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The Red Lion, Gillingham Town, Gillingham

High Street
Gillingham
SP8 4AA
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E TA left this review about The Red Lion

Still a Badger pub, but very much run down since the previous reviews. It’s tatty around the edges, there is a pile of detritus outside the front door and the pub is far from welcoming. It still has the gaming machines and TV screens but there was no sign of a bar billiards table. The background music was pleasant, the courtyard garden was full of smokers and the general air was hostile towards strangers. Junk food is now served at lunchtimes. Happy hour is on Fridays, but the only ale on was Badger Best Bitter which was in below-average condition. I wouldn’t bother in future.

On 2nd July 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Red Lion

Sturdy old Hall & Woodhouse inn, originally comprising at least three rooms but now partly opened out into a 'L'-shaped layout. Traditional decor, not overcrowded with furniture. Quiet when I visited, with almost inaudible background music and silent sports TV. Spotted what looked like a covered bar billiards table in one corner. Two of three handpumps, offering Badger Tanglefoot and First Call (£3.20). Worth a stop if in the area.

On 4th January 2015 - rating: 7
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Old Blue left this review about The Red Lion

This seems to be very much the local drinkers' pub, aided by its decision not to serve food at all whilst others locally have gone extremely foodie. And it seems to have worked. Badger and Firkin Fox on when I visited, a wider range on hand pump would be better but my Fox was excellent. An interesting town pub with traditional low-beamed interior, ornamental knick-knacks around the place, and pretty decent garden. They also have a sports bar area, and live bands and karaoke nights at weekends. I'm not a karaoke sort of person, but this evidently well-run friendly boozer struck me as having achieved a good balance and to be a very good place for some drinks over a match, some drinks over some music, or just some drinks. I'll definitely go here again if in the area.

On 9th May 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by E TA
Gillingham (Dorset), 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Templecombe, 7.41 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Tisbury, 10.58 miles, 3 hr 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Gillingham
2nd Jul 2019, 07:37
Review submitted by E TA
 
25th Mar 2019, 20:02
Pub map correction submitted by E TA approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 June 2019 by E TA
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