Welcome to the Red Lion at Cotherstone. CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2017 & Teesdale Pub of the Season 2013

LocAles, craft ciders, open fires, beer garden, dog friendly, darts & dominoes.

We sell craft ciders, real ales, cask beers & bitters from local craft micro brewers. Always stocking, Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company, Rowan Tree, best bitter (3.8% abv) at only £2.50pt; plus another local guest ale, bitter or cask beer also from only £2.50pt.

We’re situated 4 miles from Barnard Castle and 6 miles from Middleton-in-Teesdale in the historic North Riding of Yorkshire.

Please browse through our pages and discover some of the charms of this cracking little pub set in the heart of Teesdale.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Revised opening hours and price increases as of Saturday 15th April 2017

Many changes to pub culture have occurred within the 15 years I have been at the Red Lion. Alcohol consumption in public houses is on the decrease and the traditional (beer only) pub is becoming a thing of the past… but not in Cotherstone! I think there is certainly still a place for the small ‘local’ pub although some changes will need to be implemented to remain relevant and viable. Many will cry “start serving food again,” this is not the answer! My aim is to both preserve and adapt the traditional public house. We still want a social hub that hasn’t been ‘gastrosized’ and an environment that doesn’t leave your clothes stinking of chips! With these changing drinking trends in mind and knowing the quiet spots within my trading hours; I’m going to trial some new opening times then assess them towards the back end of the year. Hopefully these hours will better suit today’s social trend for an early doors, pre-dinner drink and those who want more leisurely ‘all day’ opening at a weekend.