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The Old Red Lion, Staines Town, Staines Upon Thames

Leacroft
Staines Upon Thames
TW18 4NN
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Old Red Lion

I am pleased to say things have improved since the last review and this is now a good, traditional local which seemed pretty popular. A nice old building with beams, still with the leather straps mentioned below, with one main room and a small side room used more for eating. It retains one of those increasingly-rare bars that seem to have more room behind than in front of! Draught beers on offer were Courage Best, London Pride and Spitfire and the food was home made and pretty good. Perhaps rates a seven and a half but will stretch it to an eight as it just felt right as soon as I walked in.

On 20th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Red Lion

Sounds like a few licensees have been and gone in the last few years. My visit found that some of the previous cosiness has been removed – no curtains and the lack of the previous tasteful sodium lighting were the two things I immediately noticed. Plus points are that the beer range has diversified and the prices have come down (under the old regime it would be £4 a pop by now). Three on - London Pride, Courage Best and West Berks GOB. The Pride was poor and was taken back. The West Berks was in decent but served far too cold. Disappointing.

September 2008
A lovely building, with a bit of history. The bar is cosy with a low ceiling, plenty of brass and comfiness - a good winter pub. Also leather straps coming from the beams like an old Tube carriage. There’s a garden to the side for the summer months, with a dart board inside the pub. However the beer, which is usually conservative in choice (Youngs Ordinary, Fullers London Pride, Courage Best) is waaaay too expensive for a quite often average pint. Could be essential, but isn't. If they could just nail the beer... Rated 6.

On 8th December 2013 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Old Red Lion

Fairly comfortable old fashioned pub that is a little bit frayed around the edges.Three real ales on with the Fuller's Pride weighing in at a very hefty £3.60 a pint which is way over the top for this area.At prices like this no wonder pubs are closing at the rate they are.

On 5th January 2012 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Staines, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Ashford (Surrey), 1.74 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Egham, 2.55 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Red Lion, Staines Upon Thames
21st Dec 2017, 00:11
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
20th Dec 2017, 23:53
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 January 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 December 2017 by Graham Coombs
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