The Red Lion Pub & Restaurant Website

Web design for pub & restaurant website, downloadable menus, news and events. WordPress custom theme design.


The Red Lion is a pub and fine restaurant situated near Falmouth in Cornwall.  Built at the end of the 17th century, the Red Lion still retains much of its original character. With an excellent menu and selection of fine wines you are promised a quality dining experience.

The Challenge

Lisa and Eddy felt that the existing website had a dark heavy feel, not at all the image that they wanted to portray for a fine dining pub. The new website design should be much more professional and contemporary, lighter in appearance with more current images.  Equally, more needs to be made of the location, highlighting that the premises are in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the stunning coastline of southwest Cornwall. The colour theme should be more Mediterranean, light blues (the colour of the sea nearby) and pumpkin yellows. WordPress content management is a must with the need to regularly update menus, an events calendar and other information.

The Solution

A new WordPress design that is bright, sunny and all about Cornwall was the message I got from this. Lisa had already said that she liked blue and yellow – mediterranean, so those are the main theme colours. I used the featured image of the pub at the top with further images of the area below. The food is amazing and the food pic at the top left demonstrates that. Colour blocks bring the whole web design together. The left sidebar highlights important items and events and allows visitors to download lunch and dinner menus. The site is built on WordPress so the clients can add and manage events and update menus as they asked.

In Brief

  • Pub & Restaurant website design
  • WordPress design – content management system
  • Colour blocks highlight important items
  • Image gallery
  • Events diary
  • Downloadable PDF menu
  • Accommodation listings
  • Google page 1 listing