The Red Lion, Dodleston
Church Road, Dodleston, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 9NG 01244 661636
At Vintage Inns we take our drinks menu very seriously.
Join us in our bar area, where you’ll always fine a warm welcome, comfy chairs, and a local hand-pulled ale, cider or regional gin. Dining with family? Our wine list pairs perfectly with our dishes, expertly curated with reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines, if you’re looking to celebrate.
On our new Cocktail & Spritz Menu you’ll also find modern-day classics like the spicy Dark & Stormy or the delicate fizz of our Raspberry & Orange Blossom Spritz – the perfect accompaniment to a catch-up with friends on a warm, summer evening, especially when it’s 2 cocktails for £12 on Thursday & Friday*.
*Offer available Wednesday to Friday in Scotland.
Designated driver? Don’t worry, we also have soft drinks and low/no alcohol options available, like our new softail: Tanqueray 0.0 Collins, combining all your favourite light, lemony and delicious flavours of a classic Collins, without the alcohol.
Don’t forget to check our new whisky range, too — sure to keep you warm long after the sun has set, so you can spend more time with loved ones.
We take cask ale seriously at Vintage Inns. So as well as always having Doom Bar on our handpulls, you’ll find a selection of regional ales to sample. Ask a member of our team about what’s on today.
DOOM BAR - 4% (UK)
A dry and refreshing amber ale, Doom Bar is the epitome of consistency, balance and moreish appeal, and is brewed here in the UK, on Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast.
PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO - 5% (ITALY)
Brewed and bottled in Italy to create a delicate balance of bitterness and citrus aromatic notes, with a crisp, refreshing finish.
DAURA DAMM GLUTEN FREE 4.5 %
The World’s most award winning gluten free beer. Refreshing with characteristics of toasted grains.
CORONA - 4.5% (MEXICO)
Brewed in Mexico since 1925 using the finest quality ingredients, Corona is famously light and refreshing.
THORNBRIDGE JAIPUR (IPA) - 5.9% (UK)
This multi-award winning American-style IPA is multi-hopped, with powerful citrus aromas & flavours culminating in a remarkably smooth, moreish finish.
CURIOUS BREW 4.7%
This modern fragrant English lager is crisp and dry due to the addition of champagne yeast, with a slightly spicy finish from the late 'dosage' of fine Nelson Sauvin hops. Unpasteurised and cold conditioned for longer, this is a lager for the discerning
REKORDERLIG STRAWBERRY-LIME 4%
Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Cider perfectly embodies the taste of a beautifully Swedish summer with the flavour of freshly picked strawberries balanced with a refreshing hint of lime and made with pure Swedish spring water.
REKORDERLIG WILD BERRIES 4%
Rekorderlig Wild Berries is a fresh tasting and juicy cider with the flavour and aroma of wild blueberries and raspberries, made with pure Swedish spring water.
SANDFORD ORCHARDS DEVON RED 4.5%
A medium dry cider that's smooth and harmonious in body, complex and rich in texture, with a crisp wine-like finish.
SANDFORD ORCHARDS BERRY LANE 4%
Satisfyingly sweet and refreshingly tart, perfectly ripe raspberries are a fabulous addition to this masterfully crafted Devon cider.
PERONI NASTRO AZZURRO 0.0%
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 0.0% is a crisp and fast ending non alcoholic beer, with subtle hop aroma, floral and citrusy, followed by a fruity scent. Light bodied, it is characterized by a fine and delicate bitterness.
FREE DAMM ALCOHOL FREE
Smooth and refreshing non-alcoholic beer with just the right amount of bitterness.
BIG DROP PINE TRIAL PALE ALE
This dry-hopped pale ale is deliciously refreshing. The nose has hints of pine and honey. Packed full of flavour from citrus-heavy hops with a twist of fresh lime to create a crisp, zesty beer.
REKORDERLIG STRAWBERRY-LIME 0.0%
Rekorderlig Alcohol Free Strawberry-Lime Cider delivers the same delicious refreshment as the best-selling Strawberry-Lime cider 4% ABV but with no alcohol. The flavour of freshly picked strawberries is balanced with a refreshing hint of lime and made with pure Swedish spring water.
The UK is home to some of the best gin makers in the world. Below is a selection of our range of traditional and contemporary British gins for a twist on the quintessential G&T. Ask at the bar for regional gins available at your local pub.
TANQUERAY LONDON DRY - 43.10%
A refreshing gin, delivering fresh pine and lemon peel aromas with a smooth juniper finish.
TANQUERAY No. TEN - 47.30%
A premium gin with a unique, full-bodied character. Made with grapefruits, limes and oranges for a subtle, fresh, citrus taste.
