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The Lion & Key

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48 High Street
Hull
HU1 1QE
Phone: 01482225212
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Lion & Key

Old Town alehouse in a building with a narrow frontage, with a traditional-style interior crammed full of bits and pieces but notably the vast array of pump clips / beer mats on the ceiling and an imposing bar-back. Excellent selection of 14 real ales on handpump, from near and afar, but I risked a Kissing with Confidence from Revolution (£1.70, half) which was in good form. As with several other nearby establishments it is not as authentic as it appears, but definitely worth a visit in any case.

On 17th April 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Lion & Key

Ex Irish pub, full of crap inside and possibly the most amount of mounted pump clips on the ceiling I've ever seen. What else was there…a jumbo cart wheel on ceiling, a lovely bar back with Edwardian style ‘Direct Importers, Tinned Fruit and Choice Preserves’ signage and a Flavor Flav jumbo clock on a chain. To the rear is a patio with awning. 16 pumps, I gave up writing down what was on each one, suffice to say it wasn’t exactly Doom Bar or GK IPA stuff. Having heard that there was an in-house brewery (Cat Head) I decided to try their mild and it was a horrific phenol brew, more like Cat Piss. Hastily switched over to beer brewed by people with tastebuds and got a Great Heck Dave, much better and in very good nick. The dreadful homebrews aside, this was an interesting place with plenty to see and plenty to drink, so is worth a visit for that alone.

On 12th April 2016 - rating: 8
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moby duck left this review about The Lion and Key

The good pubs on our crawl were beginning to come thick and fast, and this one was no exception, 16 handpumps with only a couple offline was a sight for sore eyes and the numerous pump clips covering the ceiling and underside of the staircase were testament to a great ale philosophy here. It has a good real pub feel about it here and is a must visit in Hull.

On 21st March 2016 - rating: 8
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17th Apr 2016, 12:41
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
12th Apr 2016, 21:30
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 April 2016 by Quinno _
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