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Red Lion

Picture source: dayoff171

The Red Lion closed in 2007 and is now used as a private dwelling.
My great grandfather Thomas Haynes bought this property in 1923 and changed its status from an Inn to a public house. He never let any of the rooms. He and his wife ran the pub as an adjunct to the smallholding (cattle, hens etc.) until 1941, when Thomas retired aged 70.
Gordon Haynes (July 2015)
Went to this pub in the early 80s with some friends for a particularly grim night out. One side of the bar billiards table had been wedged up against the window for so long that the green surface had bleached except where the shadows of the side cushions had prevented it. The only other ‘entertainment', in the loosest sense of the word, was a wooden fish on the wall with a hook sticking out of its mouth named ‘Hook me if you can’, there was a corresponding piece of string hanging from the ceiling with a ring on the end, I doubt it needs further explanation. Unsurprisingly, that was our one and only visit.
Nick Williams (July 2021)

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Picture source: Gordon Haynes

Date of photo: 2012

Picture source: Movement80