Join Lions Legends at ‘The Pink Lion’ in London

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Calling all rugby fans – you are invited to join a host of Lion legends including Martin Bayfield, Phil Vickery and Matt Dawson at The Pink Lion, for a week of rugby fuelled entertainment as Thomas Pink unveils it’s British & Irish Lions Collection as the new Official Outfitters for the iconic rugby team.

Ever fancied a Vickery ‘vol au vent’, a pint poured by Martin Bayfield or a chance to pitch your sports trivia against Matt Dawson? Well get your scrum caps at the ready for some midweek revelry with all the rugby greats at The Pink Lion, London.

For one week only, Thomas Pink will be turning The Golden Lion on King Street, London, into The Pink Lion, to celebrate the launch of it’s British & Irish Lions collection. The venue which has been renamed The Pink Lion, will be transformed into a mecca for stylish rugby fans featuring a stellar line-up of evening entertainment, open to all.

Kicking off the celebrations on October 30th, new Lions head coach Warren Gatland will make a special guest appearance as pub landlord, where he will be serving pink pints behind the bar before unveiling the new Thomas Pink Lions Collection.

On October 31st, Matt Dawson is hosting ‘The Pink Lion Question of Sport’, and the public can apply to enter a team via the Thomas Pink blog. Each team will be given a famous sports personality as a ringer.

On 1st November, there is ‘The Pink Lion Lock In, at which former Lions players will gather to tell anecdotes and dressing room stories over a pint or two.

Then on 2nd November, there will be ‘Pink Lion TV’, with screenings of famous Lions matches, such as the 1997 series win over the Springboks, or the incredible first test against Australia in 2001.

Following his success on Celebrity Masterchef, former England Rugby Captain, Phil Vickery has created a special menu to celebrate the collaboration. Fans will be invited to tuck into signature dishes inspired by the UK and Ireland such as cockle and bacon tartlets, colcannon and sausages or mini Yorkshire puddings with rare beef, horseradish & watercress. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the rugby legend donning his chequered apron from the kitchen.

As the Official Outfitter for the team’s 125th anniversary Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink has created an exclusive menswear Collection which is now available to the public. Signature items include a velvet smoking jacket, vintage print merino wool and silk scarf as well as stocking fillers such as gold plated cufflinks, socks, ties and boxers.

The Lions Collection by Thomas Pink will be available to purchase across all Thomas Pink stores,, and select John Lewis stores and online from October 8th 2012. For more information on The Pink Lion, please visit

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