The oldest pub, with the most popular pub name?
Just around the corner from the Parliament lies this wonderful pub. There is supposed to be an inn or pub here since 1435. The Red Lion itself is 110 years old. Red Lion is the most common or popular beer name in England. It must be a match made in heaven to be one of the oldest and most popular?
Three minutes from the parliament and just across the street from Downing Street it must be the home of all the stories from “yes, minister” – the popular BBC sitcom when I was less than a child. I have just been there just before closing so there were no ministers or politicians present, but I have heard this is where they meet, also for interviews with journalists.
The room is long and not too wide. There are high stools all around the room. You can sit by the windows, which has a long shelf to set your beer on. There are several levels to the ground floor of the bar with different seating sections. There is enough of mahogany to get you into Downing Street. And you can go upstairs or downstairs (sounds like another BBC success TV-series) for more room or the wine cellar.
The music was not typical pub music,… Just before closing at 11 there was not so many people, so I cannot really tell about the locals.
My advice: Experience it!
Today’s Beer Quote
“This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption… Beer!”
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck