The all new Temple Inn, located in the charming hamlet of Liss Forest in Hampshire.

A traditional village pub, currently closed for an extensive refurb and re-design, with the aim to launch in summer 2018 as a family-friendly pub offering fresh, local, seasonal food and drink menus.

The new Temple Inn will offer the perfect combination of a traditional British pub honouring its historic roots all the way back to 1870, combined with a relaxed, modern design to create an atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Whether catching up with friends over a pint of local real ale, celebrating with a bottle of English sparkling wine or having a delicious family dinner, The Temple Inn will be a fantastic hub for socialising, right in the heart of Liss.

The Temple Inn is the newest addition to Red Mist Leisure; An award-winning company who own 9 other highly recognised pubs across Hampshire and Surrey and are comprised of a team of people who are passionate about pubs and strive to deliver an authentic family-friendly atmosphere.

There is nothing more important to our team at Red Mist than having a group of pubs that are welcoming to all and that use only the freshest ingredients and produce that our local area has to offer. We strive for proper pubs, fantastic food, great beer and happy people.

Find out a bit more about Red Mist in the short video below…

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the refurbishment plans for The Temple Inn, at this point we cannot guarantee a date until we are further into the building/decorating work. Our aim, however, is to open our doors in mid-summer 2018. We will, of course, keep this website and all of our social media up-to-date, so do keep a close eye for the official announcement of our opening date.

If you would like to receive regular news and updates on the process of the new Temple Inn, please sign up to our newsletter here. You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Temple Inn is a big part of Liss Forest and has been for well over a century, so we want to ensure we don’t lose its traditional village pub ambience and character.  We will be undergoing a refurbishment to create a modern, relaxed dining and bar area for customers to enjoy a pint after work, a couple of G&Ts or a lovely meal with friends and family.

We plan to relocate the bar from its original position in the middle of the pub, to the left hand side, allowing more space for seating. There will be a combination of traditional wooden tables and modern booth seats, all surrounding a rustic log burner as the central focus in the room, creating a cosy retreat during the cold winter months.

The garden will be the perfect spot for basking in the sunshine with your family and beloved pooch during the summer, or for those warmer evenings, our decking area with picnic benches and festoon lighting will create a fantastic atmosphere for having a few tipples with friends.

Absolutely! We are looking for keen, motivated people to join the Red Mist team at The Temple Inn.  We offer exciting career opportunities to anyone with, or looking for, experience in the pub and hotel industry. Extensive training and staff benefits await you, including the opportunity to progress within our growing company.

Roles available will range from management to chefs, waiting and bar staff.

To apply or find out more about our vacancies please click here.
Please note, even if a job isn’t advertised, we would still recommend submitting your CV as roles arise on a regular basis. 

As many of you may have experienced, sometimes during building work unexpected issues can crop up which can cause delays. Therefore, we plan to start taking table bookings a few weeks prior to our confirmed opening date, which we hope to confirm shortly.

However, if you would like to discuss making a future booking, please contact us via

We take pride in working closely with local suppliers to offer our customers fresh, high quality food and drink, and to support our local farms, breweries and distilleries.

If you think your service fits our ethos and you would like to enquire about supplying The Temple Inn when we open, please contact our Operations Director, Mark Williams, via

We want to keep you informed on progress at the all new Temple Inn, which will commence soon via The Temple Inn newsletter.  This bi-weekly newsletter will be sent, via email, to a dedicated mailing list who are keen to learn of news/ progress updates.

If you would like to receive our newsletters, please sign up to our mailing list here.  Once you have signed up, you will receive an email where you will need to confirm your subscription (please check your spam, if this does not come through to your inbox and add us as a safe sender). You can unsubscribe at any time. Please don’t worry, your information is safe with us. We will never pass your personal information to anyone else, never ever.

Red Mist Leisure have 9 other pubs across Surrey and Hampshire, one of which is also going through an extensive refurbishment to open in Nov/Dec 2018. Click here to take a look at our 8 pubs open 7 days a week, offering seasonal menus and a variety of drinks.

Why not give them a try…

We would love you to pay us a visit at one of our other pubs, whilst you await the opening of The Temple Inn, to get a feel for what Red Mist offer and the atmosphere of our pubs.  As a little ‘welcome’ here’s a £10 off voucher when you visit any of our pubs before 30th June 2018.