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Summer Gathering 2015

The Summer Gathering has been a staple in the summer calendar for John and Josie for five years now, they founded the annual music and beer festival at The Lord Nelson in Sneinton and brought it with them when they took over at The Lion at Basford two years ago. On Saturday 30th May from 1.45pm there'll be 8 live bands outside, as well as a beer tent sponsored by Shipstone's featuring over 30 different ales.
The line-up features the best local live musicians on the circuit including Satnam's Tash, Blue Vulture, The Roz Bruce Infusion and Next Stop Nashville- the new country rock band featuring The Lion at Basford's very own John and on guitar and lead vocals and Chris on percusssion. Accompanying the beer tent and the live bands outside will be a Rock n Roll Burger Co barbecue.

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Bath Ales Showcase in May

During May we are showcasing beers from Bath Ales. Bath Ales is a brewery located in the town of Warmley, Bristol, north-west of Bath, you may recognise their simple dashing hare logo and might even have tried their more popular ales such as Gem, Barnsey and Golden Hare. 
Other pubs showcasing their ales throughout May 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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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 Mild Trail 25th April - 6th June

The eagerly awaited Nottingham CAMRA Mild Trail is here again. There are a similar number of pubs to last year, however you will notice several new ones appearing. There are over seventy pubs in the Nottingham area on the trail so we have plenty of places for you to visit. This year there are also trails in the Vale of Belvoir and in the Mansfield & Ashfield areas. 
Collect 8 or more stickers from the pubs listed and send in your entry. The draw for the prizes will be made shortly after the closing date. There will be some unique Mild Trail T-shirts to be won, along with some bottles of mild. There will also be other prizes kindly donated by a number of the participating pubs. In addition, everyone who enters will to be able to get a free pint of mild at the next Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle from 7th to 10th October. Download the official Mild Trail 2015 here.

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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

Wednesday 27/5

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 28/5

Special Event

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

Friday 29/5


Live Music from 9pm


The Score (9pm)

next Saturday 30/5


Live Music from 9pm


Shipstone's presents the Annual Summer Gathering10 hours of live music

next Sunday 31/5


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.


Karen Lake and Impressions (1:30pm)

Special Event

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

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Oakham - Citra


Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons


Draught Bass


Nottingham EPA


Castle Rock Harvest Pale


Shipstones Bitter


Caythorpe - One Swallow


Ringwood - Old Thumper


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