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The Lion Sleeps....

Sometimes, you come across a lovely, quiet, even sleepy pub, where even the indian-rope-trick candelabras can’t provide enough 'off the wall’ (or should that be off the ceiling) content for a blog.  When that happens you’ve got to think of something else.... join in with this impromptu version of a blog post for The Red Lion, Milford on Sea, to the tune of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’...
...and if you need any help here's Jay Segal and The Tokens *- still belting it out...

In the village, the seaside village
The lion sleeps tonight
In the village, the quiet village
The lion sleeps tonight – ho, ho!
Weeheeheehee, dee heeheeheehee, weeoh aweem away
(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)
(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)
Weeheeheehee dee heeheeheehee weeoh aweem away
(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)
(A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh)
It’s in the Beer Guide, the CAMRA Beer Guide
Since nineteen ninety…

Smalls in the Wash

Could Milford on Sea be in a spin following the opening of a new micro pub?...

Hooray for Horatio...

'And loudly roared the earthly thunder along the river Nile,
And the British ship Orion went into action in splendid style;
Also Nelson's ship Vanguard bore down on the foe,
With six flags flying from her rigging high and low.'
from ‘The Battle of the Nile' by William Topaz McGonagall
 Records suggest that the Lord Nelson in Hythe, Hampshire, first became a pub around 1800, previously being two cottages.  This was just after the famous victory against the French in the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and so the new pub was named after Horatio the naval hero.
It seems to have kept the Lord Nelson name ever since.
 This pub is on the CAMRA list of heritage interiors and is grade II listed.  Except for it’s  modern large rear extension, which virtually doubles its size, the three original rooms each served by a bar, retain its original layout.
The best room is the tiny snug called The Poop Deck - very 'old nautical’ with wood panelling and glazed screens....
Unfortunately i…

The Lions of Southwick Part II - The Red Lion

Leaving the Golden Lion we wandered down Southwick’s quiet High Street in the late winter sunshine, in search of the second of its lions, The Red Lion.....