The Red Lion

The Red Lion, Dayhills, Staffordshire ST15 8RU

A truly unspoilt country pub, part of a working farm, in the depths of rural Staffordshire east of Stone. The building itself has no sign indicating that it is a pub; there’s just an inn sign at the roadside and the small sign on an outbuilding shown on the picture. The car park is the area of hard standing, without any marked bays, in front of the pub.

The interior is basically just one room with a quarry-tiled floor, bench seating and old settles, dominated by a huge inglenook fireplace. The beer range centres on Midlands classic Draught Bass together with a couple of guest beers - Bombardier and Doom Bar on my visit in August 2016. No food is served. There aren’t many like this left, more’s the pity.


  1. Martin, Cambridge28 January 2012 at 11:42

    Good choice. One of a number of excellent basic pubs either side of the M6 in Staffordshire, which also now has a growing collection of very attrractive Joules pubs.

  2. used to love going here my dads local too Hope its still there when I ext come home Husband who is from melbourne will be amazed at it!