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Quality pub with great Belgian beers and gin palace

Great pub with friendly atmosphere. Good choice of craft beers and Belgian beers and a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
JoT_10
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
The perfect pub

I stopped going to pubs about a decade ago. Noise, crap drinks, no atmosphere, etc... I discovered... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
642shanel
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great pub with friendly atmosphere. Good choice of craft beers and Belgian beers and a fantastic gin palace out the back. Plenty of space to sit inside the main bar and some seating in the gin palace and a beautiful beer garden out the back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I stopped going to pubs about a decade ago. Noise, crap drinks, no atmosphere, etc... I discovered this place a year ago and my faith has been restored. 1st: the booze. Wow! This is no wetherspoons - no corporate alcopops on sale, just real ale,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Many thanks for a lovely review. Always lovely to hear these positive reviews.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I'm not one for writing reviews, but I would see it as a crime if I didn't for this place. The Black Lion has it all. I've worked in the industry for years and drank in it for longer but what this Pub does for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jack W
nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review Jack.

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Great choice and variety of beers, gins and cider, nice bar snacks, a proper pub, staff are knowledgeable and friendly, nice big pub garden which now houses their Gin Bar, and the missus was overjoyed to find they Kriek on tap, a trip to Leighton...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The title of this review says it all. If you are a beer or gin fan, this place offers you arguably the best menus promoting beers and gins from all over the world. The gin palace in the beer garden is a must visit in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Huge range of interesting beers, massive gin selection, amazing bar food, cracking atmosphere, open fire, great special events, friendly staff. Best of all it makes my brother-in-law incredibly jealous that this gem is my local.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

50 top of the range craft(y) beers and good surroundings for the "Beers and the Birds" Beer Festival. Visited 3 times over the 5 day opening period and mid afternoon on the 5th day, there was still good Ale to be had. Excellent management of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Black lion has a very chilled vib where you and your friends can relax. Landlord n Landlady & staff are very friendly and helpful. Amazing choice of Gins & Draft Ales. Other drinks are available. I Recommend a visit to the Black lion if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mrlapworth
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Although regulars to the pub, this was the first time we’d done the pub quiz. We had a brilliant evening, great fun. Sorry we couldn’t wait around for results as some of us had to get up for work this morning. Loved it, thank you!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 415katet
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great choice of Gin and fancy tonics lovely garden terrace gets very busy but the wide choice of fabulous gins are to die for me and my friend tried several different gins "twisted nose" and "portbella road" very nice with a franklins tonic. Love the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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