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Red Lion, Godalming

Mill Lane
Godalming
GU7 1HF
Phone: 01483239929
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Malden man left this review about Red Lion

I thought this pub felt familiar, I visited in 2008 when I used another inferior pub site. How the place has improved from a pub where a great dane was allowed free run to bother the customers. A big pub with a two room format, probably a few cottages knocked together. There wasn't anyone in the bar where there is a dartboard set amongst bookshelves, a pinball table and an unusual gallery over the counter which I guess is the stage for the regular live music.
I entered the other room which had a small group of chatty customers, Black painted beams and posts, friendly staff, mixed seating including high tables, sofas and the proper type too. Green walls, framed local pics, cigarette cards, antelope head trophies, shields with coats of arms plus a few splendid brewery mirrors from Bass, Charrington's and Guinness. A fireplace looks like it gets some use in colder weather than today, a shelf contained board games and there were the daily papers in a rack by the door. A bar billiards table takes pride of place.
Handpumps in each bar but only clipped in the room I sat in, Hog's Back TEA plus In the Limelight, Firebird Heritage XX, Nelson Defiance and Ascot Single Hop which was reversed but being pulled through. Food includes Pieminister pies, with mash and gravy at £9.95, other offerings include F&C for £10.95.
Clearly a community pub, apart from the live music there is a book club and a first for me, a canine club where you bring your dog in for some kind of social. I'd probably stay away for that.
A lovely pub, good beer, much to see and enjoy, one of the better offerings in this attractive town.

On 8th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Red Lion

Judging by my old Surrey beer guide this would seem to have been a Courage pub in the past. It is a genuine two bar pub, the one I was in was once the public bar I imagine and was fairly small and narrow with the bar at the far end and behind that what looked like a much larger room. There was a very prominent bar billiard table. On the bar were six pumps with Doom Bore, St Austell's Tribute, Ballard's Best, Arundel Wild Heaven IPA, Firebird Heritage XX and Anchor Springs Mild. I went for the Firebird brew (£3.70) which wasn't entirely clear and seemed a bit steep for a 4.0% ABV beer but it tasted OK.
This seemed a decent enough pub with a reasonably interesting beer selection.

On 7th December 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Red Lion

Newly taken-on by the people behind the Pelton Arms in London, a haunt of the esteemed reviewer RogerB who tipped me off. Clearly been a lick of paint here but plenty of character inside (a load of knocked-through properties). Some black painted beams, framed pics of old Godalming, plus some nice old brewery mirrors. Traditional seating alongside a couple of button back cherry red sofas. Eclectic modern indie and electronica through the speakers, maybe a smidge loud for an early Thursday evening. Punter entertainment was well-catered for, including bar billiards, board games and - like the Pelton - live music. A book club and knit night were also advertised. A good selection of ales here, five in total. National stagers on pumps to the right, with more interesting brews off on the left, including Ascot Off The Rails and a dark beer from Langhams which was in excellent shape. A friendly barman positively promoting the place once I mentioned why I was popping in, he was a True Believer and good luck to him. So positive first impressions and another good reason to alight at Godalming for a few hours.

On 17th November 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Godalming, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Farncombe, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Milford (Surrey), 2.35 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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8th Aug 2015, 21:57
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8th Aug 2015, 21:57
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Quinno _
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