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The British Lion, Crewe

58 Nantwich Road
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Malden man left this review about The British Lion

One of the few pubs in the area close to Crewe station that could be considered to be "acceptable". One partially carpeted room which narrows towards the rear, tiled bar and front area where there was a busy pool table. A piano is on a side wall. Minimal seating but the presence of huge speakers suggested to me that this may be a music venue later. There is a token bit of Crewe Alex memorabilia. Banded leaded windows had unusual pig featured glazed inserts, I understand the pub is also known as "The Pig", but no idea why. Lots of TVs showing the 6N rugby but also with a rather loud jukey playing, I had to change seats twice to avoid the speakers.
Joule's beers these days, two on, Blonde and Slumbering Monk which was fine (£3.10).
No indications of food however in a road of every other door being a takeaway or restaurant why try to compete? Crewe really is poor for pubs, this one just about floats above the waterline.

On 12th March 2016 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The British Lion

A Joules pub apparently. And not their best. Its ok but...

On 15th May 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3445 recommendations about 3353 pubs]

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Kez Challacombe left this review about The British Lion

The British Lion, known locally as the Pig. Now has a new manager, and he seems keen to make a go of it. At the time of visit, there was Tetley Bitter, Tetley Dark Mild, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, and Wells Bombardier, the manager wants to rotate guest beers. One to keep an eye on.

On 1st June 2012 - rating: 4
[User has posted 24 recommendations about 22 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Crewe, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Nantwich, 4.8 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Sandbach, 5.86 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
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18th Mar 2020, 11:49
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18th Mar 2020, 10:58
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2012 by Moby Duck
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