A warm welcome awaits
Opening November

Valentine’s Day

Don’t be the one who forgets. Book your table now and bank those brownie points. Whether you’re celebrating on the day itself, the weekend before or the weekend after, make sure you’ve got that all-important date nailed down. We’ve got all your favourites waiting.


Nestled in the heart of Kidlington, along the River Ray in the picturesque village of Islip, The Red Lion is the perfect country escape for both locals and visitors alike. Our traditional pub offers old world rustic charm, fused with cosy corners and alfresco dining to enjoy with the whole family.

Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail on our lawn and watching the day pass by or indulging in our renowned Sunday roast next to the fire, you’ll feel at home and catered for any time of year.


Located in the village of Islip, The Red Lion provides a cosy respite from exploring the village and neighbouring Cotswold landscape. With local walks starting from our doorstep into the picturesque countryside and even into the Blenheim Palace grounds, we are a welcome haven after a day exploring.


Serene spots are a plenty at The Red Lion. Indulge in our bistro pub classics in our courtyard or explore our wine list whilst you escape on our rear lawn. All decorated with timber seating, wild greenery and magical festoon lighting, you’ll be encompassed in all you need to relax.


Situated in middle of the High Street in the centre of Islip village, The Red Lion is a short 15 minute drive from the edge of the Cotswolds. Hidden miles from the nearest city you’ll feel immersed in the landscape to enjoy the pleasantry of a true British pub.