Long-time supporter of Dea Latis, Cathy Price, has helped to launch a new Red Lion pub at Blackpool Tower where they have even named a guest cask ale after her, called The Red Lioness.
Cathy, from Preston has regularly hit the headlines following her four year, 90,000 mile trip to visit every Red Lion pub in Britain – a grand total of 656 pubs.
The Blackpool Tower’s Red Lion, found on the ground floor next to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, is open daily from 10am. The newly refurbished Victorian tavern is decorated like a traditional pub of the era including period themed bar staff, beer tankards and wall decorations and locally brewed ale will be served on draft with a different beer available each month.
Cathy said: “It’s fantastic news that The Blackpool Tower has opened a Red Lion pub. It is great to have one so close to home.And to have a beer named after me too is just amazing! I’ll be telling all my friends that they need to swing by and have a drink here.”
Cathy was named Beer Drinker of The Year in 2016 by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group in recognition of the number of Red Lions she has visited and is also an author of a book called ‘The Red Lioness: One Woman. Four Years. 90,000 Miles. 650 Pubs Plus’.