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The Red Lion


The only INN place to be on the Isle of Axholme. A warm welcome awaits you....

Great Food, Fine Ales...

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Red Lion Covid19

Reopening Information

We take the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers very seriously and so you can be assured that we are making decisions with the best interests of you all in mind.


Please keep checking our website and facebook page for all the latest information as to how we are adapting in light of the international COVID19 situation. You may also wish to sign up to our newsletters so you can have the information direct to your inbox as it comes out. Please scroll below to do that.


All our decisions are in line with Government guidelines and from the advice of health and safety professionals. We are taking extreme care but please remember that by visiting The Red Lion, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Updated 31.07.2020


The moment you’ve all been waiting for – please read below our



After months of anticipation we are pleased to be reopening our restaurant doors on

Friday 14th August


Things will be a little different at first so please take your time to read the changes before you arrive.

We’ve tried to break it down into 10 sensible steps....


Bookings only

Please book in advance by at least 6pm the day before your arrival. Bookings can be made over the phone 01427 872208 or via our website

At this moment in time we will not be accepting ‘walk-ins’

No more than 6 people per table – all attending must be from the same household or ‘bubble’


Contact Info

In order to comply with the Government’s track and trace system and maintain your safety, contact details must be given at the time of booking

(these will be stored securely for 21 days and then destroyed)


Limited Menu

Due to reduced staff numbers, the kitchen will be operating on a reduced food and drink menu.

A disposable paper menu will be provided and some offers have been removed for now.

Our usual Sunday lunch will not be available until further notice.


Table Service Only

All food and drink orders will be taken by a member of staff at your table.

There is to be no standing or seating at the bar. Contactless payments are encouraged


Reduced Hours

We will be operating on reduced hours and so will be closed on Monday's and Tuesday's.

We will be opening from 12 noon (closing time will depend on that evening's bookings)

Your table will be available to you for approximately 2 hours

(as we need time to give each table and chairs a full sanitisation before the next customer)



Only 1 customer per time in the toilet please (unless escorting your child)



children are still welcome but must be included in your booking number of 6. They are to remain seated at all times and must be accompanied to the toilet by an adult from the same household



due to the Government rules there will be no live or loud music available until further notice.

Jinksy’s bar will remain closed until further notice.



please arrive at your specified booking time through our front door in the market square.

Please wait for a member of staff who will escort you to your table to be seated.

On leaving the premises, please exit via the back door, towards the car park


Health and Safety

for everyone’s safety there will be various measures in place in addition to those listed above:

hand sanitisers will be available and customers are encouraged to use them

we will be operating a strict one way policy,

tables have been reduced and repositioned to maintain a safe 2 metre distance

and we ask that guests do not move furniture about or attempt to sit at another table with another household.


We know this all sounds very strict but we must comply with the rules for the safety of customers and staff – anybody not following the rules stated above will sadly be asked to leave the premises.