A BEER-LOVING couple have completed their challenge of visiting every pub in the UK named the Red Lion.

Kayleigh Snell, 30, and Paul Tyack, 31, both from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, made Cricklade’s award-winning inn one of their first stops.

They have spent two-and-a-half years, covered 20,500 miles and raised more than £1,800 for charity on their epic pub crawl.

After the mission ended last Friday, they will now be donating the money to Pulmonary Hypertension UK, a lung disease that Paul’s seven-year-old niece Emily suffers from.

But they have received an invitation to return to the Red Lion Inn at Cricklade, which was 44 on their list of more than 600 pubs.

The couple, who try and visit eight pubs a day, wrote on Facebook: “After a rather up and down day, things improved at Cricklade.

“They had their own brewery out the back, Hop Kettle, and served three different Hop Kettle ales.”

The quest started in September 2015 after Kayleigh and Paul dropped into the Red Lion in Northmoor and finished last Friday at the Red Lion at Boldre, Hampshire.

They have now visited all 632 licensed premises with the most popular pub name in Britain.

Miss Snell said: “It’s been amazing. We’ve been to so many places and met so many interesting people and everyone’s been really generous.”

The Red Lion is Britain’s most popular pub name, ahead of the Crown and then the Royal Oak.

Owner Tom Gee said: “I remember the couple coming in and we would love to have them back here to enjoy the micro-brewery again.”