The perfect place for a pint in rural France.

The Red Lion welcomes you to enjoy British and French specialties in our spacious and comfortable bar in the village square of Désertines.

Its central position allows The Red Lion to enjoy the focus of village life, supporting several local events per year. Our traditional British fare attracts ex-pats from the local towns and villages, providing a focal point for clubs and activities to interest both our British and French guests. Our specialities include home-made British dishes and English style ale.

Red Lion Bar

Its south-facing position provides a veritable sun-trap in fair weather, when outside seating and sunshades are provided and many a jolly Sunday afternoon can be idled away. Alternatively, relax by the log fire in winter, or playing pool, dining in our restaurant, browsing our library of free-loan novels or our directory of local information.

The Red Lion is often the base of club and charity events and there are always plenty of activities to join in.

Situated in heart of rural north-west France, Désertines is a small but lively village in the tranquil countryside of north-west France.

The area is part of the Bocage Mayennais, being an area of small fields and farmsteads bordered by banks or hedges, somewhat reminiscent of English countryside.

We are happy to cater for private parties, wedding receptions, etc as well as outside event catering. Please contact us to discuss any requirements.

Your hosts, Mandy & Len, offer their warmest welcome to you here at The Red Lion.

From Monday 9th August due to government ruling, the health passport  must be shown to say that you have had 2 vaccines to enter the bar and for sitting outside the bar.

Opening Hours

Monday  Closed

Tuesday  Closed

Wednesday 12:00 to 21:00

Thursday 12:00 to 21:00*

Friday  12:00 to 21:00*

Saturday 11:00 to 21:00*

Sunday 11:00 to 18:00*

Open Mic first Sunday of every month.

Quiz Night third Thursday of every month.

Phoenix Auto Moto Club meet last Thursday of every month.

*Times may vary on events nights