Cathy reaches 500 milestone on her Red Lion pub crawl

Quest: Cathy Price
Quest: Cathy Price
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It’s more than three years since Cathy Price decided she would visit every pub in the UK called the Red Lion – and she is still going strong.

Cathy, from Walton-le-Dale, has now passed the 500 milestone and her pub crawl continues.

She said: “This weekend in Bedfordshire I hit the great number of 500 Red Lions visited.

“In fact I ended on 502 doing nine Red Lions and sadly one ‘Dead Lion’ at Toddington.

“I now only have around 120 more to visit so countdown has begun.

“I began on Grand National day, April 9 2011 and aim to complete the quest as near to Grand National day as I can next year, which will have taken four years.

“It is the longest pub crawl of pubs with the same name and can never be beaten, as Red Lion is the most common name for a pub and sadly pubs continue to close down.

“The journey is more about Britain, the history of the pubs and the fantastic villages, towns and cities the quest has taken me to.

“I have met a marvellous array of characters along the way and made many friends.”

Cathy added: “The Red Lion Hawkshead is where the idea sprung up and they are throwing a big party when I finish so that I will have come full circle and Hook Norton Brewery are involved in my actual last one which will be somewhere mid Britain.”