Red Lion, Stockport Road, Cheadle. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.
The Red Lion is another mainly food-orientated pub, but one which has good ale and is welcoming to the discerning drinker. With big log fires and cosy little alcoves, this strikes you as a very much a winter session pub, but one which in reality you would probably get bored at before too long. The beer was usual Robinson's, all of which were in good form, although we did try the mild as the bitter we were all about to have just chose that moment to run out after the first pint was poured. As time was of the essence as we had two more pubs to visit, this seemed the best available option.
Red Lion, Stockport Road, Cheadle. (c) deltrems at flickr.
This pub is another that has clearly set its stall out to pick up the daytime and early evening diners, and only the older more distinguished type drinker in the evening. In the past the Red Lion has tried to attract the young boozer and disco crowd, but as is always the case with this type of customer, the novelty of the pub wears off, and they move onto pastures new. A new target punter was clearly required and it seems to have succeeded in attracting them as it is steadily busy all week.