Welcome to the Red Lion Swanage!

The Red Lion is a traditional pub located in the heart of the Victorian town of Swanage.

Exterior view of the Red Lion Swanage from the High Street

We pride ourselves on being one of the best Swanage pubs, serving a wide selection of real ale and ciders combined with quality wines and spirits.

Best pub food in Swanage...

We also serve an extensive range of food from snacks through to exciting special dishes in our newly refurbished restaurant. To see a sample of our menus, please see the restaurant page.

Luxury Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Our luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation is now available to the rear of the pub, and includes off-road parking.

"I have just spent a week in the Red Lion in Swanage and was so impressed that I've booked my family holiday here in August!"
Trip Advisor Member, Southampton

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We always stock a wide selection of Real Ales, and were recently awarded Pub of the Summer by East Dorset CAMRA in recognition of our efforts.