Beer Garden of the Week – The Red Lion, Great Bowden

the red lion great bowden

This week’s Leicestershire beer garden tour takes us over to the lovely village of Great Bowden and to The Red Lion.

Great Bowden is a beautiful village nestled between the Langtons and Market Harborough, about 1 mile from Market Harborough train station. The Red Lion is at the heart of the village, just around the corner from the village green and has undergone a significant garden refurb. The pub is currently trading solely outdoors as the interior is still mid-refurb but we hear there are very exciting things to come when they fully reopen.

The garden features a shipping container that has been transformed into an outdoor bar and kitchen and is a lovely feature as you walk in. A mix of decking and pebbled centre create a modern look and there’s a covered quadrant space with individual booth spaces, each with individual heaters.

And then there’s the food. The menu of small plates and sliders is fabulous and features options including a beautiful burrata, harissa spiced pulled lamb shoulder flatbread, slow cooked crispy pork belly and more. It’s also a perfect Sunday destination with their roasted Aubrey Allen rump of beef served pink or lemon & thyme roasted chicken, making for a wonderful Sunday lunch. As for the desserts, the picture of the stem ginger sticky toffee pudding really speaks for itself.

Whether you’re going for cocktails and light bites or a dinner out, it’s a great choice. Add it to your list.

The Red Lion is open for garden bookings 7 days a week and serves food from 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm Monday – Saturday, plus Sunday lunch from 12pm – 5pm. They also serve hot breakfast from 9am – 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and full menus visit The Red Lion’s website.

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden

the red lion great bowden