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Panto alive and well in Exbourne!

December 29th 2010: Oh yes it was (and if you missed it, then you missed a real treat!) For not just one night but two this week the Red Lion was filled with excited punters as Village Idiot Productions presented their version of Cinderella. With Exbourne-centric updates included of course the players kept a packed house entertained in the traditional way. Even songs made it into this production, which never lacked verve and humour and certainly scored from the points of view of the set (yes, scenery!) costumes and makeup. A surprise visitor was Morris Elsworth, Chairman of the North Devon Branch of CAMRA. who travelled all the way from Lifton (with chauffeuse) to check out the 8 or so beers Nick had in place for the Red Lion beer festival (all proceeds to Primary School and Air Ambulance). Morris, not expecting a floor show as well as excellent beers, was impressed enough to make a short speech saying how the Red Lion is exactly what a good village pub should be these days. (BTW The Red Lion recently made it into CAMRA's Real Ale guide, which can only be done on merit). Morris is Mumming in South Zeal and elsewhere this weekend.

I always eat at the Red Lion ... doesn't everyone?




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