Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lunch at the Red Lion

By Belinda

Our last day in Alvechurch before returning home to Canada, was Thursday, March 20 and Susan and I went for lunch at the historic Red Lion. Although there have been many changes over the years; since the row of cottages that stood on the site in the 1700's, where landowners came to discuss the keeping law and order before the police existed, it has been a village gathering place.

We were enveloped in an atmosphere of quiet and hospitality, as small groups of villagers and visitors sat at tables around us enjoying an afternoon meal or pint. On the walls hung many  photos of old Alvechurch, not so different from Alvechurch of today.

The hard part was choosing from a menu full of tempting meals.

Our selections were made and all we had to do was wait!

Susan chose the Beef, Mushroom and Ale Pie

I chose the Carrot and Nut Wellington. Both were DELICIOUS!!!

The Red Lion--we highly recommend a visit!

1 comment:

Dave Hingsburger said...

When we drove by the Red Lion a few years ago it LOOKED inviting. Unfortunately we didn't have time to stop. Giving your Veggie Wellington, we've put a stop there on our 'must' list for when we are over there later this year. Think Rob would join us for a pint?