About Us


Ellesmere has always been an important settlement ever since those clever ancient Britons found that the magnificent glacial Mere was an ideal place for some genuine rest and relaxation. You know the sort of thing – a spot of fishing, gentle boating and gazing at the views and wildlife. Ellesmere still draws people in today for exactly the same reasons, and we are just a stone throw away from the beautiful mere although there’s much more to do today than simply standing and staring at the Mere, spectacular though it is; For a start there are formal gardens and woodland walks with art and sculpture trails to take in and there’s the motte and bailey of the castle grounds – good place for a picnic and what’s more you can buy all you need to eat from any one of the delicatessens in the town. The wildlife and Heron Watch has always been synonymous with Ellesmere so you can get back to nature from the comfort of the indoor viewing area.

So come and join us at The Red Lion for a relaxing night away, for a locally sourced freshly cooked meal or just a pint of one of our quality cask ales, all the staff will be on hand to make your experience a memorable one and we hope you love Ellesmere as much as we do.