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The Old Red Lion, Holborn, WC1

72 High Holborn
Phone: 02074051748
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Red Lion

The exterior is the best bit with a traditional street corner feel, an impressive brass railing running below the windows and an upper windows frieze advertising what libations you could order insidde.
The apex door open into a stripped out interior with a drinking shelf running around the periphery with bar stools.The rest of the dark wooden floor is for vertical drinking,while a rear staircase leads to the Cromwell Bar,unvisited by me but bookable for an event.The mirrored bar back is decent while the 7 handpumps splits into 3 and 4 were offering on my trip Black Sheep Bitter,GK Abbott,TT Landlord and St Austell Tribute (NBSS 1.5).You will find that ale line up at hundreds of London pubs ,so it's nothing out of the ordinary which also sums up my feelings about this pub.

On 29th February 2020 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Old Red Lion

A small traditional corner pub with a well-run, efficient feel and some sensible beers despite being a Greene King house. The ground floor bar is mainly for vertical drinking, with a few stools, and another bar is signed upstairs. Draught beers at time of visit were TT Landlord, Black Sheep Best Bitter, Deuchars IPA and Wadworths 6X plus IPA and Abbot of course.

On 23rd November 2019 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Old Red Lion

Small Greene King pub on a corner with a nice old exterior. Didn't visit the upstairs bar. 6 real ale taps 5 on.

On 25th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Farringdon (London), 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Red Lion, WC1
29th Feb 2020, 17:11
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
27th Nov 2019, 09:13
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by hondo .
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