Red Lion Rusthall Tunbridge Wells

Welcome to the Red Lion, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells

A beautiful village pub that's a real home-from-home

First licensed in 1415, the much-loved Red Lion has been providing rest and refreshment in Rusthall for more than 600 years.

In its early days, weary travellers on the London to Brighton coaching road were the recipients of the Red Lion’s hospitality. Now, the pub serves loyal Rusthall regulars, and visitors exploring the Kentish countryside around nearby Tunbridge Wells.

Inside and out, The Red Lion is every inch the traditional village pub - with original parquet flooring, wooden beams and a cosy log fireplace providing the backdrop to hearty food and drink.

Book a table and enjoy delicious home-cooked food from a menu of pub classics (including the all-important Sunday roast), or simply drop in to savour a peaceful pint. There’s a great range of well-kept Kentish ales at the bar, while for non-beer fans, there’s a selection of wines by the glass, spirits and hot and cold soft drinks.

Entertainment-wise, you’ll find darts, pool and cribbage here, while younger guests can enjoy the children’s play area outside in the beer garden.

A warm welcome awaits all the family - and feel free to bring the four-legged members too.

What our customers have said on TripAdvisor

Friendly service and good homely food. Not open every lunch time but well worth a visit on a Sunday.


Friendly staff. Typical pub food, good portion sizes. Pub built in the 1600's. Lovely open fire place to relax by with a drink.


Lovely old pub with lots of character. Great Sunday lunch, veg perfectly cooked and presented well. Good casque beer. Friendly landlord and staff. Nice puddings and good value.


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Opening times

  • Mon - Thu:

    16:00 - 23:00

  • Fri - Sat:

    12:00 - 23:30

  • Sun

    12:00 - 23:00

How to find us

Red Lion

82 Lower Green Road,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

01892 527000

Get directions

By car: from Tunbridge Wells: take the A264/Mount Ephraim road. After approx half a mile, turn right onto Coach Road and continue onto Lower Green Road. The Red Lion is on your right. The pub has  a very small car park but there is on street parking available.

By bus: Route 281 Tunbridge Wells and High Brooms to Rusthall.

Nearest train station: Tunbridge Wells.

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