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The Red Lion, Bletchley - pub details

Red Lion
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Address: Lock View Lane, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1BA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29296) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Fenny Stratford (0.2 miles), Bow Brickhill (0.9 miles), Bletchley (1.1 miles)

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I was in the area for a MK Dons game so this was the perfect chance to tick this friendly community pub.

We arrived after a 20 minute walk from the stadium in the pouring rain, greeted warmly by the landlord and a few chatty locals.

There is 1 bar that serves the 2 very different rooms, both of them had live rugby on. In the larger bar area there’s a pool table which helped pass the time while we enjoyed our beers and kept out the rain.

3 ales as well as Old Rosie on the hand pumps. The 3 pints of Rudgate’s Ruby Mild were all on very good form.

The Red Lion overlooks a lock but on the day we visited the rain was so bad you could barely see outside. The welcome is warm inside as was the fire that was on. The ales are good and being under a 2 minute walk from Fenny Stratford station the location couldn’t be any better.
lezford - 23 Dec 2016 13:45
The landlord of this pub is the most obnoxious rude person I have ever had the misfortune to meet. So best avoid this Punch Taverns pub
Maudie - 7 Aug 2015 19:12
Excellent beer, excellent setting alongside the Grand Union Lock 22. Nice beer garden, recently refurbished both outside and in. Locals very friendly and happy to give directions and recommendations to local restaurants. Well worth a visit if you like your real ales (3 hand pumps) or ciders 2 scrumpies and a perry on offer.
AleAbuser - 6 May 2014 13:13
A real gem of a pub with a friendly atmosphere. Inside the Grade II listed building, the main bar area has various seating, a pool table, duke box and a large screen TV showing live rugby/football matches. It can get quite busy at weekends and a further room is available for those busier occasions. An open fire is also used during the winter months.

Externally, the pub has had a facelift and it now looks splendid with its new coat of white paint and striking red lion. The garden is right on the edge of the Grand Union canal and is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a sunny afternoon watching the boats go by.

Two regularly changing real ales are offered with a further hand pump being brought into use on Fridays and the weekend. These range from mainstream brewers to some of the more obscure and smaller breweries with a few nice surprises being discovered on some visits, such as Kelham Island ‘Pale Rider’, Harviestoun ‘Old Engine Oil’ and Inveralmond ‘Thrappledouser. Future beers include Wooden Hand Brewery’s ‘Cornish Mutiny’ and Whale Ale Co’s ‘Premium Amber’.

The landlord certainly knows how to look after his cellar with the beers always being served in tip-top condition. Ciders.... are Strongbow and Westons Old Rosie, with a few bottled ciders also on offer.

The pub was awarded MK and North Bucks Pub of the Year in 2010 and is Good Beer Guide listed. It’s also dog friendly and well worth a visit.

SeanyBoy26 - 25 Mar 2014 18:45
First time ever at this pub and we took some friends with us as it was recommended by the Good Beer Guide - what a dump!! Down a side road by the industrial units and although in a potentially great location by the canal lock this is a very down-at-heel boozer and not what we expected. The beer choice was poor with really only one "guest ale" to talk about (An Orkney Pale Ale) the others being standard national brands. We got the feeling that the pub might be in the processs of changing hands? Main bar had blaring music and a bunch of lager-drinking blokes playing pool so we went outside via the grotty gazebo into the canalside "garden" which had a few flowers but as many weeds and nettles around it. Toilets were basic. Shall not be going back unless it gets a complete re-fit.
mcroyal - 13 Jul 2013 23:54

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