Cathy’s Red Lion pub crawl brings her to West Sussex

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Ashington - picture submitted
Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Ashington - picture submitted
  • Cathy Price has visited nearly 600 Red Lion pubs so far
  • Turners Hill, Handcross and Ashington are some of those she’s visited
  • She is yet to call at Gatwick Airport and Slinfold

A woman, who is aiming to visit all the Red Lion pubs in the UK, has made her way down to the ones in the Horsham District and Mid Sussex and plans to make Gatwick Airport her 600th stop.

Four years ago Cathy Price, from Lancashire, started her mission to visit all 630 pubs and has now reached number 589.

Last month the 56-year-old made the Red Lion in Ashington the 550th she has visited, calling it a ‘wonderful place’ on her Facebook page.

She also has also visited the ones in Turners Hill, Chelwood Gate and Handcross and will be paying a call to the Red Lyon in Slinfold before going to Gatwick Airport North Terminal.

Personal trainer Cathy told County Times sister paper the Lancashire Evening Post said: “I will be reaching the mammoth milestone of 600 soon and will celebrate this at the Red Lion, Gatwick Airport North Terminal in the first week of May - from then it is countdown until the quest is complete.

“My final Red Lion will be at Northmoor, Oxford, which has been a community-owned pub for almost a year.”

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Chelwood Gate - picture submitted

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Chelwood Gate - picture submitted

She added: “Eighty per cent of my Red Lions have been only metres away from a church. I have seen some amazing old churches, in fact many Red Lions were built specially to house the building materials and builders while the church was been built .

“Many started out as morgues or blacksmiths, lots even claim to be haunted.

“I have stayed overnight in Red Lions, dined, lunched and had breakfast in Red Lions, watched live bands, danced and even done karaoke in Red Lions.

“I have played games of pool, frustration, Aunt Sally, Bullring, darts and skittles in Red Lions.

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Handcross - picture submitted

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Handcross - picture submitted

“And I have drunk wine, champagne, real ales, cider, coffee, coke, water and often prosecco in Red Lions.”

Follow her travels on her Facebook page Cathy’s Crazy Red Lion Pub Crawl

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Turners Hill - picture submitted

Cathy Price has spent the past four years visiting every Red Lion Pub in the British Isles, plus 10 others abroad. Pictured at the Red Lion in Turners Hill - picture submitted