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Pub-loving Cathy visits 300th Red Lion

Cathy Price, the woman on a mission to visit every Red Lion in the country, has kicked off 2013 by visiting her 300th pub. She reached the milestone at the Red Lion in central Oxford on 19th January. With 300 pubs under her belt, Cathy, from Walton-le-Dale in Lancashire, is around halfway through her selective pub crawl, meaning that she has another two years or so of Red Lion visiting ahead of her, at her current rate. In her most recent Red Lion ‘hunt’,  to Oxfordshire, Cathy took in 16 pubs over a weekend – despite heavy snow around some of the more rural sites.  She says, “It’s good to reach the midway point and feel that I’m getting closer to my final Red Lion. “It has been the most amazing experience, taking me to parts of the country I’d never have visited otherwise and connecting me with some fantastic people.  I’ve got some wonderful memories  – and I’m looking forward to collecting more from the next 300 or so visits to Red Lions.” Cathy’s …

Dea Latis welcomes pub-loving Cathy

Dea Latis, the industry beer and women forum, has welcomed a pub enthusiast into its fold. Cathy Price, who is on a mission to visit every Red Lion pub in the country, has been made an honorary Dea Latis member in recognition of her unique contribution to the group’s aim of ‘bringing beer to women’. Cathy’s pub pilgrimage began in April last year after a visit to a Red Lion in Hawkshead, Cumbria. To date, she has visited 135 of the estimated Red Lions in the countryand is expecting the challenge to take until 2014 to complete. Cathy orders a beer – preferably local ale –  in every pub she visits, having been ‘converted’ by Dea Latis members from her previous tipple of red wine. Unsurprisingly, Cathy’s ambitious pub crawl creates interest wherever she goes and she has been interviewed countless times by local press and radio stations. She has written about all her visits and is planning to put them in a book. “It’s been the most amazing experience,” she says. “There’s something unique …