Open all day
This pub was built on the eve of the second world war and has a very 1940's feel and look to it.
Situated right on the fork of the road towards Atherstone it is not an imposing building and has a freehouse sign outside as it has been acquired by the Lord Nelson Inn in Ansley. As such it has a guest beer policy (though this really amounts to a Tunnel Beer which is brewed in the grounds of the Lord Nelson). All beers were well kept.
It also does food and the Churchill and Monty's restaurants (air conditioned) have recently been enlarged to cope with demand. Food is wholesome and has some non-traditional twists too (plenty of Boar this and that on offer). The restaurant can get busy so come early. If you have to wait there are traditional pub games to be played. There are vegetarian options, but they are not as adventurous as the meat options. Look out for the special 'fresh' fish evenings on Tuesdays. On Sunday there is traditional Sunday lunch served.
Also look out for the stained glass in the doors and the model aeroplanes along with the war memorabilia dotted about. The public bar also remains intact and you can play pool here or watch TV.
For the summer there is an outside drinking area.
You can also book a function here for up to 150 people.
Accommodation here but also try: Old Red Lion, 99 Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1BB. 10 km from the centre of Atherstone, price £30-£45 en-suite.
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