Thomas Pink to host a rugby extravaganza at ‘The Pink Lion’ pub on Parsons Green

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On Saturday May 18th Thomas Pink will be transforming the popular White Horse pub in Parsons Green into The Pink Lion for a Lions Tour celebration. The rugby extravaganza will be a great day out for all the family and include speeches from this year’s Lions Squad and the chance to play a game of touch rugby with Matt Dawson. An authentic Australian BBQ will also be served by Phil Vickery.

The pop-up venue will be a mecca for rugby fans, featuring Astroturf bars, screenings of previous Lions Tours, Pink umbrellas and specially brewed Pink Pints. The festivities will begin at 12.30pm with a special touch rugby session for budding young rugby players aged 11-14 years. Question of Sport host and British & Irish Lions veteran, Matt Dawson will be using his expertise to guide the boys through a fun and interactive training session with the help of VIP guest Lions of the 2013 squad in their final public appearance before going on Tour.

Lions legend and Celebrity Masterchef champion Phil Vickery will be donning his Chef’s hat and apron to man the barbeque throughout the afternoon. Make sure you get in line to try one of his scrumptious Kangaroo burgers which can be washed down with one of our Pink Pints or a glass of Pink rosé as part of a complimentary wine tasting session.

The White Horse pub in Parsons Green will become The Pink Lion for a Lions Tour celebration

The White Horse pub in Parsons Green will become The Pink Lion for a Lions Tour celebration

Guests will also have the chance to meet five members of this year’s Lions squad. Players from around the UK and Ireland will gather inside The Pink Lion pub for ‘The Lions tales’ where they will share rugby anecdotes and dressing-room stories as well as answering questions about this year’s tour to Australia. The Q&A with our special guests will culminate in the screening of the Heineken Cup Final build-up at 4.30pm.

As the Official Outfitter for the team’s 125th Year anniversary Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink has created an exclusive Lions Collection which will be available to purchase inside the venue at The Pink Lion pop-up shop. Fans can get their hands on signature items including a velvet smoking jacket, vintage print merino wool and silk scarf, gold plated cufflinks, socks, ties and boxers.

The Pink Lion will be open to everyone on the 18th May only. For more information and to reserve a place in the touch rugby session, please visit

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