Red Lion

Great Hales Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1JP
T: 01630 652 602

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The Red Lion was originally a Joule’s house and like most of the medieval town centre it sits over Market Drayton’s Aquifer, the water source for our ales. Soft, pure mineral water, bored from directly beneath the site made the decision to build the new brewery here very easy. The pub dates back to 1623 and has been sympathetically restored to encompass the new brewery which has been built on a half acre site behind the ancient pub, as well as some land behind The Stags Head, our very good neighbour who sold a second parcel of land to us enabling us to build here.

The Red Lion is of course our flagship pub and home to the brewery.   It is a true reflection of the Joule’s brand and we have designed the brewery around it. The brewers hall or ‘mouse room’ as it is known, was opened late in 2010, a lovely oak panelled room with exquisite carvings, a cosy log burner, and full length windows giving a live view of our brewery, so you can sit enjoying one of our ales whilst watching the next one being produced.  This is also our hospitality room where we host groups from pubs offering Joule’s ales, this gives us an opportunity to show customers how we brew our ales and of course to sample our full range.  Since the brewery opened the tap has sold more pints of Joules than any other pub - as you would expect, if you are lucky and see a squirrel or a stoat on the back bar ask for a pint of Secret Squirrel or Sturdy Stoat you will be offered a sample of one of our trial brews -our head brewer likes to test his beer in full pub conditions rather than just the sample room.


The Tap is well worth a visit, stories of the brewery and the brand are woven throughout the pub and the brewers are often found testing the brew after work (thats what we call it anyway!) and always happy to chat.  On Friday’s at 5.00pm we celebrate the week – home made sausage rolls and a great pint of Joule's there any better way to start the weekend?


If you have any further questions or queries, feel free to contact Scott:


Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 11pm
Tuesday 11am - 11pm
Wednesday 11am - 11pm
Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday 11am - 12am
Saturday 11am - 12am
Sunday 11am - 11pm

Food Service Hours

Monday 12pm - 3pm   6pm - 9pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm   6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm   6pm - 9pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm   6pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm

12pm - 4pm (Carvery)

4pm - 8pm (normal menu)