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The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon), Ripley

Market Place
Ripley
DE5 3BS
Phone: 01773512875
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J D Wetherspoon

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

Built as a pub in the 1960s, with a huge mural pub sign really standing out across the Market Place. Subsequently given the Wetherspoon treatment inside when they took it over, but on a fine spring day, the side patio garden was the place to be. Excellent selection of ten real ales and the Katy Perry apple/pear cider combo from the two banks of six handpumps, including a pair from Derby, one from Nottingham and others from a range of other breweries from further afield. In the end, I went for the Holderness Dark from Great Newsome (£2.10), one of three darker beers on offer.

On 6th April 2022 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon)

A right old Spoons, housed in a pretty impressive example of 1960’s architecture on a junction; glamorous it is not but it was originally built to house a pub. The interior is nothing to write home about, though some of the windows concertina back so you can enjoy the particulates on a summer’s day. Pleased, then concerned, to see a whole heap of guest beers (it’s in the GBG…) and the two Derventios were atrocious, both undrinkable, taken back (via glacial service, mentioned in many reviews here and elsewhere over the last few years) but not taken off. The Oakham my companion sensibly had was better. Very poor stuff, one of the worst Spoons I’ve done. Suspect it got away with it a few years ago when Ripley had a fairly low-grade stock of ale pubs but that is no longer the case. God knows how this made the local CAMRA GBG listing.

On 28th July 2018 - rating: 3
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon)

The owner of the micropub in Alfreton, What's Your Poison, recommended a visit here as he said the new manager here is really into his ales, so glad to say he was right. We went for Pheasantry Brewery Dancing Dragonfly and Cooper, and Griffin Vulcan Blue Steel Nuclear Ale, both of which were in great shape. Service was also good on our visit, so maybe this pub has turned around, since Aqualung's visit. The colour scheme in here was mainly reds and sage greens. We found the booths in the top right hand corner a nice little haven.

On 17th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Ambergate, 3.96 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Belper, 4.27 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Alfreton, 4.49 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon), Ripley
6th Apr 2022, 22:19
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
3rd Dec 2018, 23:32
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
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