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Red Lion, Swindon

74 High Street
Cricklade
Postal town: Swindon
SN6 6DD
Phone: 01793750776
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Ian Mapp left this review about Red Lion

Bit of a gem and not well advertised. The Good Beer Guide doesn't have the brewery down. It does list the one at Lechlade up the road, as being defunct.

Untappd does not have their beers listed.

The pub has room, is a 1600s coaching house and has their own brewery in the sizeable beer garden. All the beers on sale were from there - even the lagers.

Town Wall Best Bitter was a good looking, dark, malty bitter. Home made food was good quality.

A traditional english inn, seeminly a secret.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2U54nuo

On 23rd February 2019 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Red Lion

Visit today saw 10 hand pumps on with a number(4) from Hop Kettle Brewery their on site micro brewery with all pumps having a taster glass in front of them should you wish to try. At times it's advisable to be eating so you can reserve a table as we had to stand at the bar, not a hard ship but felt in the way with hoards of people trying to order drinks and food. An offer was made to adjourn to the restaurant but we stayed at the bar possibly stealing a locals bar stool from the comments made when "Pat" arrived.

As said with regards to the seating it's very food orientated considering the focus on real ale and the wide selection of bottled beers it has with it's own separate 2 page menu sheet.

Further to winning the 2013 BT Sport pub award I didn't spot it although they do have a vast array of old GBG editions to peruse if you get a seat.

Nice pub but maybe don't go on a Saturday dinnertime as it's quite busy if you want to relax and try the vast array of ales.

They also seem to have acquired a sign from a nearby converted pub http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/41843/ The New Greyhound as it's resting against a wall in there.

On 30th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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Nick Davies left this review about The Red Lion

What lucky buggers you are if you've got this as your local. Not much more to add to what the others have said. A different set of beer to those Alan saw, I guess they change all the time but, uniquely in my experience a sample poured out in front of each pump (see pic) so you have an idea of what to expect, and something for everyone. Indeed enough to keep most of use occupied for a good long session. Friendly welcome and friendly locals too, what more could you ask for. Well worth a trip out.

On 22nd November 2010 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Swindon, 7.94 miles, 2 hr 33 min walk (show)
Kemble, 8.6 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
Chippenham, 20 miles, 6 hr 26 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi - last updated 30 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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