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1220 Bar @ Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury

4 Milford Street

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Quinno _ left this review about 1220 Bar @ Red Lion Hotel

A very impressive looking set of buildings, bits of which are apparently from the 13th century. An old coaching inn, enter through a cobbled courtyard and the bar is accessible via reception. It’s all is quite dull and lacks character, long and narrow with neutral tones. Three ales on from the Marstons stable, Wychwood Dirty Tackle, Banks Amber (awful) and Ringwood Best (much better). Horse racing on the TV, some of the people in here may actually own one. A shame this is such a dull place serving up some grotty ale, it could really be quite a draw with a bit of imagination. A tick’s a tick, I suppose.

On 1st April 2018 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about 1220 Bar @ Red Lion Hotel

An impressive frontage and courtyard to the hotel isn't repeated in the 1220 Bar itself,to one side of the courtyard its a simple nondiscript single room with ordinary seating throughout, the bar has three handpumps, these were offering Ringwood Razorback, Banks Amber Ale and an interesting and challenging Revisionist Salted Caramel Tawny Ale, the rather dapper and professional bar keeper offered a taster before purchace stressing its an acquirred taste, he was right, but I did manage one.Its not really the sort of place I would return to despite the chance of something a little less ordinary to drink.

On 30th October 2016 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about 1220 Bar (Red Lion Hotel)

An historic 13th Century coaching inn, one of the best preserved in Britain, now a Best Western franchise. Entry is via a cobbled courtyard with an impressive floral display, while there is a vehicle entrance at the back. The collection of unusual antiques, including a skeleton clock carved by Spanish POWs give it a refined air. Food is good and the accommodation is most acceptable given the age and irregularity of the structure. It's comfy, friendly, annoyingly and unnecessarily corporate thanks to the BW franchise. There were 3 ales on in the annoyingly named 1221 Bar – Ringwood Best and Red Lion Celebration (AKA GK IPA) were both very well kept. A good place to stay and a decent start to a crawl.

On 8th July 2013 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion is a fine old inn, dating back to the 13th century if you believe the blurb, now marketed under the Best Western banner. The 1220 Bar is located in the attractive courtyard, and as you would expect it has confortable furniture but the slightly alarming red stripped wallpaper comes as a bit of a surprise. Three handpumps, offering Pedigree, EPA, and Ringwood BB (£3.40). Overall, not bad for this type of hotel bar.

On 27th January 2013 - rating: 6
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