The Atherstone Red Lion

Long StreetCV9 1BBAtherstoneUnited Kingdom

About The Atherstone Red Lion

Independently owned and operated, The Atherstone Red Lion is a three star hotel located in the heart of the Midlands. Originally a coaching inn, the hotel has since been restored.

Two styles of accommodation are offered in neighbouring sites. Capellos rooms display contemporary décor, while Red Lion rooms have a more traditional feel. All rooms have ensuite facilities.

Room service is available, along with a laundry service including dry cleaning. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Located on-site is Cappellos Restaurant, which specialises in Italian dishes, and uses a mix of local and Italian ingredients. Also located within the hotel is the Red Lion Main Bar. Dining areas range from a conservatory to a bar lounge, and a carvery is served each Sunday.

The hotel is located in the centre of Atherstone, which is renowned for its markets and rich history. Nottingham, Derby and Leicester are easily accessed, and Birmingham International Airport can be reached in 15-minutes.


Long Street, CV9 1BB, Atherstone, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1827)713156 | Fax: +44(1827)711404 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Food and coffee.

Many guests have mentioned the high quality of the food served at The Atherstone Red Lion. Meals are reported to be tasty and made from high-quality ingredients. Menus are varied and the pub is often praised for the coffee served.

Warm welcomes from staff.

A number of guests have expressed their appreciation towards the warm welcomes they have received when staying at the hotel. Staff members at the establishment are noted for being friendly and accommodating.

Central location perfect for exploring.

Located in the middle of town in the historic area of Atherstone, the hotel serves as a good base for exploring the surrounding area. Quirky market-style shops are located along the street just outside the hotel, and there are many tourist attractions nearby.

Negative Reviews

Wi-Fi signal limited to communal areas.

The Wi-Fi signal is fine in the dining areas and in reception, however many guests have lamented that the signal strength is limited in many of the rooms. If you are travelling on business, work may need to be completed in the bar area.

Extra staff would be an improvement.

Despite the staff receiving reviews on their friendliness, several comments have been made regarding the lack of staff throughout the hotel. Although infrequent, some guests have left reviews claiming that a couple of extra staff members were needed during busy periods in the restaurant, and it has also been noted that staff can be occasionally hard to find.

Dated rooms requiring a thorough clean.

The hotel has a rich history, and the building exudes an old-world charm. The restaurant and reception area are reported to be in good condition, however several guests have lamented that the rooms and furnishings appear old and out-dated. Some guests have also had minor complaints regarding the cleanliness of the rooms.

Rating Overview

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7.1 out of 10 based on 237 reviews