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The Red Lion Inn, Penzance - pub details

Red Lion Inn

Address: 36 Fore Street, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36393) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Penzance (1.7 miles)

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A real locals pub, in a fantastic setting overlooking Newlyn harbour and Mounts Bay, We visited on a sunny evening and sat outside on one of two benchs at the front, but I understand there is also a small beer garden at rear. The pool table is still in the front room. Only one real ale on when I visited, Ringwood Best bitter, which was very pleasant, and I think a couple of lagers. Menu looked good, but we visited Lewis's Fish and chips down in the centre - I had Battered John Dory and chips which was amazing, as good a fish and chips as I have had.
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 3 Jun 2015 17:15
In the 1970s there was a thriving Sunday morning "Crib School" here. Often the landlord would invite participants to have a few pints while they were waiting for the pub to open. I wonder if that still happens?
The_Heavy_Fandango - 5 Sep 2012 14:35
A decent little pub which is a bit cramped inside but thats probably more to do with the history of the place than planned that way.

The pool table seems to have been taken out since the last review and it seems better for it. Very friendly welcome and was served a decent pint of Skinners 'Stogs'. Only other real ale was Doombar.

Visited on a sunny evening and one can sit outside on a bench at the front of the building and admire the view of the harbour and Mounts Bay or, even better, go through the pub and into an enchanting small beer garden.

Didnt eat here but what was served up looked quite good.
ridleyman - 21 Jun 2010 18:29
Quite an appealing pub from the outside but the split level interior is let down by its prominent focus on the pool and darts areas which are in your face as soon as you walk through the door and take up 2/3 of the pubs prime floor space. The ceiling is plastered with “180” certificates, so many in fact that you do wonder why they bother issuing them as the darting maximum is clearly a common occurance among the locals.

The main seating area is quite small and up the steps to the rear of the pub. This section is quite homely with lots of character although it does feel like drinking in a cave with all the exposed stone, low ceilings and dim lighting courtesy of a few old lanterns. Plenty of old pictures of Newlyn and the fishermen of days gone by on the walls and the presence of fresh flowers shows a welcoming touch. There are decent views across the harbour to the front if you don’t mind getting tapped on the head by the occasional pool queue.

A fairly limited ale selection – 4 hand pumps (2 x Doom Bar and 2 x Adnams Broadside) but good enough quality. Not a place you would go out of the way for but Newlyn does make for a small pub crawl and the Red Lion would appear to be one of the better stop offs.
RogerB - 4 Apr 2009 10:59

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