Red Lion

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

The Red Lion is the only pub in a village of 800

Community group launches share offer for Red Lion in Sidbury

By Ellie Bothwell

Campaigners hoping to save a Devonshire village pub have launched a share offer, after Punch Taverns agreed to sell the property to a community enterprise group for £190,000 — significantly below its original asking price of £295,000.

Pub cleaner: Sheila Nicholson retires after 41 years at the Red Lion in Chester-le-Street

Pub cleaner retires after 41 years

By Gurjit Degun

Sheila Nicholson, cleaner at the Red Lion in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, has polished the pub’s bar for the last time, retiring after 41 years.

O'Marleys Red Lion, in Blackburn, Lancashire

My Pub: O'Marleys Red Lion

By Tony Halstead

Mary Winter, co-tenant at O’Marleys Red Lion in Blackburn, Lancashire, tells Tony Halstead how a new name and increasing ale sales have helped double turnover at the pub

Black Bull: business going well

Gastropub team's takes on second pub

By Lesley Foottit

The team behind an award-winning Cambridgeshire gastropub has launched another outlet nearby. Owner of the Red Lion at Hinxton, Alex Clarke, has...



Red Lion, Dittisham, Devon Agent: Bettesworths French-born Brigitte and Clive Bellenger have taken over the Red Lion Inn in Dittisham, Devon. The...

North West

North West

Red Lion Withington, Manchester Licensees do not come much more experienced than pub managers Kevin and Janat Connor. The couple recently celebrated...

East Anglia

East Anglia

Red Lion Preston, Hertfordshire The Red Lion claims to be the first pub bought by village power. In 1982, residents of the small village of Preston...

Menus made easy?

Menus made easy?

Bruce McLernon, manager and head chef at the Red Lion in Corley Moor, near Coventry, won a new laptop, courtesy of, as top prize...