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The Red Lioness pours

29 Apr

Long-time supporter of Dea Latis, Cathy Price, has helped to launch a new Red Lion pub at Blackpool Tower where they have even named a guest cask ale after her, called The Red Lioness.

Cathy, from Preston has regularly hit the headlines following her four year, 90,000 mile trip to visit every Red Lion pub in Britain – a grand total of 656 pubs.

The Blackpool Tower’s Red Lion, found on the ground floor next to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, is open daily from 10am. The newly refurbished Victorian tavern is decorated like a traditional pub of the era including period themed bar staff, beer tankards and wall decorations and locally brewed ale will be served on draft with a different beer available each month.

Cathy said: “It’s fantastic news that The Blackpool Tower has opened a Red Lion pub. It is great to have one so close to home.And to have a beer named after me too is just amazing! I’ll be telling all my friends that they need to swing by and have a drink here.”

Cathy was named Beer Drinker of The Year in 2016 by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group in recognition of the number of Red Lions she has visited and is also an author of a book called ‘The Red Lioness: One Woman. Four Years. 90,000 Miles. 650 Pubs Plus’.

 

Women only beerfest in Leicester

12 Feb

Well done to the brewsters who have organised this weekend’s beer festival. All beers brewed by women. Wish I was a bit closer to Leicester!

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Brewers-putting-ale-female/story-15198794-detail/story.html

Dea Latis welcomes pub-loving Cathy

29 Jan

Dea Latis, the industry beer and women forum, has welcomed a pub enthusiast into its fold. Cathy Price, who is on a mission to visit every Red Lion pub in the country, has been made an honorary Dea Latis member in recognition of her unique contribution to the group’s aim of ‘bringing beer to women’.

Cathy Price, centre, is presented with the certificate by Annabel Smith (left) and Ros Shiel (right) of Dea Latis.

Cathy Price, centre, is presented with the certificate by Annabel Smith (left) and Ros Shiel (right) of Dea Latis.

Cathy’s pub pilgrimage began in April last year after a visit to a Red Lion in Hawkshead, Cumbria. To date, she has visited 135 of the estimated Red Lions in the countryand is expecting the challenge to take until 2014 to complete. Cathy orders a beer – preferably local ale –  in every pub she visits, having been ‘converted’ by Dea Latis members from her previous tipple of red wine.

Unsurprisingly, Cathy’s ambitious pub crawl creates interest wherever she goes and she has been interviewed countless times by local press and radio stations. She has written about all her visits and is planning to put them in a book. “It’s been the most amazing experience,” she says. “There’s something unique about walking into a pub in a new part of the country and sitting down with a glass of beer. It’s the best way to find out about a local area and the people who live there.”

Read Cathy’s poem about her pub experiences – good and bad –below. Follow Cathy via on Facebook/Cathy’s Crazy Red Lion Pub Crawl or onTwitter CathyPrice@RedLion-Quest

Red Lion’s with brass bellsThose with bad smells,Good home cooked foodBar tenders in a mood,

Slug trails on the floor

Toilet seats behind the door,

Signs which are faded

Décor old and jaded,

Super helpful staff

Locals good for a laugh,,

Beer gardens with umbrellas

Merry beer- drinking  fellas,

Brewery’s at the back

Red Wines in a rack,

Smelly ash trays outside

Hanging baskets that have died,

Curtains that need cleaning

Bars shiny and gleaming,

A local Cask Ale

A pub up’ For Sale’,

 

I have sat on church pewsSeen Estuary views,Perched on a bar stoolIn some we play pool,

A perfect thatched roof

Staff cold and aloof

A Bowling Green at the rear

A pint of “Off” Beer

A Punjabi Landlord

Offers on the blackboard

Pink Port over ice

I thought it sounded quite nice

Cheap House Doubles

A flat glass of bubbles

All this I have seen

To these Red Lion’s I have been

And there are still hundreds more

To enjoy, and explore.

The worst and the best

Of this RED LION QUEST!

 

 

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