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Black Lion

20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, England
+44 1525 853725
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Simply the best

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff, fantastic selection of drinks and a great outside area to relax... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fleurie_9
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Bedfordshire
I can't rate this pub enough

Such a great selection of beers. Super friendly staff. Plenty of outdoor seating for the summertime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan W
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great pub” (13 reviews)
“great beer” (9 reviews)
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20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, England
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+44 1525 853725
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"great pub"
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"cider festival"
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"great beer"
in 9 reviews
"gin palace"
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"beer garden"
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"bar snacks"
in 5 reviews
"pork pie"
in 9 reviews
"real ale"
in 7 reviews
"town centre pub"
in 3 reviews
"large garden"
in 3 reviews
"favourite pub"
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"cold food"
in 3 reviews
"friendly atmosphere"
in 4 reviews
"bar staff"
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"selection of beers"
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"fruit machines"
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"guest beers"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff, fantastic selection of drinks and a great outside area to relax on a warm day. What's not to like? It's transformed our idea of a night out in Leighton Buzzard. It used to be a question of 'is there anywhere bearable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great selection of beers. Super friendly staff. Plenty of outdoor seating for the summertime and a fire inside for during the colder months. And now a gin palace.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great staff great beer selection and yummy snacks. The friendliest place around. The gin bar is amazing and staff are very accommodating.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

If you want a pub with character, great beers and friendly atmosphere then this is the place for you. If you want music, tv screens and fizzy beer then it’s not. Probably without doubt the best pub in LB. Great beer selection, lots of character...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

So, a Gin Palace is a fantastic idea in the back of a real ale pub. It was a buzzing pub with a good selection of beers. The night was completely ruined by a clearly inexperienced and miserable young man behind the ‘Gin bar’ wearing...More

5  Thank Lisa T
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nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your review. This has made it easier for me to tell you Lisa T. you are not welcome in this pub again and also the person that called my staff member a Wxxxxx. Nikki and Stev

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This claims to be a family friendly pub but really isn’t. I was taken by my daughter to the gin bar for an early Mother’s Day treat. It was the afternoon and we were sitting in a corner with a 6month old baby who was...More

5  Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have visited this Pub on numerous occasions. It is mostly always busy and is a very olde worlde pub with open fires wooden floors and exposed wooden beams. It is very cosy and inviting. They are a CAMRA pub with a well deserved pub...More

1  Thank Barneyb69
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the gin palace which is through the pub garden. If you haven’t tried Strawberry gin you should! Fab great pub

Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a proper pub. Lots of very good real ales, Belgian beers on tap & a gin palace out the back. No TV, no music, no pool table. A historic building and people who really care about good beer. Amazing atmosphere. As I write...More

Thank nisem
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I am a regular to the Black Lion and whilst ever Nicki and Steph oh and the rest of the staff especially Paul and Carl continue to run the pub as they do I will continue to drink in there. They have a fantastic day...More

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