Wolston. Red Lion

The Red Lion in Wolston, showing the two thin cottages that once stood next to it. | Image courtesy of Bob Grainger
The Red Lion in Wolston, showing the two thin cottages that once stood next to it.
Image courtesy of Bob Grainger

The two houses formerly alongside the Red Lion were very thin and long, and had become semi derelict. It is believed that they were pulled down mainly to widen access to the rear of the pub, land previously mainly used for stabling and wide enough for a horse and cart but not for cars. The cottages were demolished to allow vehicle entry to the then new ‘beer garden’ and also to enable provision of a side entry door to the pub from the beer garden.