Monday, 23 June 2014
#148 The Red Lion, Netherton, West Midlands : 2006 to 2013
Our first visit to The Red Lion was at lunchtime on Sunday 4th June 2006 and, as reported earlier (#125) we only ended up here because the Dry Dock didn't do food on a Sunday!
We were in need of a light lunch and The Red Lion provided exactly what we needed. It was a friendly, basic local.
Our next visit was two years later, again at lunchtime, on Sunday 25th May 2008.
As it was a wet afternoon, and we knew that the Dry Dock didn't do food on a Sunday, we only ventured as far as The Red Lion for a sandwich and a couple of pints. No change from our previous visit on the inside, but outside they'd moved the Sky Sports banner and added a blackboard by the entrance door!
On our third visit was at lunchtime on Tuesday 14th May 2013 and it was closed! The good news is that it isn't a permanent closure, but I suspect that they've taken the decision not to open on midweek lunchtimes because of the general decline in the lunchtime pub trade.
Still largely unchanged on the outside apart from the missing Sky Sports banner!