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Old Red Lion, Kennington, SE11

42 Kennington Park Road
SE11
SE11 4RS
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Old Red Lion

Interesting-looking ex-Charrington house with a brewer's Tudor façade and an 'olde worlde' two-bar layout. Also has a single-storey rear extension with a number of brick-built booths and a patio beer garden. Although now run by Antic, they don't appear to have done two much 'distressing' (perhaps because little had changed over previous decades so they didn't need to?). Total of six handpumps on the two counters, with a typically diverse selection of real ales ranging from the Volden Session to Lucid Dream cream stout from Turning Point (£4.30) and a 6.0% IPA.

On 10th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Old Red Lion

Old skool Tudor-esque pub, not seen much change over the years and the interior is CAMRA National Inventory listed (dates from 1929). An ideal candidate, then, for an Antic takeover. There’s a two bar split at the front, with a narrow left side uninhabited (the blaring music probably didn’t help). The right side is done in a mock Tudor style. As noted below, the two rooms are connected by very small, low doorways and there’s some stained glass and leaded windows to be seen. The front two rooms are ‘atmospheric’ AKA dim, with candles on tables and a feeling of Sunday. To the rear is a strange extension which I assume was the old lavatories. Some of this has been subdivided into booths with random old tiled walls remaining from the presumed pissoir, with a mish-mash of retro bric-a-brac sourced from Steptoe’s yard. Beyond here is walled rear garden. It all feels bit run-down but is characterful nonetheless. A good range of ales as you’d expect in an Antic outlet; Volden (fair), Wild Beer Bibble (good), Arbor Yakima and Thornbridge Marples, plus Gwent y Ddraig cider. Prices were notably sensible for London. Two minutes from the Tube and it's worth a visit. Would be even more so if they spent a quiet Monday doing a doing a deep-clean and applying lick of paint here and there.

On 26th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Old Red Lion

A very interesting and quirky interior together with an eclectic choice of real ale mark this out as a pub to visit when in the area.The island bar serves two distinct rooms,to the left quite small but with an opening onto the kitchen,while to the right is a larger room with two blocks of chesterfield sofas and some more traditional wooden furniture.The two rooms are connected by very small,low doorways most unusual and above one there is a stained glass toby sign ,I assume dating back to it's days as a Charrington tied house.There is a collection of dolls houses at the entrance to the rear room which is worth investigating for two charming alcoves set off in white tiling.This area leads to a substantial beer garden.
Food is served from a short menu with scotch eggs at £3,pork pies,six mains between £10 -£12 and a single pudding choice.However most of the punters were just drinking and the pub has attracted a lot of hipster types,creative and sampling the ale.The candle lit interior was atmospheric and fun.The bar staff were young too.I was pleased to see a "no loitering" sign on the bar ,good idea to deter bar blockers when busy.
The four handpumps in the main room were serving Wharfbank The Ghoul,Belleville Trick or Treat,King Old Ale and Late Knights Full Moon (6.4%,decent but £2.20 the half).I discovered two more handpumps on the other side serving Cottage Golden Arrow ,while a Cats brew was "available soon" It was halloween which had influenced the ale selection,but I was disappointed there was nothing sessionable (apart from the boring Cottage brew)and therefore sloped off next door for a nights serious quaffing.However that a minor wrinkle,it's a really interesting pub and a great double header with Oaka .

On 1st November 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Elephant & Castle, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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21st Apr 2018, 20:13
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21st Apr 2018, 20:13
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - 2nd Thursday every month - last updated 25 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Ramp available at request - last updated 19 July 2014 by moby duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday4pm - 1am
Saturday12noon - 1am
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