Welcome to The Red Lion

Your friendly local pub in Chester

Rumour has it Chester once had one pub for every day of the year, but we like to think we're the one that people prefer.

Ours is the most popular pub name in the UK and we find we're pretty popular ourselves. Our characterful city-centre pub was built in around 1600 and its black and white Tudor-style façade has been welcoming visitors ever since. They say we have a haunted cellar, something to think about when we go down to change the barrels on our wide range of real ales. We'll certainly keep you in good spirits, so come in and enjoy well-pulled pints, pub-food with a modern flavour and a good helping of friendly banter.

  • Great-value breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Sky Sports, with key live fixtures
  • Weekly food offers

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Here's a list of our opening hours, so you know when to visit for a fun celebration with your friends and family.

Christmas Eve
Pub opening times - 12 noon - 11pm
Food service times - 12 - 9pm

Christmas Day
Pub opening times - 11am - 3pm
Food service times - Kitchen closed

Boxing Day
Pub opening times - 12 noon - 10pm
Food service times - 12 - 9pm

New Year's Eve
Pub opening times - 12 noon - 1am
Food services times - 12 noon - 9pm

New Year's Day
Pub opening times - 12 noon - 11pm
Food service times - 12 - 9pm

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Red Lion!

A photograph of the interior of The Red LionA photograph of the interior of The Red Lion
A photograph of some guests at the bar

Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday:
    9am - 11pm
  • Friday & Saturday:
    9am - Midnight
  • Sunday:
    11am - 11pm

What's on

Every Day

2 For 1 Desserts

Every Day

Burger or Hot Dog Deal

Every Day

Lunch Deal

Every Wednesday

Chicken Club

Every Thursday

Grill Club

Every Friday

Fish Club

Every Sunday

Roast Club