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The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon), Ripley Town, Ripley

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

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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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Aqualung . left this review about The Red Lion (JD Wetherspoon)

I was astonished to find that this was an original pub but it was built in the 1960s. It looks more like an office block.
Inside it's a rectangular room with a patio to the right and the bar on the left. the fixtures and fittings are all fairly typical. It was fairly busy on my early Saturday afternoon visit but the place was a complete shambles due to wholly inadequate staff levels. Nearly all the tables were covered with uncleared glasses and / or plates. There just seemed to be two serving on the bar one of whom was faffing around with coffee so I had to wait ages to get served. As I was leaving I noticed that several people were coming in and dumping uncleared stuff onto empty tall tables by the bar.
Despite that the twelve hand pumps had a decent choice of ales. There was one unused, the JDW Trio Of Doom with Abbot doubled, Vale Red Kite, B&T SOS, Wood's Shropshire Lad, Lincoln Green Sherwood, Titanic Plum Porter, Hook Norton Old Hooky and Bradfield Farmer's Pale. I went for the Plum Porter (£2.05) which seemed in reasonable nick.
It's no good having a decent ale selection if you can't get served. I saw no sign of anyone resembling a manager here.

On 28th August 2017 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
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
3rd Dec 2018, 23:32
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11th Sep 2018, 01:14
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  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
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  • 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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