Phil Vickery is pulling pints at the Pink Lion

THE Golden Lion pub in Mayfair has been transformed this week by Thomas Pink, the official outfitters of the British & Irish Lion’s 125th anniversary tour to Australia.

The newly-named Pink Lion has not only had a rosy-coloured makeover for the week, but is displaying the official tour stash. Not your typical rugby shirts and hoodie gear but velvet smoking jackets and vintage print merino wool scarves.

Special guest pub landlord for the week is new Lions head coach Warren Gatland and ex-England international Lewis Moody. And The Capitalist spied former England Captain Phil Vickery sharing a Lion’s tale with Citi trader and ex-England player Josh Lewsey on Tuesday night. Lion giant Martin Bayfield was also on hand to pull pints but admitted, despite being a fan of the new jackets, he was only wearing the tie, socks and cufflinks because: “Nothing else fits!” Little surprise when you wear size Hagrid.

Tonight is the last night of pink-themed rugby shenanigans. To reserve a place this evening visit pinkunbuttoned.com