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Red Lion

Red Lion, Great Missenden

Picture source: Russell Judge

The Red Lion was situated at 62 High Street and is now used as an estate agents.
At the dawn of the real beer revolution, this was Great Missenden's number one pub, and when I first remember it about 1976, it was selling Sam Smith's, Ruddle's County and Fuller's London Pride. It even had a Les Routiers award for its food. The pub itself was plush, quite large but very long and narrow meaning that you had to breathe in to get past the regulars sitting on bar stools. My recollection is that it was sold in the early eighties and given something of a budget makeover, presumably part funded by the Bass Group because that's whose beer appeared on the bar, to the exclusion of everything else. Clearly the locals were not pleased by the changes because within a couple of years the pub had closed, never to re-open. The bulk of it is now an estate agents.
Chiltern Tatler - Spring 2016 edition

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