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The Red Lion, Solihull

1672 High Street
Postal town: Solihull
B93 0LY
Phone: 01564771522
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Red Lion

A very striking looking building which dates back to 1670. The interior is multi roomed and I thought it was quite plush and tastefully finished. As Just a Quick Pint mentions below, in spite of this being a food led pub, it has still retained its pub ambience, especially around the right hand side of the bar, where the locals were enjoying a few pints and a chat.
The beer line up on handpump was Purity Mad Goose, Wells Bombardier, Ember Inns Pale, Brakspear, Quarts Brewing Quarts Heart, Purity UBU and a Kirkstall collaboration with Oskar Blues to create a Yorkshire Dales Pale Ale. We went for the Kirkstall, which was an excellent choice and a good first pint to start with, on our visit to Knowle.

On 28th June 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2703 recommendations about 2703 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Red Lion

Attractive old Ember Inn, remodelled inside and completely refurbished in the expected mix of traditional and modern but still retaining some character in the various seating / dining areas (especially just to the right of the front entrance). Very food-led of course, but plenty of people in and around the bar just having a drink. Ember pale ale, Brakspear Bitter, Bombardier, Sharp's Juniper Rising wheat beer (£3.65) and two from Purity - Pure UBU and Mad Goose - available from the two banks of five handpumps.

On 21st April 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5293 recommendations about 5293 pubs]

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Delboy 20 left this review about The Red Lion

It looks like a proper pub from the outside - and still looks decent inside! It may be run by Ember Inns but still offers a good selection of ale.

On 25th September 2017 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 719 recommendations about 691 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Dorridge, 1.57 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Widney Manor, 2.21 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Solihull, 3.35 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Knowle
28th Jun 2018, 21:49
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
28th Jun 2018, 14:06
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

Pub Details

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 28 April 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 April 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 06 April 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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