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The Red Lion Hotel, Wareham - pub details

Red Lion Hotel

Address: North Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4AB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30392) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wareham (0.5 miles), Holton Heath (2.4 miles), Wool (5.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 16 users)
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Surprised to find it so quiet upon entering but perhaps it's because it doesn't offer a view of anything other than a road. Or maybe it's because the Morland Original lost its condition very quickly, the beer range is uninspiring (Tribute, OSH and London Glory also on sale), the cider choice is almost non-existent (someone tell them that bottled Rekorderlig doesn't count as a cider) and its quite expensive. Nice looking inside and out though.
paul_d102 - 5 Jun 2017 19:36
I normally steer clear of Greedy King pubs as the choice of ales are poor and not very tasty, but I was pleasantly surprised with the not so usual GK suspects here.
Woodforde's Nelson's Revenge, Morland Original, Old Nutty Hen (a must try beer) and Old Gold from Belhaven.
I was really looking forward to the Old Gold. Doh! This has to be one of the worst beers ever produced.
It was so vinegary I thought it was off, but the bar staff told me it should taste like that. I wasn't the first to comment about it.
They were kind enough to change it for me for the Nelson - very good of them.
Good food at reasonable prices.
fugglehops - 6 Oct 2016 21:04
Large imposiing old street-corner building which is now part of the Greene King hotels chain. It has been modernised but still has something of the old charm of a bygone era about it. We sat in the spacious bar area which was comfortably furnished and quite "genteel". Friendly barmaid who offered us a selection of 6 beers which included a couple of GK products as well as as guest ales. Both our beers were in good condition (Cask Marque) and although this is not a "pub" it is the kind of place you could take the wife and inlaws to !
mcroyal - 12 Apr 2014 13:08
Hotel bar with the emphasis on food which looked pretty good, they did have a good selection of real ale on, 4 i think with a couple from smaller breweries. Tried a beer from the Dark Star brewery which was very good.

The bar area was very well decorated and it has a outside drinking area witha lot of benches and tables available.

Pleasant and efficient bar staff.
beershot - 2 Sep 2013 14:56
In spite of the claim of an "ever changing range of personally selected real ales", two of the three ales were from Greene King. Hardly surprising since this is a Greene King pub! No one who knows anything about beer would ever deliberately choose Greene King ales - I think the claim about the ales is rather misleading.

Service and atmosphere on the whole pretty good though.
Mark888 - 26 Nov 2012 03:53

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