Welcome to The Red Lion, one of the finest and oldest public houses in the good county of Surrey.
There has been an inn on the site of the Red Lion since the early years of the reign of Henry VIII. The prosperity of the inns in Godalming was based on the coaching traffic between London to Portsmouth and, being around the halfway mark, the town had its array of hostelries. At the back of the Red Lion there survives a first-floor gallery, a smaller version of the galleried yards of the London coaching inns. About 1894 a new landlord, Thomas Myatt, came to the inn and he capitalised on trade brought by cyclists. Business thrived and the visitors’ book from that period is full of sketches and complimentary comments about the quality of Myatt’s inn and its fare.
Today the Red Lion is a thriving family run pub, that offers an excellent range of drinks and food. A pub that prides itself on serving authentic and well made produce. The bar serves an impressive range of cask ales and beers, with a fine wine list and cocktails. The food is simple, yet wholesome tasty European food, with delicious Sunday roasts.
The Red Lion prides itself on offering its customers excellent entertainment with a packed events calendar each month including live music, knitting, quizzes, book clubs and a poker night! The live music on offer is impressive, with an enviable range of bands performing each week and it is fast becoming a leading live music destination for the area.