About Us

The Red Lion is a traditional pub located in the heart of the Victorian town of Swanage in Dorset on the south coast of England.

How to Find Us

The Red Lion is situated some 200 yards from the Square heading out of the town centre up the High Street. The entrance to the car park is between Purbeck Lighting and the pub, just past the library which is situated on the right.

Large patio garden

Enjoy the warm summer days and relax in our large beer garden and sample our delicious food and beverages. Our patio garden is fantastically situated behind the pub, and is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. There's always a friendly atmosphere in the garden, or you can tuck yourself away in one of the nooks and crannies if you fancy a bit more privacy.


The luxury accommodation is available to the rear of the pub, and offers off road parking, and quiet, clean and comfortable rooms. All rooms are en-suite with TV/DVD, FreeView and tea & coffee making facilities.

About Swanage

To find out more about Swanage, and the locality, there is a short article about Swanage for you to read.