Whether it be with family or friends, you are guaranteed a warm welcome at this locally owned and run pub.

Situated on the waterfront at 45 Anzac Parade, Whanganui, overlooking the Whanganui River, we invite you to come on over and experience a pub with great atmosphere and ambiance. Sit out on the deck and enjoy a wine whilst watching the Waimarie steam up the river or the wakas paddling past. We are the heart of Wanganui hospitality, as we have been here showing Wanganui fantastic hospitality since 1935. There is nothing we cannot do at the Red Lion, from fine dining in our restaurant to the busiest night life in Whanganui, to all types of functions all year round and all the way back to amazing coffee, we cover it all.

Situated upstairs in the upmarket premises. Not only are the views of the river and lights at night spectacular, the food is sublime and the service extraordinary.

Open from 10am both weekdays and weekends, the cafe has alfresco dining, a great selection of NZ wines and craft beer, a welcoming cafe for all. Feel at home by the fire or out on the patio in the sun.

Public Bar
Great atmosphere and great grub. Come in, meet the locals, play some pool, and sample the beer from Mangatainoka and other beverages, we always have something new to try!

EVENTS - We have some great events here at the Red Lion

Music, Dancing Bands, DJ's you name it, we have it. Check out our Facebook page for more events!

Find Us

45 Anzac Parade, Durie Hill, Wanganui

Functions are our speciality

We have private clean function rooms available

Functions are our speciality with rooms overlooking the Wanganui River, all with their own unique style.
Rooms are available for meetings, private dining and parties with good food and great service.
With our unique buffet menu, we cater for anyone and everyone, no matter what the occasion the team at the Red Lion will make it perfect.

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