We are


seven days a week 

Monday - Saturday

12 - 11.00 or last person out!

Kitchen 12-2 and 5.30-8.30

Sunday 12-3 Kitchen 12-2

Please note: We will close earlier in the evening if custom dictates. 


A Palmers pub
The Lion's Den
Beaminster and surrounds
Other stuff

Palmers ales are brewed in nearby Bridport using water from their own naturally rising spring. We of course also serve lagers, wines and spirits as well as cider made from apples grown in an orchard less than a mile away and Black Cow Vodka, made two streets away!

We serve wonderful food made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients including the famous Beaminster banger from Nick Tett, the butcher just over the road from us! With the emphasis on quality and sustainability we serve lunch, including light bites, and dinner, teas and coffee as well as sandwiches and Dorset cream teas in the afternoon.

Located upstairs, The Lion's Den is an entirely separate sports bar. Because of current regulations it is a work in progress but there is SKY SPORTS and we are currently showing EURO 21 and Wimbledon

and any other sporting event you care to follow

There is a dart board and there will be pool and a slot machine as well as comedy nights, open mic nights and live music - rock, R&B, folk and jazz. 

BEAMINSTER is a beautiful Dorset town. The Red Lion is in a conservation area and just walking the streets is a fascinating experience, seeing the gorgeous architecture and thriving shops. The peace of the open countryside is a minute away and there are endless walks and bridleways, the views are stunning. Ask us for maps and a picnic.

The beach at Burton Bradstock is a fifteen minute drive and that of course gives access to the rest of the spectacular Jurassic Coast . 

There is a WALLED GARDEN  and SKITTLE ALLEY; the FUNCTION SUITE can be used for friends and family celebrations and PARTIES or business meeting and classes such as yoga, arts and crafts etc.  We can talk about OUTSIDE CATERING, do fabulous celebration CAKES, PICNICS as well as TAKEAWAYS (during normal kitchen hours)

HOLIDAY? You can hire our new 2021 Roller Team MOTORHOME for family adventures and romantic getaways. 5 days minimum.