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The Red Lion

(105 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.4
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.7
  • Breakfast 4.6

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The Red Lion Information


The Red Lion is a family run pub B&B. The pub itself is the longest running free house in the area. Our rooms are finished at a very good standard with an emphasis on the cleanliness. Our restaurant serves homemade traditional dishes, with some of them as famous signature items such as the Red Lion steak pie or the fresh fish and chips (all home made) We also serve a great range of beverages from cask ales to gins to probably the best house wines in the area. Spend long evenings in front of the huge open fire, slowly sampling the drinks with a stomach full of food, then simply conveniently wander upstairs to your room last thing. You can not get a better location than Matlock green for your stay. We are just on the outskirts from Matlock itself, but only by a 5 minute walk through a beautiful park. So you are away from the (slight) hustle and bustle of the main town, but close enough for a stroll around the sights. Matlock is a beautiful place to visit. There are some amazing sights to see and places to visit. Plan a visit to Chatsworth House, Hadden Hall (Both about 10 min drive away). Explore High Tor or Riber for the most spectacular views, these can both be walked to from the Red Lion. The rooms you will be staying in all have ensuite rooms with a shower, basin and toilet. All the linen is fresh and clean. The rooms are cleaned top to bottom. They also have a TV with the normal freeview channels. There is tea/coffee making facilities in each room too. There is a car park to the rear of the building. Bakewell is 13 minutes away, Chesterfiled is 15 minutes away.

Philip Mews is the longest serving landlord in Matlock and quite frankly within a good 10 mile radius. The pub was built up from the ruins around 1990 and made up to its modern look and feel that we have now. It is a family run pub in the very real sense, with his son, sister and nephew working there. The guys and gals that work there are special as well. They have all grown up in the area and have a friendly manner with both locals and visitors. Phil and the crew all love the area and are experts on the walks and sights here too (we can even give inside info on some of the lesser know walks in the area).


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Housekeeping - daily


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Badminton court
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing


  • Check in
    14:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


There are rails going up the main stair way.


  • Train from Matlock Train Station (0.6 miles)
    Walk from the train station directly to town centre (crown square) Down the side of the park you will see signs for Matlock Green, walk down here for 5 minutes until you reach the end of the park. Continue on the same route/ direction for a further 3 minutes, when you come to the main road, you will see the Red Lion.
  • Road from M1 Junction 29 (15.0 miles)
    exit junction 29 of the M1 and head towards Chesterfiled on the A617 bypass. As you enter Chesterfiled exit the first roundabout onto the A61 (first exit) for about .5 of a mile. Then turn right towards A632. This will be sign posted for Matlock. Follow this road until you arrive in Matlock. Carry on this road down the hill until you see the sign for the Red Lion on the right. This is at the bottom of the hill, just before you get to the first junction.

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