4/23/2024 | Pubs

Christie & Co secure new tenant for iconic Watford FC matchday pub – The Red Lion

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has secured a new tenant for Watford’s iconic matchday pub, The Red Lion.


Located adjacent to Watford Football Club’s Vicarage Road stadium, this well-known pub features a fantastic courtyard with an external kitchen, ample interior seating and a stage for weekly entertainment.

David Wilson, Associate Director in Christie & Co’s Pubs & Restaurants team, who brokered the new lease, comments, “We’re delighted to announce The Red Lion will enjoy a fresh lease of life under new owners who intend to open the business full time to the local community.

“The asking price for this property was met on the day we went to market, so we are delighted to have secured such a quick sale for our client. This is another example of how much demand there is for leasehold opportunities across London and the surrounding areas.”

Previous owner, Jeremy Lai comments, “I had the pleasure of working with David and his team at Christies in the sale of The Red Lion. From the consultation through to the sale, David was proactive in every aspect of the sale, from recommendations to showing people through the property and finally in the exchanging of all necessary documents to assist the buyer through to completion. I can wholeheartedly recommend David to anyone in need of a dedicated and knowledgeable real estate agent and Christies as a reputable firm.”

For further information on this press release, contact:                                                                                       

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

David Wilson, Associate Director – Pubs & Restaurants

P: +44 (0) 7764 241 364

E: david.wilson@christie.com 

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