Red Lion is changing things up at its Tannery Row location at 1850 N. Water St.
In fact, a brand new menu showcases a variety of old favorites (think Scotch eggs, its Reuben and Shepherd's pie), a few updated British classics and a collection of fresh new dishes.
Among new starters, you’ll find a number of new shareable items including "Rouge" Lion Poutine with thick cut English chips, house gravy and Clock Shadow Creamery cheese curds ($9.99) along with British Nachos, a familiar favorite kicked up with diced bangers, bacon, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and scallions ($13.99).
They’ve also revamped the pub’s fried cheese curds (in a very good way). Order them up and you’ll get a generous portion of Clock Shadow Creamery cheese curds coated in a light and flavorful Spotted Cow beer batter. They’re served with a side of ranch dressing for $9.99.
Lighter, fresh options include a Somerset chopped salad featuring chopped romaine, apples, green onions, sharp cheddar, hard boiled egg, bacon, pretzel croutons and honey mustard dressing ($9.99, also available as a vegetarian option without bacon).
There's also the Oceanic sandwich featuring Atlantic salmon, herbed mayonnaise, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and red onions on a baked baguette ($14.99). You’ll also find a toasted baguette filled to the brim with roasted summer squash, red peppers, onions, lettuce and feta cheese along with a flavorful sun-dried tomato pesto ($10.99). It comes complete with a side Caesar salad.
Their classic English fish and chips has been upgraded with hand-cut cod loin in Spotted Cow beer batter, served with British chips, rye bread, coleslaw, mushy peas, tartar sauce and a side of Lions’ curry sauce ($13.99). If you’d prefer something light and fresh, try out the Caribbean salmon, a grilled filet of Atlantic salmon served with curried rice, mango salsa and chimichurri sauce ($16.99).
Or you could get some of those same fresh flavors in the new, fresh fish tacos featuring beer-battered cod served in flour tortillas with freshly-flavored, slightly kicky mango salsa and a side of rice and black beans ($13.99).
If fall comfort food is more your speed, there’s always pot roast, braised in Guinness and served with cauliflower mash, roasted vegetables and house gravy ($15.99).
Beginning in September, Red Lion will also launch a series of new daily specials.
- Mondays will feature service industry brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (bonus: enjoy a pub favorite and you'll get a British pint free)
- Tuesday nights mean $2 tacos and $5 Altos margaritas
- Wednesdays are for day drinking with happy hour specials all day long
- Thursday brings $0.60 wings, $4 taps and $12 pitchers (rotating selections)
- Friday it’s buy-one get-one fish dishes all day long
Red Lion Pub
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