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After re-opening at the beginning of August for outside drinking, the pub has now closed again (from late September). Unfortunately darker nights and colder weather makes continued trading currently unfeasible.

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Red Lion

(formerly Shepherd & Lamb)

TN29 9UQ

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Premises Status

This pub is currently closed. Closed during COVID lockdown.

Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 3.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 10.30 pm


Jemison Family

About the Pub

Superb, unspoilt, multi-room 16th century smugglers' pub which has been in the same family for over 100 years. The pub passed to the next generation in April 2016 but is still universally known as Doris's.

Decorated with posters from the 1940s and the Women's Land Army, it has a nationally important historic pub interior. It is on the road which separates Walland Marsh from Romney Marsh between Brenzett and Appledore.

Although ancient hand pumps adorn the marble topped bar counter, these are not in use and all ales and cider are served on direct gravity dispense from casks behind the bar. Food is limited to basic bar snacks.

A beer festival is held in June over the nearest weekend to the Summer Solstice with a mini festival in October around Halloween. Cash and card payment accepted here.

Historic Interest

CAMRA National Inventory.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Goacher's Real Mild Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goacher's --varies--

Usually one or two others from local brewers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Double Vision.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Held in June and October.

  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire

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Red Lion

TN29 9UQ

Sat Nav Reference

51.021921, 0.836618

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

Stagecoach: 11B

Closest Station (1700m)



On B2080, 1 mile Northwest of Brenzett

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