Red Lion supports the R.N.L.I
Commemorative Picture takes pride of Place!!
The first signed photograph from the Weymouth Lifeboat Crew was framed and hung from the rum barrel wall in the pub. Each year a photo will be signed by the crew, framed and hung in the Red Lion to commemorate the ‘Red Lion Life Boat Day’ which is held every November in honour of the brave crew and the pubs attachment to the Weymouth Lifeboat historically!!
It is a tradition to present the money raised over the year by the sales of our very own lifeboat bitter!! So if you want to help the RNLI buy a pint when you are in and have a look at the many pictures around the pub.
There is a lot of loyalty and history between the Red Lion Pub and the Weymouth lifeboat and the brave lifeboat men who serve on her. When you visit the pub you will see old pictures of the crews and the life boats that have served over the years. As the proprietors of the Red Lion we are very proud of the history and know that this is an important pub to lifeboat crews past and present….it is their pub and it carries a lot of their famous history. In honour of this connection Lifeboat Ale has been brewed and put on the bar for everyone to enjoy. For every pint we sell 10p will go to the R.N.L.I and we will present the ‘cheque’ annually on what will be known as ‘Red Lion Lifeboat day’!!
More details will follow on what we hope will become a legendary day of recognition for the lifesaving efforts of our crew.
Lifeboat bitter is a light hoppy beer, easy to drink and not too strong…so ‘sea legs’ aren’t necessary!!! Come in and enjoy a pint and support the R.N.L.I!!!
Weymouth Lifeboat for all to see.
If you turn left out of the Red Lion and head towards the harbour then go right and follow the pathway with the harbour on your left and you will arrive at the Lifeboat mooring. We can’t always guarantee it will be there as it may well be out at sea saving someone!!
The Weymouth Yacht Club is situated close by too and there is an RNLI gift shop which has great gifts
for all the family which all help raise money for the lifeboat.
The views down the harbour are lovely and the lifeboat sits quite majestically as other boats pass by on their way in or out of this natural harbour.
Come and see it for yourselves and then return to the Red Lion for a pint of cask ale and some crispy Whitebait.
RNLI day at the Red Lion!!
It will come to be known as ‘Lifeboat day’ here at the Red Lion!!! 20 or so members of the Weymouth Life Boat came to the Red Lion for a drink (for some it may have been a couple!) and some nibbles. The occasion was the
presentation of a cheque from the Red Lion to the Weymouth RNLI for £400.00. While some of you may think this is not a huge amount it was purely the money raised from the sale of our house beer ‘Life Boat Bitter’ where 10p a
pint is collected for the RNLI.
The readers good at maths will realise since February 2012 when we opened our newly restored pub we have sold 4000 pints and when you think of the popularity of beers such as Doom Bar and Jurassic here at the Red Lion this truly is a good ‘score’ for the lifeboat and Lifeboat Bitter too.
Andy the Coxswain picked up the cheque on behalf of the crew and this for us, here at the Red Lion, marked the close link between the pub and the lifeboat crew here in Weymouth. A photo will be framed each year and hung in
the pub to mark ‘Life Boat’ Day at the Red Lion. Every November we will celebrate with the crew and ensure more and more pints of Life Boat bitter are sold to help these volunteers.
Landlord Brian was on hand to present the cheque after owner Tim made a short speech thanking the crew for supporting the pub and most importantly for the work they do. So next year come down to the Red Lion and applaud the crew and share a few anecdotes and a rum or two.