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Red Lion - No room at the inn

I have been asked to point out that the Red Lion no longer offers any bed and breakfast accommodation.

The pub is owned by the Green King group and since 2008, when Kirsty Ayre became the current landlady, bed and breakfast accommodation has ceased.

There was always a problem of access to and from the upstairs bedrooms outside normal opening hours. This resulted in the guests being "locked in" once the bars had closed at night and made walking around the stone circle at night impossible. Numerous attempts were made to exit the building at night via the rear fire escape, resulting in the fire alarms being triggered and the building being evacuated.

An alternative access and refurbishment survey of the accommodation was carried out by the brewery but was found to be prohibitively expensive and also reduced the landlord/landlady's accommodation by a half. As this problem is unlikely to be resolved in the near future, it would be safe to assume that any bed and breakfast accommodation can be ruled out completely.

Kirsty regrets this but is only the tenant of the establishment and any comments should be directed at Green King who own the property.

All the other eating and drinking facilities are unaffected and the pub continues to be open daily from 11am till 11pm

Chance Posted by Chance
10th April 2010ce

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