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Does Your Mother Know?

Join us on Mother's Day and treat your mum and the rest of the family to a Rock 'n Roll Burger. All day on Sunday 15th March you can get four burgers or hot dogs, four drinks, any sharer sundae, flowers for mum and an Angry Birds® activity pack all for only £29.99.
To top it all off, for no extra cost you can enjoy the live jazz 1.30-3.30pm from The Brian Archer Quintet! All sorts of terms and conditions apply so check the promotional poster for more details. Food is served until 8pm and booking is heartily recommended.

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St. Patrick's Day Mayhem

Shamus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen say their mission is "To make people dance and laugh!" They also say if you leave a Shamus gig dripping in sweat and a huge grin on your face they consider it a job done! We can't argue with Shamus' words!. Join us on Tuesday 17th March from 9pm for what promises to be the best Paddy's Day party you've been too.
Guinness is reduced to a promo price of £3 all day and we'llk have the usual plethora of silly Guinness hats and t-shirts! We'll be getting in the mood from about 7.30ish but Shamus and the boys will be on stage from 9pm

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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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Stout & Porter Stroll #SNPSTROLL

If it's March it can only mean one thing- the Stout & Porter Stroll is here again, so why not take part this year? This is the tenth Nottingham CAMRA Stout and Porter event. It is three weeks of campaigning in order to promote two of the oldest beer styles still drunk in Britain today - and this year they have the magnificent total of fifty pubs for you to visit.
The Stroll will take place from Saturday, 8th March through to Saturday, 29th March 2015. To support the event, just visit The Lion to find out what is available; many outlets will be stocking several different beers throughout the stroll and at The Lion you'll find a permamnent choice of three stouts or porters. Once you have sampled your chosen tipple, fill in the record sheet with the date and the name of the beer sampled. Once you’ve visited six pubs you can enter Nottingham CAMRA's prize draw. Of course you can continue until you have visited all fifty pubs on the stroll - what could be simpler? 

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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

Tomorrow 1/4

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 2/4

Special Event

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

Friday 3/4


Live Music from 9pm


The Underdogs (9pm)Explosive Pop/Rock

Saturday 4/4


Live Music from 9pm


Highway Junkies (9pm)Americana/Stomp

next Sunday 5/4


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.

Special Event

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

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