A Storied History of Hospitality


Nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Bridge, Kent, The Red Lion Inn stands as a timeless testament to the rich history and warm hospitality that have characterized the region for centuries.

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Early Roots

The origins of The Red Lion date back to the medieval era, with records suggesting that an inn has occupied the site since as early as the 14th century. Initially serving as a haven for weary travellers and locals alike, the inn quickly became a focal point for communal gatherings, fostering a sense of camaraderie that endures to this day.

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Witness to Change

Throughout its existence, The Red Lion has stood witness to the ebb and flow of history. From the Tudor period to the Victorian era, the inn has weathered the passage of time, adapting to the changing needs of its patrons while retaining its quintessential charm. The historical architecture and rustic ambiance pay homage to the inn's enduring legacy.

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Meeting Place for Community

As Bridge evolved into a close-knit community, The Red Lion Inn became more than just a place to rest one's head. It became a hub for social gatherings, celebrations, and local events. Over the years, the inn has been the backdrop for countless stories of laughter, camaraderie, and shared memories.

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Renovation & Renewal

In more recent times, The Red Lion has undergone careful renovations, marrying its historical charm with modern comforts. The result is a gastro pub that seamlessly blends the allure of the past with the expectations of contemporary patrons. The inn has become a destination not only for locals but also for visitors seeking an authentic taste of Kentish hospitality.

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Culinary Excellence

Today, The Red Lion Inn is renowned not only for its historic ambiance but also for its culinary excellence. The menu, crafted with care and attention to local flavors, offers a diverse range of dishes that pay tribute to the region's culinary heritage.

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A Gathering Place

As we step into the 21st century, The Red Lion Inn continues to be a gathering place for the community, welcoming patrons with open arms. Whether it's enjoying a Sunday Roast, cheering for your favorite team during a match, or simply relishing the charm of the historic surroundings, The Red Lion Inn remains a cornerstone of Bridge's identity.

I popped into the Red Lion, Bridge with my friend Jenni for lunch. I must say from the time I walked in, until the time I walked out, the atmosphere was great, Rene and Harry were very attentive. I had the goats cheese salad, sausages, mash and peas and spotted dick with custard. All the food was tasty and well presented. Thank you Rene and Harry. I shall be back.


We were passing and stopped for a drink lovely beer garden friendly staff, we decided to order some food it was getting late but menu brought out to the table ordered and it was lovely, Salmon dish was beautiful and so was the chicken dish.........


It was an easy decision to choose The Red Lion for our family Christmas lunch and we weren't disappointed. The meal was superb, all 6 courses of it! Compliments to the chef for the superbly cooked fillet steak and perfect Monkfish. The staff were attentive, friendly and made sure we were well looked after. Recommended any time of the year. Thank you so much.


Monday – Thursday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Friday – Saturday
11:00am – 1:00am

11:00am – 11:00pm

12:00pm – 9:00pm