|The Red Lion|
|Location||Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, England|
|Inhabitants||John Bates, Bartender (temporarily)|
After glimpsing John one day, Anna mentions this to Mary Crawley, whose then-fiancé Richard Carlisle finds out that Bates is in Yorkshire and where he is working. She then goes to visit him, and they are delighted to see one another again.Lord Grantham speaks to Anna does he learn which pub it is. After he goes to the pub to see Bates, they reconcile, and Lord Grantham convinces him to return to Downton as his valet. Bates soon does, leaving his job at the pub.
|Appearances and Mentions|
|Series 2||Episode 1||Episode 2||Episode 3|
|Episode 4||Episode 5||Episode 6||Episode 7||Episode 8||Christmas Special|