Red Lion2 Castelnau
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A large Victorian landmark pub located at the entrance to the Wetland Centre. Built in 1830s and underwent a major refurbishment in 2017. There is a spacious wood paneled comfortable rear room, featuring a large coloured mosaic central domed ceiling light, leaded stained glass windows, and a large fireplace. Outside is a covered patio and beyond this a large artificial grass garden with plenty of seating that includes a children's fenced play area. A garden bar is open on busy summer days or as demand requires. There is also extensive outside seating around the side and front of the pub that includes two cosy 4-seat heated cabins. Food is available from a varied, modern menu. The pub is renowned for its annual Great Sausage Roll Bake Off competition. A live cooking event where around 20 professional chefs take their turns to create, roll and bake their own take on the Sausage Roll. Master cellar-man accredited Fuller's House.
First registered as a public house known as 'The Strugglers' in 1718 but was destroyed by fire in 1835 and rebuilt in its present form along with the change of name. In recent times it was a hotel and a free house until 1978 when it was acquired by Fuller's.