Records are sparse on the Red Lion. It is believed to have been located somewhere in Newerne Street. The Red Lion is not mentioned in the 1891 Gloucestershire licensing book, which indicates closure towards the last few decades of the 19th century. Thomas Curtis was the landlord in 1879, and in 1881 Thomas Wellington, then aged 36, was both a pub landlord and an engine driver, which seems in retrospect to be a very nice way to earn a living.

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