Strangely, given Singapore's British history and large British expatriate community, if you asked anyone up until 2018, British or local, where Singapore's best British pub is, they wouldn't have had an answer readily available.
Until now that is. The Red Lion is a neighbourhood British bar catering to - and, from what we hear, welcomed by - the Balmoral/Bukit Timah Road community, built from scratch by 4 long-term resident Brits (3 married to Singaporeans) who saw the opportunity to introduce this cozy, smart and clean venue 400m from Newton MRT (Downtown Line Exit C). Beautifully fitted out in chestnut facade, the bar has various 'pod' areas such as its inside/outside window bar with stools either side and, to give it local flavour, its 70 year old feature Peranakan Banquette Chair. We are also happy that we are the local area's TV sport viewing venue on weekends.