Old Red Lion boasts a friendly environment, with an eclectic mix of a sporty crowd, foremost football. Sunderland and Norwich fans in particular are very welcome (our owner is a big Canary!). We're a family pub and it shows. Old Red LIon's setting is very relaxed and we have a famous fringe theatre upstairs; reflecting a diverse mix of patrons.
Our staff will always do whatever they can to accommodate the customers so just ask and we'll be happy to help.
Old Red Lion traces its roots back to 1415.
According to modern accounts of the history of the Old Red Lion the business is said to have been founded in 1415. We have identified several sources and the claim goes back over a period of many years. According to one source writing in 1937 the Old Red Lion is thought to be the oldest public-house in London ‘with the possible exception of Whitehead’s in Bishopsgate and the Tabard.’ It also states that the "White Hart" in Drury Lane and the "Hoops and Grapes" in Aldgate also stake a claim.
Further historical details can be found at: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/history.html