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Red Lion, Chorley

196 Blackburn Road
Postal town: Chorley
Phone: 01254831981
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Red Lion

The Red Lion is situated in a bit of a dip, but right in the centre of Wheelton village, where all roads seem to meet.

It has a very tight car park to the side, which can be useful if you can find a space, as the surrounding roads can also prove difficult to park in.

On entering, locals were all sat in the main bar area. There is a small overflow area to the side of the bar, which was empty during my visit. Some of the patrons were tucking into breakfasts, but most of those present on my Saturday morning visit were drinking only.

3 regular beers here are Hawkshead Lakeland Gold, Timothy Taylor Landlord & Oakham JHB. Guests were Oakham Citra, Durham Killer No Filler, Abbeydale Reveller & Acorn Gorlovka. A very good selection indeed.

I gave the 6.1% Durham brew a try, despite the early hour. The barmaid was friendly enough and customers were happily chatting away. Compared with the Dressers Arms up the hill, I got the feeling that this was much more of a locals' boozer popular with an older crowd than its counterpart. With the Top Lock currently closed, this seems to be the best local pub.

On 11th February 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2420 recommendations about 2419 pubs]

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Carl Urmston left this review about The Red Lion

Recently reopened under the auspices of the team who run the impressive Top Lock nearby, this is a pleasantly ungentrified village local just off the main road. It consists of 2 main rooms, an open bar room and a games room on a slightly higher level with a pool table and darts. Furnishings are mostly traditional, with wall-mounted leather sofas and tables/stools. A real fire can be found. Beer-wise, the pub serves 3 changing real ales, which included the excellent Coniston Bluebird and Hawkshead Bitter on my visit. Local CAMRA leaflets are available. Service friendly on my mid-afternoon visit, with only a few others in the bar. This is one to head to when in the area in my opinion.

On 6th March 2014 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 21 recommendations about 21 pubs]

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Olav Ommer left this review about The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a traditional village pub in the heart of Wheelton, with an excellent food offering and a wide rage of spirits, wines and cask conditioned ales. Our menu features traditional favourites like Steak & Ale Pie with homemade chips to Ostrich & Kangaroo Steaks for those of you with more adventurous taste buds.

On 1st April 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Chorley, 2.96 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Buckshaw Parkway, 3.13 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Euxton Balshaw Lane, 4.06 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Red Lion, Wheelton
11th Feb 2022, 12:03
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
21st Oct 2021, 19:13
Web Link submitted by aleand hearty approved

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 February 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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