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The Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard Central, Leighton Buzzard

1 North Street
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1EF
Phone: 01525374350
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Punch Taverns

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Red Lion

A good old fashioned traditional locals pub, which had a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Slightly dubious about the ale selection on arrival, Doom Bar, Abbott and Fuller's Fruit Loop. I had never tried the Fuller's Fruit Loop before, so after a generous taster from the barmaid, I settled on that which was in good shape. The lounge and bar side was open on our Friday afternoon visit, whereas the games room on the right now looked to used as a store room. The industrial looking wallpaper featuring red brick work and steelwork really didn't suit a pub of this era.

On 3rd November 2019 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Red Lion

This is a two bar pub and I went in the left door leading to a lounge bar which contained a TV showing music videos, a fish tank and various framed pictures of dogs. It's been well described below and seemed a friendly enough place.
There are only three hand pumps and one was unused leaving just Abbot and Black Sheep Bitter, not a great choice for a GBG listed pub. I went for the Abbot (£3.50) which a local said was fresh on. It wasn't clear so either wasn't ready or needed pulling through. It tasted OK but overall I found this one disappointing.

On 4th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Red Lion

A traditional pub in the centre of Leighton Buzzard just round the corner from the Market Place, it consist of two rooms with a central bar counter and a friendly bunch of locals sat on the stools at the bar.

The lounge is to the left and this has a somewhat dated appearance with red carpet, red velvet stools, floral wallpaper and pretty much every square inch of the walls filled with photographs, many of them of dogs, but also a few cartoon type drawings. The smaller area to the front has a table and chairs squashed in to one corner, and there is a brick fire-place with a coal effect gas fire and flanked by a couple of old milk churns. Up a couple of steps at the rear it opened out slightly, and there was a large fish tank here as well as a plasma screen, although this was not in use. The music was perhaps a tad too loud I thought, this may perhaps have been from a jukebox filtering through from the bar to the right. I did not investigate this but could see a pool table and darts board in there.

Beers on tap were Abbot Ale, Black Sheep and a very pleasant Smokestack Lightning which was the guest on this occasion. Ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Weston’s Traditional, the latter served up from a box on the end of the bar. All in all, I thought this was a decent enough pub and worth popping in if you’re in the area.

On 1st October 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Leighton Buzzard, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Cheddington, 4.97 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Bow Brickhill, 7.65 miles, 2 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard
3rd Nov 2019, 13:22
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
3rd Nov 2019, 13:11
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 December 2012 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
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