The Red Lion at Désertines

The perfect place for a pint in rural France.

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

The bar

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

Summer afternoons

The Red Lion DesertinesIts 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 in our comfortable sofas 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 for you to join in.

Comfort zone

Situated in heart of rural north-west France, Désertines is a small but Karleen and Tony 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.

Your hosts, Karleen and Tony, offer their warmest welcome to you here at The Red Lion.

Normal Opening Hours

Thursday10 am to 4 pm7 pm to 10 pm
Friday10 am to 4 pm6 pm to 11 pm
Saturday10 am to 8 pm*
Sunday10 am to 6.30 pm

* except during Open Mic' sessions on the first Saturday of each month 11 am to 4pm/7 pm to 11 pm

Closed for annual holiday from 1st February to 2nd March 2016 inclusive.


Under New Management

Business as usual.
Updates coming soon.
Please see our Facebook page for latest news.

British Beer and Home-made Food

Real Ale from Fullers on draft plus frequent guest ales.
See our menu for home-made dishes.