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The Red Lion


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A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Red Lion Coaching Inn.


The Red Lion is situated in the historic small town of Epworth, in the Isle of Axholme. Epworth lies on the A161 road, roughly half way between Goole and Gainsborough. A warm welcome awaits customers new and old to drink, dine, stay and celebrate!


Epworth offers visitors an indulgent selection of delightfully quaint shops and annual local festivals including ‘The Festival of the Plough’ and ‘The Epworth Show’. Its narrow picturesque streets are rural and diverse and the local community are friendly and accommodating.


It also attracts many visitors each year as the birthplace of Charles and John Wesley and its history steeped in Methodism. The Red Lion is the place John Wesley often stayed on his own visits to the town later in his life. In our ‘Tartan Room’ hangs a portrait depicting John Wesley which was plucked from the fire in ‘The Rectory’ in February 1709.


Mentioned in the Doomsday book the Red Lion has kept many of its original features and has a charming period interior that complements its character as a traditional English country Inn.

Places to Visit

Old Rectory The Old Cross Doncaster racecourse lincolnshire golf club Gainsborough Old Hall Frenchgate

The Old Rectory, Epworth

The Market Cross, Epworth

Doncaster Racecourse

Gainsborough Old Hall

Lincolnshire Golf Club

Frenchgate Shopping Centre

The Wesley family home until 1735, also known for its paranormal activity it attracts visitors from all over the world.

Directly outside The Red Lion, the market cross where John Wesley preached his rousing sermons.

Home of the St Ledger, The Red Lion can be the perfect place to stay after a day at the races.

With a fabulous long design golf course, set to challenge how good a player you are.

A unique medieval manor house built between 1460-1480. The hall was favoured by King Henry VIII and is now open to the public as a museum.

With a fantastic selection of shops and cafes, the Frenchgate centre is ideal for some retail therapy.

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