Dating from the 17th century, the Red Lion was by all accounts a small inn. In fact, so small that it had no actual serving bar – beer had to be brought up from the cellar in jugs. It was very cosy, with a saloon room on the left, a public bar on the right and a passage-way between the two, but never too busy. Back in the ‘40s, this was a regular stopping off point for Sunday cyclists, and a games room was added later on to attract more custom. But unfortunately to no avail. The Red Lion poured its last pint in 1961 … and became The Noggins.