BRAND NEW! It's Soul Time!

Brand New for 2017! Playing all original vinyl records, DJ's Luke Riddel and Kieran Marriot provide us with a bit of soul. Playing Motown, Northern Soul, Funk and Ska the boys play so you can either sit back and enjoy the music or get up and get down!
Expect to hear Jackie Wilson, Darrel Banks, Gloria Jones, Dana Valery, The Casualeers, The Impressions, Jamo Thomas and more! If you have any rare records you want to bring in and hear played feel free. Kicking off from 8.30pm every Thursday night.

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Welcome to Jazz Club... Nice!

The Lion at Basford's Sunday afternoon Jazz Club is one of Nottingham's most famous jazz clubs. For over fifteen years Sunday afternoon has welcomed full to bursting audiences who come to experience the greatest names in local jazz – from the early days of Shipstone Street Jazz Orchestra and Ben Martin to today’s top local names, Esmond Selwyn, Dave Leithead and Ed Marchewicz.
With music ranging from fun, boogie-woogie and jive, to classy vocalists exploring the Great American songbook, there is music to suit every taste. So, for families looking a special celebratory meal, or an addition to a Cultural weekend, or for parents who simply want to introduce their children to jazz, the Sunday Jazz Lunch us the perfect setting. Food served 12noon - 7pm.

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Sunday Night Music Quiz

The longest running and greatest music quiz in Basford, with great food, great beer, great prizes and your fantastic host Shaun Whitehead to take you through it...
Do you know your Barry White from your Beethoven? Your Madonna from your Lady Madonna? If so Sunday nights from 8.30pm is the day and the time. We also throw in a couple of games of Sticky Thirteens for extra measure. Please book tables by emailing the website.

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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 25/10

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".

Friday 27/10


Live Music from 9pm


Old Red Eyes (9pm)Beautiful South Tribute

Saturday 28/10


Live Music from 9pm


The Sweetchunks (9pm)Halloween Party

next Sunday 29/10


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.


Ben Martin + Nik Svark + Andrew Wood + Martyn Spencer (1:30pm)

Special Event

Sunday Night Music Quiz (8:30pm)With Shaun Whitehead. Great chilled out sounds and questions to end the weekend....starts 8.30pm

next Monday 30/10

Special Event

Backgammon Club (8:30pm)Here at the Lion we are proud to host Nottingham's Backgammon Club. They welcome all abilities and have experienced players to help you learn and improve. They met every Monday at 8:30pm, except for bank holidays

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This Weeks Ales:
Draught Bass


Kelham Island - Pale Rider


Nottingham Legend


Castle Rock - Screech Owl


Pentrich - Soma


Home Ales - Robin Hood


Shipstone’s - Original


Black Iris - Stab In The Dark


Nottingham - Dreadnought


Pheasantry - American IPA


Home Ales - Maid Marian


 Totally Brewed - Crazy Like A Fox


Ashover - Zoo


Black Iris - Bajan Breakfast


Kelham Island - Kelham Best


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