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Rock 'N' Roll Christmas Burger Co

Book your Christmas get together now and enjoy a festive burger and dessert for just £14.95! Available throughout December. 

Find the menu online or pick up a copy next time you're in. 

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November Brewery of the Month

This month we have teamed up with Hampshire brewery Ringwood and will be offering a selection of their beers throughout October.
Also available Bunkers Hill in Nottingham, Black Swan in Edwinstowe, Blue Stoops in Chesterfield, Hop Pole in Beeston, King Alfred in Alfreton, Great Northern in Langley Mill, Golden Fleece in Nottingham, 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

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 26/11

Special Event

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

Tomorrow 27/11


Live Music from 9pm


Vinyl 45 (9pm)Sixties/Seventies harmony band

Saturday 28/11


Live Music from 9pm


Aistaguca (9pm)Balkan gypsy band

Sunday 29/11


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.


John Porter Trio & Nathan Bray (1:30pm)

Special Event

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

next Wednesday 2/12

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".

Latest Tweets

RT @halfhitchgin: @TheLionBasford tonic is down to preference but most definitely something light to let the gin sing & served with a large
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Live jazz 1.30-3.30pm courtesy of Ben Martin and his quartet https://t.co/Ww8TixRTQt
4 days ago

It's week 2 of our new menu! Sunday roasts served from 12noon until 4pm (Main menu available until 9pm) https://t.co/EDaLAciK9G
4 days ago

@halfhitchgin with pleasure! What would be your recommended 'perfect serve' gin & tonic?
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Another gin we'll be stocking is @halfhitchgin which we'll pair up with @FentimansLtd mixers #watchthisspace https://t.co/qWxCPNDwbH
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We're expanding our gin selection in time for the festive season. Starting with the @ginMare wait until you try this https://t.co/TOv6QFGvuO
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@ginMare what garnish do you recommend? Lime? Lemon? Basil? Cucumber?
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Since launching our new menu, the Brooklyn Beer Can Chicken has proved very popular! Who is yet to try it? https://t.co/76kCYBBqx5
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RT @DavidBowieReal: ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW Its happening now David Bowies new album (pronounced Blackstar) is... https
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RT @thebunkershill: A week on Thursday we have Dan Gilland from @Traffic_Street here to launch a weekend of taking over our taps! https://t
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This Weeks Ales:
Draught Bass


Nottingham Legend


Castle Rock Harvest Pale


Ringwood - Forty Niner


Shipstones Bitter


Black Iris - Snake Eyes


Falstaff - Fist Full of Hops


Blue Monkey Infinity +1


Home Ales - Robin Hood


Shipstone’s - Original


Flipside - Clippings IPA


Titanic - Anchor


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