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Red Lion, Grantchester

History of the Red Lion Grantchester

1777:  Axe and Saw

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19th cent pub owned by Banks and Taylor which had tea garden and bowling green

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1936: current Red Lion built (designed for Greene King by the architect Basil Oliver, who also designed the Portland Arms in Cambridge)

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1941:

Jack Overhill records in his diary 23rd June:

While at the Red Lion at Grantchester, we joined the crowd listening to Churchill’s broadcast on the war situation; he surprised me by saying we were going all out to help Russia.

Grantchester Pubs

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