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The White Lion, Retford

35 West Street
DN22 6ES
Phone: 01777948161

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Will Larter left this review about The White Lion

A back street local just outside the main shopping centre of Retford. Inside it's been opened out into one large room with the bar centrally placed at the back. There's a solid fuel stove, a pool table and a juke box. I'm not sure if the loud music was coming from there but it was seriously loud, with only two or three other people in the room. Three hand pumps on the bar with locally brewed Pheasantry Best Bitter and Double Top Shanghai. My BB was in very good condition, but I can't imagine coming back to this one when the Ship Inn is just around the corner (not to mention the Idle Valley and the Brew Shed).

Date of visit: 24th November 2017

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The White Lion

The White Lion is a decent looking pub from the outside,once inside the pub is a lot more modern there is just the one room with the bar facing on entry there was a pool table to the left with a few normal tables and stools there was also a few leather settes,the floor was a modern pine which does'nt look right in an old pub,there was a TV showing a crappy film with the sound turned up which i did'nt like at all.
There were three real ales on the bar i had a drink of a beer called Caledonian 2.8 as this was the gravity of the drink the beer was quite a nice drink and was on offer at £1.50 a pint or £1.40 a half why not do the half for 75p the other beers were Theakston mild and Waggledance (not sure who brews this beer).
The pub seemed friendly enough but i was a bit dissapointed with it.

Pub visited 2/6/2012

On 2nd June 2012 - rating: 7
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