The pub-lover who visited every Red Lion in the country now has another one to tick off her list.

Cathy Price famously went to every Red Lion in the country – that's 656 different pubs – over a four year period.

She wrote a book about her experiences and was awarded with the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group Beer Drinker of the Year award in 2016.

The latest one was a little less of an epic journey for Preston-based Cathy. She opened the new Red Lion pub at The Blackpool Tower, and even found a beer on the taps – The Red Lioness – dedicated to her.

She said: "It's fantastic news that The Blackpool Tower has opened a Red Lion pub. It is great to have one so close to home.

"And to have a beer named after me too is just amazing! This is a first! I'll be telling all my friends that they need to swing by and have a drink here."



She added that it was great to see a new Red Lion as many that she visited have now closed their doors.

"When I set off in 2011 there were 720 Red Lions but when I finished there were 656 and more have closed since.

"So it's really good news to see a new one is opening in a traditional way. There is a lot of history of Red Lions."

Kenny Mew, general manager at The Blackpool Tower, said: "There used to be a Red Lion in The Blackpool Tower many years ago and we decided to bring it back, because they are so important to British heritage.

"It is family friendly and somewhere to relax while enjoying our seven attractions, The Blackpool Tower Eye, Ballroom, Circus, Dungeon, Jungle Jim's and brand new Dino Golf."