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When two become three!

About 5 Miles from Daventry lies the picturesque village of Hellidon, Northamptonshire, which is the home to a quaint, village pub – The Red Lion. Once the hub of this lovely village, this charming, stone-built property closed its doors to the public a couple of years back and thanks to owners Mr and Mrs Ringer (who reside in the village itself), Mark Higgs (managing director and founder of the free spirit pub company) and the team at The Free Spirit Pub company, it is set to open its doors once again. Having grown up close to the village of Hellidon, Mark was always very fond of supporting The Red Lion as his local pub. As such, when the opportunity came about to help Mr and Mrs Ringer re-build this delightful inn, it seemed impossible to turn it away.

There are two Free Spirit pubs at present – The Castle at Edgehill and The Sun Inn, Hook Norton – both of which carry their own unique identities, but offer the same high standards throughout. The Red Lion will be the third addition to the Free Spirit family; currently undergoing a trendy refurbishment, there is no doubt that this site is set to be the showpiece of the group. The Red Lion will offer 6 individually furnished bedrooms, a restaurant serving seasonal English Food and a bar with an extensive cocktail list. Whether you want to pop in for a quick pint or linger over a celebratory feast, The Red Lion will welcome all visitors from near and far – coming soon, May 2019!


Visit our sister pubs

Red Lion Hellidon
The Castle at Edgehill Hotel
The Sun Inn Hook Norton
Christmas Menus 2019
It’s time to get your Christmas Parties booked. From a sumptuous festive feast to mulled wine and tasty nibbles in our cosy snug areas, we have the season covered.

View our Christmas Menu here