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Ye Olde Red Lion, Nuneaton

1 Park Street
Market Bosworth
Postal town: Nuneaton
CV13 0LL
Phone: 01455291713

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Leased (Marstons)

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Nick Davies left this review about Ye Olde Red Lion

Old school old beams type of place as discussed below, little has changed, including the prices, which while steep then are fair enough now. Only a few people in on a Sunday afternoon after the roast dinner brigade had finished, and seemed a safe enough spot to try Marstons "61 Deep", which was OK and served to our table with a smile.

Market Bosworth is a handsome town, and this pub a makes an pleasant break while nosing around.

On 22nd October 2020 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about Ye Old Red Lion

The reviews below nail the descriptive points fully and accurately.
I'll confine my comments to saying that this is a pleasant, historical boozer which offers a warm welcome, real fire and a range of Marston's ales.
Mr F addresses the elephant in the room as regards prices below - £3.80 for a 4.2% standard pint - and the pub doesn't live up to the hotel standards suggested by the prices but then again the loyalty scheme is available for locals.
Beers on when we visited were: Jennings Knight Porter and The World's Biggest Liar, Marstons Burton Bitter, Pedigree and Salute and Banks Bitter. I stuck to the very well kept Knight Porter.
Probably the best of the three town centre boozers and I'd happily return for a reliable pint.

On 21st November 2013 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Ye Old Red Lion

This Marston's tied house in a genuine hotel with five letting rooms.The carpeted interior shows the buildings age with lots of beams,traditional if worn furniture and a real fire.To the right of the entrance there is a two level seating area with a door to the loos while the area opposite the bar has three banquettes.Beyond the fireplace there is a restaurant section.Horse brasses are dotted about and on the ceiling beams the collection of pump clips shows that non Marstons guests make an appearance,as do a wide selection of seasonal beers from their portfolio breweries.
The two ranks of handpumps,nine in total, offered a wide selection of Marston's beers and the Jennings Knight Porter was very well kept but at a shocking price of £3.80 for a 4.2% this far from London.A gentle enquiry revealed that the town is a magnet for tourists and beer and food is priced accordingly.However there is a 10% off "loyalty scheme",so if you get asked on ordering your second pint for a customer number,any random number will do.
There was a good mix of customer in on a Thursday evening,many eating from the snack or full menu,and a gaggle of locals who where spotted in other pubs later in the evening.Away from the restaurant section ,this had a genuine pub atmosphere and the service was friendly and efficient.
A good range of Marston's beers and a pleasing interior add to the attractions,and the number 35 worked a treat.

On 16th November 2013 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Ye Old Red Lion

This is a decent looking pub with plenty of hanging baskets outside.
Once inside here the pub is now been opened up and has seating on different levels,the far end of the pub is for diners.
There were about 10 pumps on the bar and all the beers were from the Marstons range i had a drink of Marstons Pedigree and this was not a bad drink i also saw bank's Bitter,Snecklifter from Jennings plus a Jennings seasonal and the was also a Davenports beer but car'nt remember the name.
The pub was very busy and fairly smart inside i would be happy to go in here again.

On 26th September 2010 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about Ye Old Red Lion

A large Banks’s corner pub, with accommodation, in cream render, with black paintwork and hanging baskets, also with a rear beer garden.

The interior has one large L-shaped room that curves around the bar. The décor is white walls and ceiling, with wood beams and a central undressed brick hearth feature that nearly partitions the room, after which is the more dining area. There are a number of old local photographs on the walls, as well as places and brass ephemera dotted about. The bar has heraldic crests built into it from the nobles that fought in the battle in 1485. The pub does food, but doesn’t feel like a foody place, which is nice in this day and age. The seating area to the right on entry is raised up. The service was great, the clientele mixed age and seemingly both local and visitors and I spent a happy hour chatting to an American visitor on aspects of history. There was no TV and music was supplied through the radio.

Beer; usual tap stuff. Sadly, there was no MILD, but to ease the pain there were seven (7) handpulls; Pedigree Diamond, which was fine, Banks’s Bitter and Wychwood Regal Lager, which were nice, Jennings Snecklifter, which was very nice, Brakspear’s Hooray Henley, Marston’s Burton Bitter and Pedigree remained untried.

A fantastic place. It is friendly and serves decent beer. I think it is the best of the Market Bosworth pubs overall.

On 4th August 2010 - no rating submitted
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Ian Hayes left this review about Ye Old Red Lion

If you are looking for a pleasnt place for conversation, real ale and good food then this is it. It also offers accomodation and makes a great base to visit the local attractions. Serves roughly six real ales and has no load juke box or pool table.

On 14th June 2008 - rating: 10
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