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Red Lion 2014

by Denise Warren - 14:01 on 19 November 2014

After all the comments about the Red Lion I thought we should put something on here ourselves. As you are all probably aware yet again the Red Lion changed hands just over 5 months ago.

Both Ian & I wanted to provide our village with a pub to be proud of. I think you will all agree the outside has looked a lot better this summer with the flower boxes in full bloom and even though the barns are nothing to do with us we couldn’t leave them the way they were, just a quick lick of paint has tidied the place up a bit. We have changed the atmosphere & décor in the “Bar Area” taking away that stuffy restaurant feel,(this has really worked as we are seeing more and more of you popping in for a quick drink!) whilst still keeping a relaxed dining / lounge area in the larger room, now enhanced by prints on the wall of local surroundings by local artist David Blincow & photographer Alan Porter, all of which are for sale! Just to let you all know we are more than happy for you to sit in the dining room for a drink with no obligation to purchase a meal if you would like a quieter place to chat. Please ask at the bar first just in case the table has already been booked out.

If you take a look on Trip Advisor you will see that all of the reviews have been overwhelmingly in our favour, (apart from one who obviously had an alternative agenda) the food really is excellent both in quality and value for money. All of our food is freshly prepared and homemade; you will not find anything in our freezers precooked!

We are proud to say that all of our Ales and the majority of our lagers are of the highest quality, locally sourced and cannot be found in the supermarkets yet still in keeping with village pub prices. Again our house wines are of the highest quality and just recently we have reviewed the prices as we felt the price we were advised to sell at were far too high!

All in all the pub is now doing well, so much so that Sunday lunch was fully booked by Tuesday but people have got out of the habit of popping out to the local we would love to see more of the village using the pub after all if it wasn’t for the Red Lion reopening shortly after we moved into the village we wouldn’t know hardly any of you.

If there is any reason you haven’t been into the pub since Ian & I took over please let me know. Also if there is anything you would like to see going on in the pub please let us know for instance if you would like the Red Lion to open lunchtimes, if you would like a regular poker night, which a couple of you have mentioned. The Sky Sports is going down well especially with the Rugby fans more than the football so it would seem. We also have free Wifi, yes even the Red Lion is moving with the times so a huge THANK YOU to all of you who are supporting us and to those of you that have not yet been in come along you are more than welcome.

We really are trying to give Caston a Village Pub to be Proud of!

Comment from Mark at 11:50 on 23 January 2015.
I can vouch for all of the above! Ian and Denise are doing a great job and all the best to them.

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