This couple visited every single pub called ‘The Red Lion’ in the UK

A couple have shared their success after visiting each and every one of the UK’s 632 pubs called “The Red Lion” in less than three years.

The Red Lion is supposedly the most popular pub name in the UK.

Kayleigh Snell, 30, and Paul Tyack, 31, began their mission in 2015, gradually clocking up more than 20,000 miles by car, bus, train and even a plane to Inverness to ensure no Red Lions went unseen.

Snell and Tyack decided to embark on their intrepid pub crawl after a trip to their local Red Lion in Northmoor, Oxford, and discovering that it was the most common name for a UK pub from locals.

They now have just one boozer left to visit, the Red Lion in Boldre, Hampshire, before they can call time on their boozy Odyssey.

“We’ve been to so many places and met so many interesting people and everyone’s been really generous,” Kayleigh told Wessex News.

“After we’d been to about 200 Red Lions, someone said to us why didn’t we do it for charity, so we decided to raise money.”

Since launching the charity arm of their adventure, the couple have raised more than £1,800 for Pulmanory Hypertension UK.

Kayleigh said that there were a handful of pubs that went the extra mile to ensure the couple felt welcome.

“The Red Lion in Heolgerrig in Merthyr Tydfil – they were bringing us food, and free drinks, when we told them what we were doing, it was fantastic,” she said.

“And St Osyth in Essex, the locals and the owners were so warm and welcoming.”

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Partner Manager - Manged On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Head of Sales

IWSC
London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

Enotria&Coe
London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Enotria&Coe
Field based - London or surrounding area

Sales Director Europe

Mirabeau Wine
Europe

Digital Co-ordinator

Alliance Wine
London, UK

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Manchester,United Kingdom
16th Oct 2018

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Leeds,United Kingdom
17th Oct 2018

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

Edinburgh,United Kingdom
18th Oct 2018
Click to view more

The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2018

Deadline : 15th October 2018

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

Deadline : 17th October 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more