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The Red Lion, Market Drayton

High Street
Postal town: Market Drayton
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Red Lion

The Red Lion is the better of the 2 pubs in Cheswardine.

On arrival, we entered into the room on the left, where there were a couple in the window and a lady doing some knitting. Locals were in the bar to the right-hand side of the entrance, where you can find the bar itself.

The lady knitting turned out to be the landlady. Salopian Oracle is a regular beer here. Guests were Marston's Pedigree and the local Nomad Craft Nomad Pale. The landlady was keen to tell me about the Nomad brewery beers, showing me their pumpclips and their bottled beer selection. Most of the locals also appeared to be drinking it. So, I ordered the Pale. In truth, it wasn't really my kind of beer. Although, I was offered a taster before buying.

A really friendly and traditional village local.

On 25th April 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1374 recommendations about 1374 pubs]

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Robin Ainsworth left this review about The Red Lion

lovely traditional country pub in the village ! 5 mins from market -drayton. real beer for real people , lion-brew is an everyday beer with a special price too.
well worth the visit , and regulars are great too. relax and enjoy, great variety of snacks too & a real wood burning stove .
Robin Ainsworth (37)

On 26th December 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Ale Monster left this review about The Red Lion

This is the tap house of the Lion’s Tail Brewery which is a microbrewery based in the small building directly behind the pub. If you enter through the front central door there are two further doors immediately on your left and right, left leads into the main public bar and right reveals a small snug, there is also a third room at the back of the main bar on the left. The public bar has a wonderful olde worlde feel with a large inglenook fireplace, low beams, horse brasses, framed collections of cigarette cards and an old map of Shropshire on the walls. There is a small L shaped bar counter at the back of the room on the right with a dart board and pump clips on the back wall. The snug has a small fireplace and paintings of various animals on the walls; unfortunately I did not enter the third room during this visit. Out the back door there is a small covered patio area and car park which is hardly worth mentioning as it only has three spaces!

Regular ales are Lion’s Tale Lionbru, Blooming Blonde and Chesbrewnette with a single changing guest ale which was Marston’s Burton Bitter on my visit. I tried the three microbreweries beers and they were all well kept and very nice, Chesbrewnette being my favourite. Bottle conditioned beers are available on request (GBG2010).

This is a great traditional local’s pub with loads of character and interesting beers that are exclusive to this pub, also the landlord/brewer and regulars that I met were very friendly. If you are in the area or passing via the A41 then it’s worth a short detour to experience this place. Note that the pub has roughly six or seven parking spaces in total (including three or four at the front).

On 5th July 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 199 recommendations about 199 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Norton Bridge, 10.94 miles, 3 hr 31 min walk (show)
Stone, 13.61 miles, 4 hr 22 min walk (show)
Prees, 13.88 miles, 4 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Cheswardine
25th Apr 2022, 14:42
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
26th Dec 2010, 18:16
Review submitted by Robin Ainsworth

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 April 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 April 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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