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The Red Lion, Faringdon

3 Cornmarket
Phone: 01367242629
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Punch Taverns

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Red Lion

The Red Lion has clearly undergone an internal makeover since the previous review and is now all clean modern pastel shades, hardwood floors and modern furnishings. And although there is a clear focus on food, it’s managed avoid to tip over into being a bland gastro restaurant and the front bar area with its two sections is still very much a bar for drinking with the then larger restaurant section behind.
Alongside the usual draft offerings the bar has three ale hand pumps. One was non clipped and the other two had the far from inspiring offerings of GK IPA and Sharps Doombar and the latter was decent enough.
It’s a good looking building from the outside and good to find it still functioning as a pub, but not one that really inspired a visitor to Farringdon.

On 10th May 2015 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Red Lion

A rather dingy high street pub which does reasonable food, The Red Lion is not somewhere I particularly enjoyed. There are 2 bars, one smaller and a bit drab, the other louder and characterless. It appears to be populated mainly by locals, a mixed bag but a reasonable bunch. The food was average and there were 2 ales on. I had a pint of Butcombes which was fine. The barman was indifferent to the point of rudeness and appeared more interested in chattign to his friends than serving beer. This was a disappointing experience and I'm not going to rush back, although I would probably include as part of a town crawl.

On 4th October 2010 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Swindon, 12.96 miles, 4 hr 10 min walk (show)
Shipton, 16.29 miles, 5 hr 14 min walk (show)
Finstock, 17.07 miles, 5 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Faringdon
11th Aug 2019, 22:46
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
11th Aug 2019, 22:46
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
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