Waiting for you at The Red Lion Inn, Wingham, is a genuine, warm and friendly welcome with a real open fire in the bar to set the atmosphere. Alternatively there is an outside terrace with seating so you can enjoy the sunshine. We have an extensive wine list and serve a selection of real ales. If you are feeling hungry, bar meals are available and the a la carte restaurant comes highly recommended. Our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. In addition, we cater for private parties and functions. If you are looking for a place to stay, we also provide accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

What's going on? Weekly Events and specials

Quiz Nights on Tuesdays with the £1 entry going to our chosen charities

The Pilgrims Hospice and The Demelza Childrens Hospice.

Quiz Winners Prizes (don't get carried away; it's the taking part not the winning that counts) will be donated by The Red Lion Inn and Approved Inns Ltd

Friday Evening Entertainment

Please call to see who's appearing next. If you see or know an artist that would appeal to the patrons and guests at The Red Lion Inn please let us know.

Saturday Evening Restaurant Diners will enjoy choosing from our wine selection at 50% discount; inc by the glass or bottle.

Dates for your diary

St George's Day Wednesday 23 April

Come and celebrate the day with supper at 7:30pm.

St George's sausages, mash, and onion gravy.

Followed by a St George's Quiz. £9.50 with £1.50 going to our chosen charities.

Limited space so please book in advance.

Wear something red and white on the night!

Friday 25 April

The happy sounds of Joe Scott (acoustic/vocalist)

Saturday 3 May (bank holiday weekend)

Not to be missed: The mutli-talented Chris Kennedy.
Singer, keyboard player and guitarist.

Saturday 17 May

The Blue Moon Two
Take some jazz, mix in some folk and mellow out with the blues!

Saturday 30 May (another bank holiday weekend!)

The wonderful Rosie Horne
Singer, songwriter and a joy to listen too!!



We are closed on Mondays (but open on bank holidays).

Tuesday to Sunday we are open at noon.


All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced.

Our bar menu is available:

Tuesday to Saturday: Noon-3pm

Tuesday evening: 6-8pm

Our 'A La Carte' restaurant is open:

Wednesday to Saturday: 6-9pm

Bookings on 01227 720217

Sunday roast and menu: Noon-4pm

The restaurant is available for meetings, events and private functions Tuesday to Friday afternoons with service and menus tailored to your requirements.


Wingham is a Kentish village steeped in history and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Manors. The origin of the name lies in the Saxon era and is derived from the word 'Wingingham', meaning 'village of the people of Wigga'. In 1252 permission was granted for the creation of a market in the village and this is the origin of the notably wide high street which The Red lion Inn overlooks. The foundations of the Pub were laid in 1286 and the site remained under church ownership until the dissolution when the building became a private residence.

The location has served as an inn since 1650. The Red Lion Inn has played a central role in the local area throughout history. Between 1703 and 1886, regular meetings of Court of The Petty Sessions were held in the upper room of the building, which now serves as a guest room. A ledger of minutes of some of these meetings, including entries of treason and smuggling, amongst others, is preserved and on display in the bar area. Film fans may recognise The Red lion Inn from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1944 clasic 'A Canterbury Tale'. Appearing as 'The Hand of Glory', the pub was used for interior shots including the outstanding stained glass windows that are still a feature of our guest accommodation.