OLD-fashioned service and freshly-prepared food ensure The Red Lion is well worth a visit to its idyllic countryside location.
The traditional country retreat which lies at the very heart of Brafield-on-the-Green, just a short drive from Northampton, is split into cosy snugs and brighter formal dining areas.
The experienced team are serious about the daily challenge to meet the different needs of customers from those who want to talk business to those who want to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.
General Manager, Waldo Pacheco, said: "The Red Lion is a wonderful country retreat where customers can relax with a good pint of ale or chilled wine or enjoy a meal with family and friends."
Bookings are already being taken for those who want somewhere special to celebrate Christmas. There are a range of deliciously, freshly-prepared dishes that promise to be perfect for every festive occasion.
The festive fayre menu, available from 24 November to 24 December, is £21.95 for two courses between noon and 4pm or three courses for £26.95. A ten per cent discount off the food bill is available for guests who decided to dine off the festive menu from 24 November to 10 December.
Starters include smoked salmon and Atlantic prawns, roasted carrot and fennel soup, pan-fried wild mushrooms, ham hock and pork terrine, or bresaola, an air-dried, salted beef. Traditional roast turkey promises to be a popular main course or choose from pan-fried cod loin, Brie and beetroot chutney tart, pork belly or blade of beef. Finish off with a choice of desserts including traditional Christmas pudding.
The team has pulled out all the stops for its other festive packages. Book a table for Christmas Day lunch with a four-course menu promising turkey, pork or cod. The price is £69.95 for adults and £35.95 for under 12s.
Wind down on Boxing Day with three courses for £26.95 or relax with friends and family on New Year's Day with a freshly-prepared meal for the same price.
To book, or for further information, see the website www.theredlionatbrafield.co.uk or call 01604 890707.