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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 thast everyone will find one they like!

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Nottingham's Longest-Running Open Mic

You may know Steve and Steve better as The Boot Hill Toe-Tappers, but did you know they've hosted the open mic night here at The Lion for over ten years? Nottingham's longest-running open mic night has been running for nearly fifteen years and it goes from strenght to strength! Now supported by one of our favourite local breweries, Blue Monkey, it has been given a whole new lease of life which could take it anywhere!
Blue Monkey beer such as BG Sips, Ape Ale, Infinity (John's fave) and Guerilla go down so well we've decided to give fans of the open mic night a reward. All Blue Mokey Ales will now have a 25p discount and that's on top of the 15p per pint discount we already give to Nottingham CAMRA members. To find out more about Blue Monkey you can visit www.bluemonkeybrewery.com

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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 1/8


Live Music from 9pm


3 Eyed Fox (9pm)Folk/Rock

Tomorrow 2/8


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.


Jake McMahon (1:30pm)

Special Event

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

Wednesday 5/8

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".

next Thursday 6/8

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 7/8


Live Music from 9pm


Last Pedestrians (9pm)Metal/Skiffle

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Cleaning and tidying our function room before it gets used this Sunday. Available for hire... 0115 9703506 http://t.co/Gf67ua24LZ
2 days ago

Let's get quizzical! 50 cash prize for the winning team in tonight's quiz. Plus open the box prize of over 50! Be here for 9pm kick off
3 days ago

Great to have All the local teachers in here celebrating the end of term! Enjoy your Sumer holidays, you have earned it! #teachers #summer
24 Jul 2015

Friday at the Lion means music, ale, cider and craft beer! Come down and listen to the amazing Kelly's Heroes from 9 http://t.co/YRtavoF0J0
24 Jul 2015

What's for tea? Can't be bothered to cook? It's national hot dog day, go on, treat yerselves! http://t.co/sGRBqP3glJ http://t.co/5yqHQUZKlf
23 Jul 2015

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23 Jul 2015

Has everyone seen @1stAD_Greggles in today's @Nottingham_Post with one of our hound dogs? It's national hotdog day! http://t.co/pv0FC7T8Wt
23 Jul 2015

RT @whitebum: So tonight's was my 1st night running the Wed quiz @TheLionBasford good response from the gathered masses. #nocatchphrasesyet
23 Jul 2015

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This Weeks Ales:
Oakham - Citra


Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons


Pheasantry - Best Bitter


Draught Bass


Nottingham Legend


Oakham - Scarlet Macaw


Castle Rock Harvest Pale


Castle Rock - Elsie Mo


Thornbridge - Jaipur


Shipstones Bitter


Oakham - Green Devil IPA


Black Iris - Snake Eyes


Oakham - JHB


Oakham - Preacher


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