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About Us

The Red Lion Tavern is an iconic building situated on the New England Hwy, 22 klms south of Glen Innes and 75 klms north of Armidale. Built in Celtic style, it offers a friendly and peaceful stop. Run by Trevor and Ann who will greet you and make you feel welcome. Open fires are a welcome relief from the cool New England weather.


Iconic New England hotel, the Red Lion Tavern, set on acreage amid the scenic northern New South Wales tablelands, has been put on the market. A hotel for all seasons, the Red Lion has a reliable regular clientele and tourist base.

Established in 1970 in classical Celtic style, the Red Lion Tavern is situated 22 kilometres south of Glen Innes and 75 kilometres north of Armidale. The main building features architectural treasures gathered from past historic sites across Australia before being integrated into the unique style that is the Red Lion.

A popular drinking hole and eatery for locals and the growing tourist population, the semi-formal dining room is separate to the pub and bar. The celtic dining room houses a large open log fire place while accommodating large social gatherings seating up to 45 patrons.  The open fires in the dining room and bar with pool room are a welcome relief from the cool New England weather as are the three heated ensuited guest rooms offering a welcome overnight respite to weary travellers and local visitors. On the many warm days, patrons relax in the outside seating and picnic areas.

An external hot shower and toilet block cater to holiday makers with caravans making day and overnight stops on site; as do the dog kennels at the rear of the hotel.

Other facilities include a large storeroom, commercial cold storage room, owner undercover parking plus a large front off-road private carpark for patrons.

This real estate opportunity is fully operational with a new courtesy bus offering taxi services for 24 patrons at a time.

Experienced Licensee Ann Ward bought the Tavern in 2011 attracted by the surrounding scenic tablelands and the tavern itself with owners’ residential accommodation on the first floor.

According to Ms Ward, “This is a perfect pub for a couple to run as it makes good profits attracting a mix of local, interstate and international visitors.”

“It is set in beautiful countryside on a well-known cross-country route running south from Queensland and north from Sydney and Melbourne.

“There is no doubt the Red Lion Tavern will attract attention as, in addition to its look and location, it offers the potential for further growth.”  Stock and all loose items are included in the sale.

The property is listed on the market for AUD$610,000. All serious offers will be considered. Contact Ann or Trevor via telephone 02 67333271 or at


Opening Hours

Restaurant Hours

Tue – Sat : 12pm – 2pm
Sun : 12pm – 2.30pm
Tue – Thu : 6pm – 8pm
Fri – Sat : 6pm – 8.30pm
[ Monday Closed unless prior bookings. ]

Tavern Hours

Tue – Sun : 11am – Depending on custom.
[ Monday Closed. Unless prior booking ]