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June Brewery of the Month

This month we have teamed up with Sarah Hiughes Brewery and will be offering their beers throughout June. Also available at the Bunkers Hill in Hockley, Black Swan in Edwinstowe, Hop Pole in Beeston, King Alfred in Alfreton, Great Northern in Langley Mill, King Alfred in Alfreton, The Midland in Ripley, Nags Head in Chesterfield, Queens Head in Marlpool, Rutland Cottage in Ilkeston, Steampacket in Swanwick and Waggon & Horses in Nottingham.

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Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog

The 3rd version of the Rock 'n Roll Burger Co. menu launched on Monday 2nd March 2015. It's only been one year since the Rock 'n Roll Burger Co. concept was first launched but it's evolved so much since then. In the third incarnation we say hello to a brand new selection of hot dogs, Hound Dogs to be precise.
All of the eight Hound Dogs have been carefully put together to reflect the Spring and Summer weather, a different selection will be launched after the summer to reflect the colder and cosier seasons. This choice of eight hit dogs includes 12 inch Cumberland sausages, Vegetarian Quorn® sausages and Vegan Linda McCartney® sausages. the idea being that everyone will find one they like!

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Nottingham's Longest-Running Open Mic

Presented by The Boothill Toe-Tappers. All performers receive a free pint of Lincoln Green brewing Co, or any draught product.
Nottingham's longest-running open mic night has been running for nearly fifteen years and it goes from strength to strength! Now supported by one of our favourite local breweries, it has been given a whole new lease of life which could take it anywhere!

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The Big Wednesday Quiz

Join Mark, your quizmaster, at The Lion every Wednesday night from 9pm for the definitive general knowledge quiz. Questions vary from current affairs to sci-fi movies and everything inbetween. The quiz is sponsored by Oakham Ales and the top prize every week is £50 cash. There are occasionally other minor prizes which can vary between t-shirts and cases of cider.
For only £1 entry (per person) not only do you play for £50 cash but everyone playing gets entered into a weekly prize draw to be called up to play open-the-box. We start with 11 keys and each week if the box doesn;t get opened the keys go down and down to just 2. In the box is £100 and it can rollover and accumulate! See you Wednesday!

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Coming up this week

Today 26/6


Sunday Lunchtime Jazz@ the Lion...from 1.30pmOur ever popular Live Jazz sessions. We are incredibly lucky to be able to have some of the most talented, grooviest performers showcase themselves at The Lion.


Ben Martin 4 (1:30pm)

Special Event

The Lion Music QuizGreat chilled out sounds and questions to end the weekend....starts 8.30pm

Wednesday 29/6

Special Event

The Lion Quiz (9pm)A fun general knowledge quiz sponsored by Oakham Ales. Top prize is £50 cash plus get a chance to "Open The Box".

Thursday 30/6

Special Event

The Lion Open Mic NightHosted by Steve & Steve, this is the longest running Open Mic in Nottm.....busy and very popular

next Friday 1/7


Live Music from 9pm


Vinyl 45 (9pm)

next Saturday 2/7


Live Music from 9pm


Borderline (9pm)

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This Weeks Ales:
Draught Bass


Castle Rock Harvest Pale


Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out


Lincoln Green - Archer IPA


Shipstones - Nut Brown


Pentrich - Kiama


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