Welcome to The Red Lion

Eat, drink and relax in a traditional Lancashire pub.
Real ales, live music and good food.
Crowned Pub of the Year by CAMRA’s Central Lancashire branch Feb 2022,

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About Us

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A warm welcome from all of us at the ‘The Red Lion’.

Real ale, good food and a warm welcome is central to everything we do.

A place to eat, a place to drink

A place to relax…

We stock a wide selection of real ales. Our selection includes stouts, milds, Timothy Taylors, Hawkshead and plenty of other guest beers. To keep up to date with what is on the bar, follow us on ‘Real ale finder’

Orchard Pig, San Miguel, Leffe and Fruli are some of our well loved choices always available.

And with a real log fire for cold winter days, and a beer garden for the sunny ones, focused food nights and live music, there is something for everyone.

Starters or Light bites


Soup of the day

Black pudding tower

Chicken wings (with BBQ, sweet chilli or hot sauce)

Nachos served with homemade salsa, sour cream & Jalapeños

(chilli +£2.00)

Baked Camembert with local chutney & homemade ale bread £6,95

Bowl of homecooked chips £2.95 Cheese +£1.00 Barm +£1.00

Ale Battered Halloumi Fries £4,95


Peppercorn sauce –  £1.00

Gravy –  £1.00


Homemade Red lion burgers  – £11.95

8oz Beef – served with bacon and melted cheese
Cajun breaded chicken
Halloumi & roasted peppers
All served with home cooked chips & homemade coleslaw

Chef’s Pie of the day –  £10.95

Served with home cooked chips, mushy peas & gravy

Scampi  – £9.95

served with home cooked chips and garden peas

Steak  – £13.95

10oz sirloin steak served with home cooked chips, mushrooms, tomato & peas

Skewers –  £10.95

5oz rump & peppers or chicken & mushroom
served with home cooked chips and peppercorn sauce

Ale battered Fish & Red Lion Chips  – £8/£11

served with mushy peas and homemade tartar sauce

locally sourced Sausage & Mash  – £9.95

served with peas and red lion gravy

Hunters chicken  – £9.95

chicken breast, wrapped in bacon smothered in tangy BBQ sauce topped with melted cheese, served with chips and homemade coleslaw

Creamy Pasta  – £9.95

Chicken, mushroom and bacon in a home made cream sauce
(vegetarian option available)

All day brunch£9.95

2 sausages, 2 bacon, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms, hash browns, beans & fried egg.

Gammon £11.95

10oz gammon served with home cooked chips, egg & pineapple.

Child’s Menu

All dishes available in child portion

Ask about our desserts

Lunch Menu

available 12- 3pm


served with coleslaw & crisps  £4.95

Tuna crunch
Cheese & tomato
Bacon, Brie & Cranberry


served with coleslaw & crisps  £4.95

Ham & cheese
Tuna Melt
Cheese & onion

Cold Sandwiches

served with coleslaw & crisps  £3.95

Cheese & pickle
Ham & piccalilli

Hot Sandwiches

served with chips  £6.95

Club sandwich
Fish finger

Lunchtime meal deals

Soup & sandwich deal £5.00
Soup & panini deal £6.00
Soup & chips deal £5.00


SAT & SUN ONLY  10am – 12pm

Full breakfast –  sausages, bacon, black pudding, tomato, mushrooms, hash brown, beams & fried egg. Unlimited tea/coffee            £6.95
Full breakfast &a pint   £10.00
Bacon / Sausage butty   £3.95

To Drink

Fine Ales | Wines & Spirits | Gin Bar

Fine Ales

We stock a wide range of real ales: including  milds, pale ales and stouts.

We also stock a range of bottled beers including Kwak, Erdinger and liefmans. Alongside our regular pumps of Fruli, Leffe and a selection of lagers and ciders.

Wines and Spirits

Of course, a pint is not for everyone so we also stock a wide range of popular wines and spirits. We have a huge range of Gins and Rums in all kinds of flavours.
A tipple to tickle everyones fancy!


LOS PASTOS SAUVIGNON BLANC Chile – Nice herbaceous tropical fruit flavours with a crisp, zingy & refreshing acidity.  bottle £12.95 

VILLA ENRICO PINOT GRIGIO Italy – Delicate pink colour with typical copper nuances, deliciously silky & smooth with crisp lingering raspberry  flavours. bottle £12.95 

THE GAVEL CHARDONNAY Australia – Good Oz Chardonnay showing lemon, lime & tropical fruit  flavours. A nice creamy mouth feel along with fresh acidity as well as good length. bottle £14.95 

SOUTHERN LIGHTS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC New Zealand – Fresh & vibrant with passion fruit, gooseberry & melon characters, balanced richness of fruit with an intense depth of  flavour & a crisp  finish. bottle £16.95


VISPO ALLEGRO PROSECCO Italy – Pale light yellow colour, delicate and complex bouquet with fruity notes reminiscent of peach and green apple, Fresh and light on the palate with balanced acidity. bottle £17.95 

VILLA ENRICO PROSECCO DOC Italy This stylish Prosecco is fresh & fruity with a crisp citrus twist on the  finish. 20cl bottle £4.95

DI MARIA ROSATO (VENETO) Italy – A lovely rose  fizz with elegant & intense aromas, dry, soft & well-balanced with a round & full bodied structure. bottle £18.95


LOS PASTOS MERLOT Chile – Soft with succulent berry & damson  flavours & a pleasing hint of cinnamon spice. bottle £12.95 

THE GAVEL SHIRAZ Australia – A medium to full bodied wine with a core of ripe red bramble fruits, smooth supple tannins & a touch of toasty oak on the  finish. bottle £14.95 

PARA DOS MALBEC Argentina – Nice black fruit aromas with sweet vanilla, spice & nutty undertones, a good body & ripe tannins give a soft & round character. bottle £15.95 

RIOJA SANTIAGO CRIANZA Spain – 2 years oak ageing gives subtle spicy & vanilla aromas in harmony & perfect balance with luscious & velvety red & black fruit  flavours. bottle £18.95


SAPURI PINOT GRIGIO ROSE Italy – The  oral aromas lead into crisp & refreshing peach  flavours with strawberry notes. bottle £12.95 

HILMAR SPRINGS ZINFANDEL ROSE California – Fresh aromas of strawberry & raspberry fruits, a juicy and refreshing wine with a delicious medium sweet  finish. bottle £14.95

Contact us

Get in touch

You can find us at
196 Blackburn Rd,
Wheelton PR6 8EU

Call us on: 01254 659890

Opening hours:
We are open from 11am till 11pm

Food served between:  12- 3pm   5pm -9pm

How to find us

What’s On

Every Monday 9pm

Quiz night 

Every weekend

Sat & Sun – Breakfast 10am – 12 noon

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