was First introduced to the Lion Inn - a long time ago one Easter - early 1980's I think... Camped in the field out the back asking for permission first of course. Collected our water through the kitchen window !!
never asked for a penny for camping - but we made up for it in drinking all the Real Ale, ok not all but lots!!
Years later of course, it was sensible to charge for the privilege - now it has been taken away - rightly so - although again the majority were probably not abusing the back garden camping facilities...
I had my stag weekend there in October 1995 and I stayed the night.
Sadly I don't get there as much as I use to - once a year on average...
Can I ask are you a free house - as you always have Theakstons Beers on - no issues with that. Peculier always good - would be great to see some Black Sheep or other local brews there as well Cropton Brewery for example, as guest perhaps.
Hope to see the Lion Inn again in 2008
regards to all - owners, landlord landlady, proprieters, customers...
Yes we are a free house, but have enjoyed a loyal association with Theakstons for over 25 years. We always have at least 7 real ales on the bar including a range of guest ales that we change once a month or so, unfortunately we don't have room on our bar for anymore pumps, so a permanent addition to our range is difficult!