising stations for all to use and some staff might still choose to wear a facemask so please be respectful of their decision. Last of all please now enjoy our free sweets back after nearly 18 months away!
OUTDOOR GARDEN DINING NOW CLOSED
The garden restaurant is now closed for the Autumn/Winter, we are still encouraging you all make use of it if we have any warm Indian summer days but no food will be served its for drinking only and its a self service style from our front bar.
Tables will be available outside our Conservatory Restaurant to eat outside, please asked to be seated to these tables as they are only allocated on arrival.
We would like to thank you for your support this summer and we very much look forward to seeing you all in our conservatory restaurant with the run up to Christmas.