The Red Lion Inn
“Village inn in trusted hands for many years”
An old gabled, thatched, coaching inn of mellow ironstone standing beside the pretty main street just a stone’s throw from Crick’s ancient church. Exposed beams, low ceilings and open fires characterise this village free-house, family-run for over 35 years. Local beers plus those from Adnams are available here, with classic pub meals the order of the day. Faggots in onion gravy; breaded haddock, chips and peas; lasagne, hash browns and salad; mushroom and pepper Stroganoff give an idea of the dishes on offer. A children’s menu is available or they can eat smaller portions of the dishes on the main menu.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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