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The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard Central, Leighton Buzzard

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20 High Street
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1EA
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Black Lion

This pub is a real gem and served a range of top class ales, six in all on our visit. The line up was Stamps Rum Porter, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Bass, Cotswold Best, Heritage Oatmeal Stout and Nethergate Suffolk County. The interior is traditional in style and the open log fire down on the right hand side of the bar was a real treat whilst supping away. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the pub had a decent and relaxed atmosphere. There was also a large Gin bar at the rear of the pub and an extensive range of German beers on our visit.

On 4th November 2019 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Black Lion

Enjoyed our visit to this friendly 2019 Good Beer Guide pub entry where we found plenty of cask ales on offer. Elgoods Mortal Wombat and Cambridge Bitter, Nethergate Eons Milk Stout and Suffolk County, Butcombe Gold, Oakham Bishops Finger, Black Country BFG and Bass. If that is not enough choice over 100 bottled beers both British and Continental.

On 18th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Black Lion

This place consists of a single room with a wooden floor and a peninsula bar. It's been more than well described below. It was packed on my early Thursday evening visit.
The eight hand pumps had North Cotswold Tumbling Jack, Beartown Black Bear, Nethergate Five Rifles Red, Lincoln Green Hood, Windmill Deckhand, Partners Stout & About, Bass and Oakham Bishops Farewell. Sadly as noted below nothing from any local microbreweries. I went for the Bishops Farewell (£3.50) which was in good nick.
I thought this was a good pub but not a great one.

On 4th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Leighton Buzzard, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Cheddington, 4.8 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Fenny Stratford, 7.54 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard
4th Nov 2019, 11:56
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray
 
18th Feb 2019, 20:47
Review submitted by Gill Smith

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 February 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 February 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 March 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 02 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 February 2014 by ROB Camra
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