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Red Lion, Colwyn Bay

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
385 Abergele Road
Old Colwyn
Postal town: Colwyn Bay
LL29 9PL
Phone: 01492515042

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Quinno _ left this review about Red Lion

An imposing corner pub which inside is a cosy retro multi-roomer, clad in gently shabby burgundy and cream with faded plush seating and some old wood fittings including a classic bar. Half a dozen people patiently queuing outside for its late afternoon opening. Six pumps with four ales on; Courage Best, Exmoor Gold, Hobgoblin, Rev James, Salopian Lemon Dream (NBSS 3.5). The Scottish landlord was a teller of somewhat tall tales, verging on the boastful. Fans of traditional old boozers will enjoy this one.

On 5th September 2020 - rating: 8
[User has posted 4042 recommendations about 4030 pubs]


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Stephen Solar left this review about Red Lion

Quiet, traditional style pub with victorian decor, best suited to those who appreciate a taste experience with at least five ales to choose from, ever-changing. Definitely not a sports bar (anyone under 40 must be accompanied by their parents) No food but there are take-aways on the main street if you want a bite. Well worth a visit.

On 16th February 2017 - rating: 9
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]


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Al Bundy left this review about Red Lion

A very nice, very friendly pub. Camra friendly with crusty beardies comparing taste notes. Arguably the best pub in Old Colwyn.

On 17th January 2015 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3390 recommendations about 3303 pubs]


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peter harries left this review about Red Lion

I've only recently started calling in the Red Lion when I'm in Old Colwyn, but each time I've been there, the real ales have been top notch and they always have a good selection.The pub always seems to have a good crowd in and no matter how busy, you get served pretty quickly. The atmosphere is good and I always end up having a chat with some of the regulars. Well done Red Lion, I wish you were in Colwyn Bay so I didn't need a bus home.

On 20th April 2012 - rating: 9
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]