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Red Lion Pub, Avebury, Wiltshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 51° 25.710 W 001° 51.275
30U E 579629 N 5698099
Quick Description: This is a great example of a thatched roof, on a pub.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/15/2014 10:10:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMN2WZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 2

Long Description:
This thatch-roofed building dates back to the early 1600s. It was a cottage or farmhouse until 1802, when the owners acquired a business licence and converted it to a coaching inn (overnight lodging, with meals).

The business website proclaims the following (quoted from

"The Red Lion is set in the tiny village of Avebury which is three miles in radius and some 2000 years older than Stonehenge! Refurbished Winter 2013 the pub is 400 years old and located at the centre of the stone circle where every six weeks a pagan festival is held. It is in the Top Ten list of most haunted pubs in the country and has been seen on TV as such. The main ghost is that of an old landlady "Florrie" who was killed here by her husband. Ghosts aside, this destination food house is a lovely thatched listed cottage with cobbles and a large mill stone in the car park and low ceilings, beams and traditional wood furniture with a modern twist inside. Food is served from an extensive main menu and specials board, offering a good selection of quality pub fayre with a good range of wines available to complement the experience or a choice of real ales if preferred. The Wadworth brewery is only two miles away! Our clientele are generally tourists and visitors but there is a friendly welcome for anyway wishing to have a drink or dine."

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Roof Type: Roof has Straw covering

Wall Type: Walls are constructed from Stone

Construction Date: 15th Century

Building Rating:

Related web site if known: [Web Link]

Red Lion Pub
High Street
Avebury, Wiltshire United Kingdom

Parking: Not Listed

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