The Red Lion Hotel is situated in the tiny hamlet of Bredwardine, which nestles on the banks of the River Wye just twelve miles from Hereford, and eight miles from Hay-on-Wye.
Built of red brick, its origins lie in the seventeenth century when it was used as a coaching inn. The lounge bears the name The Courtroom, as this is where the circuit judge of the day used to sit in judgment. Our aim at the hotel is to provide you with a peaceful haven in the tranquil heart of England away from the hustle and bustle of work and every day life. Every effort has been made to combine this warm, congenial atmosphere with all the comforts and facilities of a modem day hotel. You will find that the Red Lion retains much of its old world charm including oak beams, and beautiful antiques, with blazing log fires through the winter months. The reputation of our dining-room relies on well prepared home-cooked food, using as much fresh produce as possible and cooked to order by our highly regarded chef. You can choose from a varied range of meals off our menus, whether its at breakfast, lunch time or in the evening.
PUBLIC BAR We are currently closed due to the pandemic.
FOOD The kitchen is closed for the Winter.
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Bredwardine, Herefordshire, sits on the banks of the river Wye in the peaceful Wye Valley. The surrounding hills give wonderful panoramic views across the Golden Valley to the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, and as far as the distant Malvern Hills.
Bredwardine Bridge dates back to the 1760's. It's impressive red brick structure is the link between Bredwardine and Brobury, and straddles the river Wye which flows on down stream to Hereford.
St Andrew's Church dates back to the Saxon period. The church boasts two medieval memorials, one refered to as 'The Bredwardine Giant', the Sheela na gig carving, and tombs of two notable residents of the village.
Arthur's Stone sits high on the hill over looking Bredwardine and the surrounding area. It is a Neolithic tomb over 5000 years old. A legend dating back to before the 13th century has it that King Arthur slew a giant at this spot.
Robert Francis Kilvert wrote of the area '`the lovely valley gleaming bright in the clear shining after rain.......when the evening sun struck out jewels of gold where he lit upon the upland slopes and hill meadows ....and the river blazed below the grey bridge with a sparkle of a million diamonds`.
Michael Taylor has been the proprietor of The Red Lion Hotel since 1982. Originally from Wigan, as a young lad Mike used to visit with his Father to fish the hotels stretch of the river Wye. He was mentored by The Red Lion's former landlord, 'Stocky'.