22nd February 2011
Red Lion is Chipping Nortons best pub for conversation -
The new tenants of the Red Lion say it is a traditional pub which
sets the highest standards
The Red Lion, Chipping Norton is a small intimate pub, where the
conversation is varied, the laughter loud and friendships are made.
And the new tenants of the Hook Norton pub Sheila Belton and Mick
Taylor intend to keep it that way as a traditional pub which
sets the highest standards.
The Red Lion is a proper pub, offering great Hooky beer,
great company and good old-fashioned conversation. We are an ideal
pub for people from the town or visitors to the area who want to
experience a proper local, said Shelia.
A friendly pub with a large roaring fire Sheila says she
wants the reputation for serving the best Hook Norton beer in the
area and would love to see the pub listed in CAMRAs Good Beer
I intend to keep the beer properly in the cellar, said
Shelia, then my customers should always get a perfect pint.
We are getting customers of all ages and it is great
to see so many younger drinkers coming in to drink real ale,
Shelia is keen her customers pay a big part in the local community
and help raise money for local causes. A former licensee of the
Red Lion was the inspiration for GP Jonathan Moore to set up the
Lawrence Home Nursing Team, which provides home care for terminally
ill patients and in the past the pubs customers have raised
money for it. Shelia is hoping that her customers will once again
support it or a similar charity.
Free wifi and newspapers are available.
The Red Lion has no jukebox, fruit machines or video games. Teams
representing the Red Lion are entered in local leagues of crib,
darts, dominoes and Aunt Sally.
The Red Lion has the best beer garden in Chipping Norton and is
ideal for families
Originally built as a tap house the pub was first recorded back
Pictured: Red Lion tenant Shelia Belton
The Red Lion
Proprietor: Sheila Belton and Mick Taylor
Phone: +44 (0) 1608 644641
Source: Hook Norton Brewery