The Red Lion is the village pub in Litton, near Tideswell. It is a traditional stone building nestling on the village green offering a choice of cosy corners off a central passageway with a fireplace at the heart of the pub. The pub’s role as the village local has been recognised by Derbyshire Dales Council by listing it as an Asset of Community Value. The pub dates back to 1787 when it was converted from three miners’ cottages and, as with many good country pubs, there is a pub dog – Humphrey, a black Labrador. The pub also offers bed and breakfast accommodation with two rooms available upstairs if you want to use the pub as a base for a few days visiting the Peak District. The pub kitchen is open with the chef serving fresh food every day – Sunday 12-8pm, Monday-Thursday 12-3pm and 6-9pm, then Friday and Saturday 12-9pm. The Red Lion isn’t a big pub so it is advisable to book a table in advance if you plan to eat. On the bar there are four real ales offered including two regular LocAles – Abbeydale Absolution and Peak Ales Bakewell Best Bitter – and two changing guests. The beer quality is Cask Marque accredited and you can find out what beers are currently available and which are coming soon by visiting the pub’s website – theredlionlitton.co.uk. We will be running a minibus trip out to the Red Lion to present the award certificate; the date will be announced soon once the arrangements have been made.