Welcome to the Red Lion at Cotherstone. CAMRA Good Beer Guide Entry.

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 - Rowantree, Best Bitter & Aysgarth Falls, Blonde Ale.

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.

Merry Christmas Everyone

Important customer information

Closed due to Covid-19 tiered restrictions.

From Thursday 3rd December 2020, 

until further notice.


We're round to that time of year when I'd usually be posting my Christmas and New Year's opening hours. This year they look like non I've ever published before, they all read CLOSED!

There hasn't been a New Year's Eve in anyone's living memory, in which a glass has not been raised in the Red. This is a sad thought and a compromise I hope we never have to endure again. 

In the strangest of years that will yet further impact on a generation, I sincerely wish you all a safe and happy Christmas. Thank you to everyone for your custom, support and patience. May the New Year be one of renewed hope and community. Covid-19 has helped to uncover the good neighbour within us all; lets continue that journey into 2021 and beyond. 

To friends and family, all the very best, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Richard x