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Red Lion, Porthmadog Central, Porthmadog

15 New Street
Porthmadog
LL49 9ED
Phone: 01766512307
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Aqualung . left this review about Red Lion

This pub appears to be three of the New Street terraced houses knocked into one so I wonder how old it actually is. I first spotted it in the late 1990s and that's all I can vouch for as not having noticed it in the mid 1970s doesn't necessarily mean it wasn't here.
Inside it is wooden floored with the bar at the back and split into separate areas which would tie in with it being converted houses. A board advertising a whole raft of footbore games was outside so this is clearly where people come to watch all that rubbish.
The solitary handpump had been selling Theakston's Lightfoot but had run out. This left a dilemma, whether to walk out or drink something really horrible from a global abomination. I went for the latter and the half of Guinness (£1.70) was just as poor as I expected even though the pub was serving it well. My mind drifted back to the excellent pint of Sadler's beer I had the day before in Machynlleth at only 30p more for a pint and wondered how the pubcos can possibly justify these prices.
I can't see a return visit happening.

On 23rd October 2014 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2144 recommendations about 2139 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Porthmadog, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Porthmadog Harbour Ffestiniog Railway Station, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Minffordd, 2.52 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Red Lion, Porthmadog
23rd Oct 2014, 17:02
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
23rd Oct 2014, 12:56
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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