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Lion Inn, Telford

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user reviews of the Lion Inn, Telford

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Called to watch the rugby. At half time ordered a pint of Wye Valley HPA - a particular favourite after visiting the brewery. Beer took time to serve, more time to clear -which it never did and tasted like dish water.
I explained to the person behind the bar that it was not satisfactory to which he replied "I recognised you as a troublemaker - On yer bike and F*** OFF!"
As a 68 year old cyclist I was un-nerved and upset by the accusation and aggression.
I left after confirming that I could quote the above.
I was wearing a CAMRA t shirt - perhaps he had been bitten by one once? Who knows.
Willvend - 28 May 2016 21:43
Best pub near the Telford mall, and just far enough away to still have a village atmosphere. Always good beer, and coming from the South East I don't think the food is pricey, and it is home cooked rather than run through a microwave, so excellent all round.
OldandBitter - 10 Feb 2016 15:27
Re-visited for an evening meal after heard it had changed hands. 4 real ales on including Black Sheep on fine form. Chose from a limited, little over-priced menu, the steak was OK the Chicken well presented, blue cheese sauce over priced at 1.50. Homemade chips, decent veg except for TINNED PEAS! What!?
As before, a decent enough experience (except for TINNED PEAS) but nothing exceptional - again I won't be rushing back!
stevane - 18 Jun 2012 11:50
I love this pub! It is one of my all time favourites. So cosy and beautifully kept. When I retire i want to live next door! Olde Worlde, brass, warm and cosy and clean! perfection.
mickey123 - 22 Dec 2011 21:52
Cracking pub which is friendly, has decent regualrs, a well kept house and serves really good ale, all of which can be somewhat of a rarity in Telford (outside of Ironbridge).

Anyone visiting Telford for events / work should seriously consider using this as their base during their stay - there is a guest house nextdoor, it is out of the way and is near enough to the train station & motorway to be classed as convenient. Agree with Xopher's sentiments regarding visiting as a drinker; if you find yourself a cosy corner, you are set for as long as you want to be set for.

telfordmanx - 31 Dec 2010 13:39
Oops - forgot to give a rating!
Xopher - 15 Dec 2010 12:57
Visit as a drinker, not as a diner - it's a lovely, small, cosy pub and if you're in at closing time you don't have to leave promptly!
Xopher - 15 Dec 2010 12:57
27-7-2009 Olde worlde Banks's house, Bitter & Mild plus Jennings Cumberland Ale and surprisingly Old Speckled Hen! Reasonable Food though typical pub grub, nothing exceptional. Landlady very keen to ensure everything OK. Decent enough place but won't rush back
stevane - 23 Feb 2010 23:06

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