CHASE RHUBARB & BRAMLEY APPLE - 40%
Carefully crafted by copper stilling GB gin with freshly pressed rhubard & Bramley apple juice, straight from the farm. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
WHITLEY NEILL RASPBERRY- 43%
This luscious handcrafted gin leads with bright flavours of Scottish raspberries, balanced with classic juniper notes.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE - 40%
Delicate and slightly sweet with light juniper, lemon zest and coriander flavours.
HENDRICK’S - 41.40%
This Scottish gin is made with peculiar botanicals and uniquely curious infusions of cucumber and rose petals.
GORDON’S PINK - 37.5%
Inspired by an original 1880s recipe, this gin is perfectly crafted to balance refreshing Gordon’s with naturally sweet raspberries and strawberries.
TANQUERAY FLOR DE SEVILLA - 41.3%
A perfect balance of the uniquely sweet sweet and zesty taste of blood orange, with the complexity of Tanqueray London Dry Gin.
CHASE PINK GRAPEFRUIT - 40%
This zippy and zesty gin is crafted by copper pot distillery GB Gin with a bounty of pink grapefruit and pomelo peels.
All of our gins match perfectly with one of our refreshingly light Fever-Tree tonics.
NATURALLY LIGHT TONIC WATER
Crisp, fresh tonic water with 58% less calories than Indian Tonic.
Made using three fresh gingers, with a flavoursome, dry finish.
SICILIAN LEMON TONIC
Made using the finest Sicilian lemons, for a supremely fresh citrus touch
A unique tonic of a delicately sweet herbaceous taste
The perfect aperitif - refreshing and bittersweet Aperol, topped with Prosecco and soda.
Delicate St Germain elderflower liquer, a hint of lime and Prosecco paired with cucumber - bright and refreshing.
RASPBERRY & ORANGE BLOSSOM SPRITZ
Tanqueray Gin and prosecco matched with Fever Tree Raspberry & Orange blossom soda, topped with raspberries.
Prosecco blended with Blackcurrant Tanqueray Royale Gin, bringing berry and vanilla flavours. Topped with Fever Tree Raspberry & Orange Blossom soda, garnished with rosemary.
DARK & STORMY
A modern day classic, Goslings Black Seal Rum pairs with punchy ginger beer and bitters in this spicy, sweet highball
RASPBERRY & ORANGE BLOSSOM
A delicious long serve with Hendricks Gin, raspberry, orange blossom and raspberries.
A twist on a Gin Collins using Bombay Citron Presse - reminiscent of cloudy lemonade, fruity and refreshing.
J20 is a delicious blend of fruit juices and water, perfect for any occasion. Enjoy both the still and lightly sparkling varieties.
ORANGE & PASSION FRUIT
APPLE & MANGO
Crisp, sparkling pressés, made from a fine blend of delicious natural ingredients with naturally sparkling Cotswold spring water.
MANDARIN AND SEVILLE ORANGE
A citrus burst on the nose with strong Mandarin aroma with the Seville orange, adding to the flavour and balancing the sweetness. There is a full-bodied, distinct Mandarin character to the liquid with just a hint of ginger.
A crisp citrus burst with the balance of floral roses. The pairing of the sweetness of pear with the sharpness of lemon with a floral finish.
Fentimans’ Ginger Beer is botanically brewed using the same traditional techniques as Thomas Fentiman back in 1905. We ferment the finest Chinese ginger root for a drink that is fiery and full of flavour.
DANDELION AND BURDOCK
Our Dandelion and Burdock infused liquid to give a dark intense sparkling soft drink. The aroma has a fruity character with a hint of aniseed. The taste confirms the fruity characteristics, with an interesting blend of liquorice and aniseed.
Add a dash of French flair to our filtered sparkling water using these delicious Mathieu Teisseire flavours
Made with gently sparkling 100% apple juice, these soft drinks make any meal more 'appletising' - and officially count as one of your 5 a day!
SIGNATURE LIME & SODA
Our signature cordial Lime & Mint, topped with soda water. Only 8.5kcals.
A distinct blend of four quality botanicals are steam distilled to give a complex yet refreshing taste of juniper that Tanqueray is famous for. Unbelievably Alcohol Free, Unmistakably Tanqueray.
A rich and smooth coffee can make a moment and we think you’ll love our brand new Ernest & Green blend. The darker slow roasted beans release richer, indulgent flavours of 60% chocolate, red fruits and baked gingerbread — perfect for an early morning Cappuccino or even afternoon Latte. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy every sip knowing that the quality of the bean is without question.
Our 100% Arabica, Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans are ethically sourced from fincas (farms) in the highlands of Brazil and Colombia to ensure only the best quality in taste and flavour with every sip. Why not set yourself up in front of our roaring fires to warm up with your new favourite coffee?
Now we’ve tempted you with our wonderful drinks menu,
all you need to do is book a table and look forward to your next country escape.