We cannot wait to see everyone again and welcome you in with opening (distanced) arms. In line with government guidance, we will have a strict policy in place that everyone must follow - whether you are eating or drinking with us. Failure to adhere to these rules will mean you will have to be asked to leave.

We now have a new outdoor area for drinks and dining which allows us to adhere to social distancing.

For details of restrictions, booking policy and latest updates regarding re-poening please visit our Facebook page.

Front view of the Red Lion Inn, Milfield

Welcome to The Red Lion

Situated in Milfield Village, a classic stone building dating back to the mid 1700's. Originally frequented by the Sheep Drovers of the northern counties and became a major resting point for the Mail Stage Coach carrying passengers and mail between Edinburgh and London.

Iain & Claire Burn and staff offer all visitors to the Red Lion a wholesome meal, good well-kept beer and warm relaxing friendly surrounding in which to unwind.

Home to the village leek club and host to other groups like the Borders Gliding Club who operate from the Air Field, used as a training base for pilots during World War II. We offer a welcoming place to meet and chat.

Dine at the Red Lion

Diners can be assured of wholesome home cooked food, freshly prepared using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Relax and indulge on such treats as honey roast pork belly, homemade steak and ale pie or pan fried salmon fillet, with garlic king prawns, followed by decadent homemade desserts.

We have a traditional roast offered every Sunday.

All special Dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please ask member of staff.

Booking is recommended.

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Starters and Lightbites at the Red Lion Inn
Double en-suite room at the Red Lion Inn

Stay at the Red Lion

We have six guest bedrooms, with shower en-suite, available on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

Suitably furnished, our rooms are cleaned daily and offer the weary traveller a relaxing break.

A full cooked breakfast is offered and guests are able to enjoy this at their own leisure.

Booking in advance is recommended. For prices and availability please click here.

Etal Castle, 3 miles from the Red Lion Inn, Milfield

Our Local Area

Set in picturesque rural north Northumberland, Milfield is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area. Fishing on the Till and the Tweed is close by, and easily bookable through FishPal.

Northern Trader Country Store is located in the village, a short walk along the A697 from the Red Lion Inn. It has a fishing tackle department and gun room and stocks branded footwear and clothing.

Located right on the edge of Ford & Etal Estates the Red Lion is ideally located for exploring the many attractions on the estate.

For those looking for a more active day out, at Kimmerson Riding Centre you can experience exhilarating horse riding you will never forget, or try your hand at carridge driving at Flodden Edge Equestrian Centre.

Also in Milfield village is Borders Gliding Club where visitors are welcome to experience a flight over Northumberland in a glider.