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The Red Lion, Gillingham Town, Gillingham

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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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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
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
24th Feb 2019, 06:53
Pub map correction submitted by E TA
11th Mar 2015, 11:01

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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2011 by hondo .
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