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St. George's Garden Party

Wednesday April 23rd sees us celebrate the patron saint of England will our annual garden party. Perfect to bring the kids along to after school we'll have food and entertainment in the beer garden from 4pm. Our birds-of-prey exhibit, which went down so well last year we've booked it again for this year!
 
If you missed our last year, you can visit our Facebook page and see all of the wonderful photos taken of the kids with the owls, falcons and kestrels. We'll also be serving our Rock 'n' Roll Burger Co menu until 8.30pm and our Wednesday night wuiz from 9pm will have a very British theme. See you then, we cannot wait.

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Rock 'n Roll Burger Co.

A brand new and exciting food menu launches at The Lion on Monday 31st March which ties-in nicely with the first day of the new Spring opening hours! Food will be served 12noon - 6pm and we hope to extend these times in the near future if the menu proves to be as big a hit for us as Rock Around The Clock was for Bill Haley and the Comets!
 
Packed full of choice, the menu lists over 20 different burgers including 100% British beef, venison, chicken, lamb, fish and a few veggie options too! Available all day on Monday and Tuesday is our Beer & Burger offer which is applicable to our Memphis Belle burger and comes with a pint of Harvest Pale for only £6.95. The full menu is available by clicking the Rock'N Roll Burger Co. tab on the homepage or by visiting www.pubpeople.com/thelionatbasford.

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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 2014. 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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March Brewery of the Month

Oakham Ales of Peterborough, were lucky enough to get in on the ground floor of the revival of craft beer, and canny enough to grow continually throughout their existence. They have established “J.H.B.” as a very popular beer and all of their regular and special beers have a following somewhere - sometimes in the most unusual places! Pub People team up with Oakham Ales to showcase some of the brewers classic and newer ales. Throughout March you’ll find one of their ales on the bar here at the The Lion and your CAMRA discount is applicable to all of them. For more information you can find Oakham Ales on Facebook, Twitter and Untappd or visit www.oakhamales.co.uk/
 
Other pubs showcasing their ales include The Black Swan (Edwinstowe), The Midland (Ripley), The Poacher and Rutland  Cottage  (Ilkeston), The Steampacket (Swanwick), Bunkers Hill (Nottingham), The Plough and The Waggon & Horses (Nottingham), Hop Pole (Beeston), Great Northern (Langley Mill), King Alfred (Alfreton) and The Queen's Head (Marlpool).

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Coming up this week

Today 23/4

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".

 

St. George's Day Garden Party (4pm)Join our English birds-o-prey exhibit in the garden in the afternoon and join us for a very special Quiz night from 9pm. Rock 'n' Roll Burger Co. is served until 8.30pm


Tomorrow 24/4

Special Event

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


Friday 25/4

Entertainment

Highway Junkies (9pm)


Saturday 26/4

Entertainment

Cactus Jack (9pm)


Sunday 27/4

Entertainment

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

 

Teddy Fullick 5 (1:30pm)


Special Event

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


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The team from @NottmBrewery will be here from 3.30-4pm with the #Nottingham Knights let's hope for some sunshine in the #beergarden yay
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We've just heard word that from 3.30-4pm today the Nottingham Knights and horses will be joining our birds exhibit :) http://t.co/UeCfGFEiOV
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What an exciting day we have 2day! Birds of Prey Exhibition, our old friends The Knights of Nottingham will be joining us & then quiz night.
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Another reminder tomorrow late-afternoon we'll have our St. George's Day fun in the beer garden! Plus English-themed qui night from 9pm boom
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