Red Lion Birchover
Red Lion Birchover



Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday - Closed (except Bank Holiday)

Wednesday to Friday - 5pm to 11pm (food served 5pm to 7.45pm)

Saturday - 12pm to 11pm (food served 12pm to 2.45pm/5pm to 7.45pm)

Sunday - 12pm to 10pm (food served 12pm to 3.45pm including carvery/5pm to 7.45pm)

Please note: we will be closed from Saturday 23rd October to Wednesday 3rd November for essential maintainance. 


Covid Guidelines

Although national Covid restrictions have been lifted, we wish to maintain a safe and comfortable environment here at The Red Lion for all of our customers and staff. We continue to work at reduced capacity and have kept in place a thorough cleaning schedule.

We ask that customers please read the following  guidance before visiting:

Masks: No longer compulsory, but we would prefer them to be worn when customers are moving around in side. Our staff have been given the choice as to whether they wear a mask or not. 

Social distancing: We ask that customers respect our staff and other customers by maintaining distance when moving around or queuing and by trying to remain seated as much as possible. 

Table service: We will continue to offer table service in our dining room. Bar service will be in operation in all other areas.

Track and Trace: No longer compulsory, but we have our QR code on display for anyone wishing to use the track and trace app.

Hand Hygiene: We have kept our sanitiser units throughout the pub and ask that customers use these when entering the building or toilets.

Booking: Due to our working at limited capacity and with limited staff, we strongly recommend that customers book well in advance to avoid disappointment. We do not reserve our outside tables, but at busy times, may not be able to serve food in this area, so we recommend booking inside if you would like to be garanteed food service. 

Please note: we are unable to take bookings for large groups due to limited space. 


Call 01629 650363 for enquiries



Welcome to The Red Lion Birchover

Sunday Carvery

Family friendly

Birchover Brewery

The Red Lion is located in the beautiful village of Birchover, surrounded by stunning countryside popular with walkers, climbers and holiday makers alike. Being in the heart of the Peak District, we endeavour to extend a warm Derbyshire welcome to all our customers with a little Sardinian twist thrown in for good measure.


Whatever the weather throws at us, we're well equipped with log burners to warm the winter days or a south facing patio to soak up those precious sunny days. Having a young family of our own, we always try to accommodate children and muddy boots or waggy tailed dogs are also welcome to use our tap room. So come in and join us for a pint of real ale; a warming pot of tea or a hearty meal.


Built in 1680, The Red Lion Inn originally served as a farm and alehouse, gaining its first licence in 1722, when licensing became law. Today it retains much of its original character including a well in the bar which was originally the water source for the brewhouse. In the 17th century beer was brewed on the premises before any of the major breweries were established.


The magnificent ancient oak beams and bare stone walls provide a comfortable and homely atmosphere in which to enjoy traditional ales and freshly cooked food.


Matteo and Alyson purchased The Red Lion in 2006 and their aim is to provide good quality pub food at reasonable prices. Fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible, are carefully cooked by Matteo and his team and transformed into tasty, wholesome meals.


At The Red Lion you are also treated to the opportunity to savour the delights of Sardinian cuisine as Matteo brings a little of his home country to the Peak District.

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