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Cathy Price visits 433 Red Lion pubs in three years

Photo Neil Cross 
Cathy Price, of Duddle Lane, Walton-le-Dale, who set out on a mission to visit all the Red Lion pubs in the country has made a bar in her garage

Photo Neil Cross Cathy Price, of Duddle Lane, Walton-le-Dale, who set out on a mission to visit all the Red Lion pubs in the country has made a bar in her garage

It’s been three years since Cathy Price set off on an epic journey to visit every pub called the Red Lion.

And in that 36 months Cathy from Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, has now stopped off at 433 watering holes up and down the country.

The 55-year-old said: “I have less than 200 to go on the longest pub crawl of pubs with the same name.

“I hope to finish as near to my fourth year anniversary which will be April 2015.

“I have done my furthest North, furthest South, and will be going to Guernsey Red Lion in July.

“I did all Devon and Cornwall in a VW campervan and have been to the Isle of Wight.

“I still have 22 in Kent to visit and many around London.”

The personal trainer added: “The journey has been amazing taking me to hundreds of towns and villages I would never had reason to visit not to mention the brilliant characters I have had the pleasure to encounter.

“I have been educated on Britain’s history, pubs, beer and catering industry.”

Cathy said over the three years she has only had one speeding ticket, one note for bad parking and no break downs.

She concluded: “I am looking forwards to celebrating my 500th then it will be countdown ending with a big party in my very first Red Lion in Hawkshead.”

Cathy takes notes on all the pubs she visits, and has her photo taken at each one.

She hopes that eventually she will be able to publish a book about her journey.

The pub crawl challenge also inspired her to transform her garage into a Red Lion bar.

 

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