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Britain Has Over 600 Red Lion Pubs...What is a Red Lion?

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The other day on Coronation Street, the long running popular British soap, it was said that 'Britain has over 600 Red Lion pubs and who has ever seen a red lion?"

Well this got me to thinking what the heck is a red lion? The Scottish symbol? No it turns out and this site explains what it really stems from...

The inn-significance of the Red Lion | ZythophileDec 5, 2007 ... Here's what the ISS says about the Red Lion, often claimed to be the commonest pub name in Britain (though at around 650 examples it is ...
zythophile.wordpress.com/.../the-inn-significance-of-the-red-lion/

HOW MANY RED LION PUBS HAVE YOU BEEN IN/

I wonder if this is the msot common pub name in Britain?

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