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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with rpadam on the Pub Forum

The Lion Inn, Nottingham

44 Mosley Street
New Basford
Postal town: Nottingham
Phone: 01159703506

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Alex Conway left this review about The Lion Inn

This pub is living proof that no matter what area you operate in, if you can do the basics right and create a good atmosphere with good drinks then people will come. The lion is a Pub people company pub set in the back streets of New Basford close to Hyson green and Forest Fields in a less desirable area of the city were many pubs have closed down (especially Hyson green where there is now only one a single pub left). But as mentioned gets extremely busy on all nights of the week because of its constant entertainment and drinks selection. There is a central round island bar dispensing eleven cask ales with harvest pale (£3.05) being permanent and the rest constantly changing. The beer is always well kept here and on my last visit the Shipstons bitter (£3.20) was in excellent condition as was the oakham Bishops Farewell (£3.35) and Totally Brewed Crazy Like a Fox. Live music a couple of times a week as well as quiz night and darts teams make this a real community pub and a destination for people (such as myself) to venture to from all corners of the city. It also has a great beer garden with lots of grass and seating that plays host to numerous beer and music festivals throughout the year. The best pub in the area and defiantly one to seek out.

On 17th October 2016 - rating: 8
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A B left this review about The Lion Inn

Great pub, one of the best ranges of beers I have seen in a pub in the UK. When I visited it had 8 cask ales all in good nick, including beers from Thornbridge, Blue Monkey, Castle Rock and Nottingham Brewery, AND a craft beer bar with 4 UK keg beers including a Brewdog Punk and a fantastic pint of Jaipur, AND a cider bar with 8 different ciders.
Definitely worth the tram ride out of the city centre for.

On 21st December 2012 - rating: 10
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Lion Inn

A large pub this one with a beer garden and lawn being about half an acre, so parents could enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the kids let off steam. There were six ales on handpump plus a few ciders. The downside was the two young bar staff on our visit, didn't really seem interested in the customer or what they were doing, sort of punching in the time. A smile and a welcome goes a long way when you get it. This wasn't the case and the pub wasn't too busy. I asked for a pint of Nottingham Brewery Sir Blondeville 1194, which was advertised straight in front of us and she started to pour Castle Rock Brewery. Wasn't happy when told it was the wrong Brewery. Still I would return.

On 29th June 2012 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Lion Inn

The Lion Inn is a back street pub that was situated quite close to the now closed Shipstones brewery.
When i first went in this pub it had a few small rooms that were fairly basic but nice enough to have a drink in,the pub used to be an Home Ales tied house and there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Home bitter and this was a very nice drink the other beer was Home mild.
This pub is still up and running and it has been altered quite a lot inside,there is now one large L shaped room and there is a very good choice of real ales on the bar,the pub also hosts live bands quite often.
Despite the Batemans signs outside this pub is not a Batemans tied house, it is owned by the Pub People company.
This pub is quite close to the Horse and Groom and wilkinson street tram stop.
This pub is well worth a visit.

Pub first visited 27/11/1982

Photo taken January 1988

On 13th February 2012 - rating: 8
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