Welcome to The Red Lion


A new season means a new hive of activity in our kitchens as our chef’s cook up some new dishes. The fresh flavours of summer are always something to look forward to. From our new crispy haddock fishcakes to our half roast chicken, we’ve got something for everyone on our new menu.

A traditional family-friendly pub

Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the inviting pub located in the picturesque market town of Bakewell, Derbyshire. Here at The Red Lion, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand.

Our passion for food takes our menu to another level. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted whilst our world inspired dishes will have you coming back time and time again! Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there’s a dish for every desire.

Turn your fleeting visit into a welcomed stay by resting your head in one of our five cosy double rooms with ensuite facilities. All decorated with cosy interiors and homely touches you’ll be able to unwind in comfort and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a home away from home.


Our bar is fully stocked with the finest selection of world lagers to spirits, wines to cocktails and every tipple in-between.

Join us for one of our crafted cocktails with a friend, a quiet pint at the bar, or celebrate the weekend with high spirits. No matter your taste, we’ll have the perfect tipple every time.

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Our alfresco dining provide plenty of sunny spots for friends and family to get together. Enjoy small plates and cocktails whilst you relax in our courtyard and watch the world pass by. You’ll feel immersed in our charming oasis in any season.


The Red Lion is a unique country bed & breakfast nestled in the heart of the Peak District. Found in the peaceful market town of Bakewell, it’s the perfect retreat for walkers and ramblers alike to rest their head after exploring the rolling hills or after a spot of high street shopping at the local farmers market for those less adventurous.

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The Red Lion sits proudly on the corner of Rutland Square and Water Street, opposite the award-winning Bath Gardens, in the heart of Bakewell town. You’ll be able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the locals passing by as you take your favourite seat.

Please note there is no parking available on site,however Bakewell has several Pay & Display Car Parks. Derbyshire Dales District Council car parks; Granby Road, Market Place and New Street, all offer overnight parking. You are able to pay via the PayByPhone App or by cash at the on-site machines

Whether you’ve been exploring the high street or just wanting a pub outing – we’ll see you soon.

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