There’s a full size regal throne you can sit on at The Red Lion Betchworth

June 24, 2018
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There is a fully carved regal wooden throne sat at the back of the Red Lion in Betchworth that’s got dads and the local Pilgrims cricket club chairman very excited.

The small village pub has managed to keep its Jamaican designed furniture masterpiece reasonably quiet until now, but you might want to book the royal table quick if you want to sit in it as the pub owner says that it’s quite a hit with the dads.

Owner of Time Well Spent, Marc Jones, 45, said: “When my wife and I bought the White Hart in Chipstead and were doing it up, there happened to be this corner that you couldn’t really see from the bar and in order to make it a feature I bought the chair.

“My wife and I fell in love in a red room so it seemed like a good idea to do the area full on deep red.

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“We painted the room and had the throne ordered in while we were building the place up, then we called the room the birthday room and everyone loved it.”

Since 2004 the throne has been travelling around Surrey. You might have seen it in your local pub too.

Marc continued: “When we sold the White Hart in 2004 to go to the Plough and Attic in Rusper for the first time around I took the chair with me. Then when we sold The Plough in 2008 they insisted they keep the chair.

The throne at The Red Lion, Betchworth
(Image: Sean Aiden)

“The chair was still there when I bought The Plough again two years later.

“Since then I took it to the Black Horse and The Sportsman when I was there. Now it’s the most popular chair with the dads at The Red Lion, they always ring up to book the throne table!”

You can book the throne for a meal yourself by ringing the Red Lion on 01737 843336.

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/theres-full-size-regal-throne-14814064


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