The Red Lion, Dagnall

Welcome to The Red Lion, Dagnall!

Please see our July opening hours.

Outdoors at The Red Lion


The Red Lion, Dagnall

Camra's Good Beer Guide
The Red Lion Dagnall - Sluurpy

Here at The Red Lion Dagnall we offer freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced produce, from curry night to fish Friday as well as our main menu which offers a variety of dishes catering for all tastes, allergens & dietary requirements. Alongside our team of dedicated and friendly staff we try to make your time at The Red Lion a happy and enjoyable experience. During the winter we have two roaring log burners for you to sit and enjoy a Sunday Roast and a whisky by, and in summer families, cyclists & dogs enjoy our newly planted garden. Dogs are, of course, welcome in the bar area of the pub throughout the year! We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Red Lion Pub is situated in Dagnall, a small village just below Whipsnade Zoo and in the middle of the three counties Bucks, Beds and Herts. The area is deemed An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the views speak for themselves. The Pub itself was built in 1740 and has retained many of the original features - only the customers have changed over the years! We aim to retain the feel of an old 'inn' and welcome chatting at the bar and providing a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to locals and visitors.


If you would like to book a table please call 01442 843020

Please contact us for our daily menu.

We would like to thank you for your continued support & look forward to welcoming you soon.
Ed, Debbie & The Team



Enjoy Special Events at The Red Lion, Dagnall


Quiz Night

Our Quiz Night is on every other Thursday, starting at 7.30pm.
Next Quiz: 28 July 2024, 7.30pm.

Bring your friends along to join in the fun!

Local Attractions

Days out in the local area

There are many attractions close to the pub that appeal to all ages and types of people. If you’re planning a day out in the local area, book in at The Red Lion, Dagnall for a bite to eat to complete your day!

  • Whipsnade Zoo
    The UK’s biggest zoo, and a feeder zoo to ZSL London Zoo.
    10 mins, 3.8 miles
  • Tring's Natural History Museum
    Displays and exhibits of animal life, providing educational programs and nature news.
    15 mins, 7.6 miles
  • Mead Open Farm
    A children's farm offering lots of indoor and outdoor fun and activities and a great family day out.
    9 mins, 5.6 miles
  • Pitstone Windmill
    A rare and striking form of an early form of windmill.
    6 mins, 3.7 miles
  • Ashridge
    Estate of woodland and common land covering 6 square miles and running along the edge of the Chiltern. The Bridgewater Monument and Ashridge Estate are particularly noteworthy attractions.
    5 mins, 2.5 miles
  • College Lake Nature Reserve
    Once a chalk quarry, College Lake is now one of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserves. Thanks to the hard work of BBOWT staff and volunteers, this thriving nature reserve now supports more than 1,000 different wildlife species. An eco visitor centre with stunning views of the lakes opened to the public in 2010.
    9 mins, 5.4 miles
  • Whipsnade Golf Club
    Set in the peaceful, beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills. The mature tree-lined 18 hole, par 73 parkland course is also bordered on two sides by Whipsnade Zoo. Although it is some 500 feet above sea level, the course itself is only gently undulating, making for easy walking.
    4 mins, 1.2 miles

Walking & Cycling

We are located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so as you can imagine there are lots of scenic walking and cycling routes around The Red Lion. Below are some links to websites for ideas of walks and bike rides which go through/near Dagnall - why not stop en route for a drink, or end up at The Red Lion for a meal to replenish your energy after a long day.

Local Campsites

  • Town Farm
    A campsite with stunning views over the Vale of Aylesbury and Ivinghoe Beacon. Town Farm is a working farm nestled at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and has been run by the Leach family since the early 1930s.
  • Dagnall Camping CL
    Offering grass pitches and set in a peaceful location within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Book a Table

Call us now on 01442 843020


Contact Us


21 Main Rd North, Dagnall, Hertfordshire, HP4 1QZ

Open Hours:

July Hours

5pm - 10pm: food 5 - 8pm.
5pm - 10pm: food 5 - 8pm.
5pm - 10pm: food 5 - 8pm.
5pm - 10pm: food 5pm - 8pm.
12noon - 11pm: food 12 - 3pm, 5 - 9pm.
12noon - 11pm: food 12 - 9pm.
12noon - 10pm: food 12 - 4pm.

All food orders to be 15 minutes before kitchen closes.


01442 843020