Historic pub returns after £2.6m revamp

Beer garden at the new refurbushed Red Lion
Beer garden at the new refurbushed Red Lion

One of South Yorkshire’s most historic pubs will roar back into life tomorrow after a major refurbishment.

The Red Lion in Doncaster, birthplace of the St Leger, will reopen after a £2.6 million redevelopment

A total of 50 jobs have been created at the new-look pub and hotel.

The Market Place pub was closed for five months while work took place with new furniture, carpets, fixtures and fittings introduced.

A conservatory style extension has been added leading into a new large beer garden while here is now a 14-bedroom hotel on the first and second floor of the building.

Each of the rooms features an en suite bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, flat-screen television with Freeview and free Wi-Fi as well as digital air-conditioning.

Manager Ollie Teal said: “The pub looks fantastic, totally unrecognisable from the old place, and we are thrilled with the refurbishment. The new hotel is also a wonderful addition and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Doncaster community. We look forward to welcoming guests to The Red Lion.”