We are Staffordshire's Pub Of The Year!

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Ryan Gail winning Staffordshire Pub of the Year

The National Pub & Bar Awards showcases the UK’s finest pubs and bars on a national scale and awards are given to the best venues in 94 counties across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Red Lion in Newborough was announced as the Best Pub & Bar in Staffordshire in July and managers Ryan and Gail Wheeldon picked up the prestigious award at the ceremony in London on 6th September.

Often described as a “hidden gem”, The Red Lion in Newborough is a traditional style country pub where good food, great service, excellent value and a very warm welcome are guaranteed. The pub is very popular with locals and attracts many groups such as the local cricket club, parish council and shoots, as well as attracting more and more diners from outside the area.

The food at The Red Lion is a modern twist on classic homemade pub food, but also with some experimental dishes. The locals love the rotisserie style chicken and the steaks sourced from the local butchers. The pub offers a wide range of drinks including real ales, craft IPAs, gins and a cocktail menu.

The pub is rated 4.5 out of 5 for food, service, value and atmosphere on TripAdvisor and is listed 4th out of 124 restaurants in Burton upon Trent. The pub is rated 5 out of 5 on Facebook with 116 reviews.

Husband and wife, Ryan and Gail Wheeldon manage the pub and commented: “We are beyond thrilled to have won this prestigious award. It really means so much to us and The Red Lion team that we can celebrate this massive achievement and look forward to a positive future.

“We entered the awards before the pandemic and we had lots of plans to develop the pub with themed evenings and events and become more involved with the local community. However, this all changed with the lockdown and we focused instead on helping the community by opening a village shop and takeaway service.

We then repainted the exterior of the pub and upgraded our garden and outside dining areas so that our customers could feel safer in returning to the pub when we reopened.”

Visit The Red Lion in Newborough and find out for yourself why it is the Best Pub in Staffordshire.

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