I needed a place to meet an old friend after many years-- that implied something good to drink, good food, and a reasonably quiet atmosphere. The Red Lion was perfect, because it was also an old friend -- I hadn't been there either for many years, and certainly not since the old version (with all its fabled ghosts) was torn down and replaced a few years ago. So I was a little stoked to see if it retained some the old charm that I fondly remembered from the 90s. It definitely did, but it also offered better food choices for the light meal we both wanted, and the same kind of pubby decor that I remembered. They had some good hard ciders choices to, which I always hope for these days. Finally, I very much appreciated that the Lion was very quiet and calm on the Monday night when we met. I imagine it gets much busier later in the week, but it was perfect for our purposes that night. As cliché as it sounds, I'll definitely be back.