The Lion at Basford

THE LION INN

 

The Lion at Basford has a lovely large garden areaLocated in the shadows of the magnificent Shipstone’s Brewery, The Lion Inn at New Basford in Nottingham has an enviable reputation for cask ales and live music. Its' rustic charm and great ale house ambiance has made it very popular with locals and travelling customers.

 

Since the opening of the Nottingham Express Tram (NET) access to the Lion has never been easier. Shipstone Street tram stop is right outside.

 

An entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the past ten years the Lion has a virtual beer festival every week. All day, every day there are at least 10 cask ales available. The blend of products on sale is managed extremely carefully. You may expect to see choices from Batemans’s, Greene King, Bass and Black Sheep along side regional ales from Fullers, Timothy Taylor, Hopback and Oakham.

 

We are proud to have been awarded the cask marque. A sign of the perfect pint The real success of the Lion however comes from the exposure that is given to local and regional micro breweries. In the past 12 months over 500 different ales from micros have been on sale. These include many local to Nottingham including Nottingham Brewery, Mallard, Magpie, Milestone, Springhead and Castlerock. Kelham Island, Abbeydale and Ossett from Yorkshire have always proved popular. As have those from further south like Hook Norton, Crouch Vale, Exmoor, and many others.

 

The beer cellars at the Lion are amazing. Two floors down and formed from one of Nottingham’s natural caves the cellars here are amongst the deepest in the city.

 

Live music at the Lion is as legendary as Robin Hood!! The Sunday Lunchtime jazz session is an institution. Local and travelling bands play a variety of sounds on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

The pub also has a great reputation for food. Traditional homemade food is served every lunchtime and evening with a special selection of roasts on Sundays.

 We serve a wide range of real ales.

Summers at The Lion have always been the busy time. There is an excellent beer garden and elevated patio adjacent to the well lit car park. In the winters real fires and log burners make for a warm and friendly atmosphere inside.

 

Quick links:

see our comprehensive what's on guide

see our menu and order your food in advance

have a look at our range of real ales

 

We are always happy to receive feedback on how we are doing, and registered users can create reviews about our beers and entertainment which we would love to post on the website.

 

We look after our registered customers too with special money saving vouchers that are only available when you log in. If you haven't registered, please do so here. You can opt in to receive our weekly or monthly gigs listings.

Coming up this week

Today 18/12

Entertainment

Ben Martin 4 (1:30pm)


Special Event

Backgammon (8:30pm)Every Monday we host a Backgammon night from 8.30pm Everyone welcome


Wednesday 20/12

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".


Friday 22/12

Entertainment

Live Music from 9pm

 

The Sarah Knight Band (9pm)


next Saturday 23/12

Entertainment

Live Music from 9pm

 

Borderline (9pm)


next Sunday 24/12

Entertainment

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.

 

Christmas Eve Party with Last Pedestrians (9pm)


Special Event

Teddy Fullick Quintet (1:30pm)


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This Weeks Ales:
Draught Bass

237


Kelham Island - Pale Rider

74


Nottingham Legend

4


Castle Rock - Screech Owl

1


Pentrich - Soma

0


Home Ales - Robin Hood

0


Shipstone’s - Original

0


Black Iris - Stab In The Dark

0


Nottingham - Dreadnought

0


Pheasantry - American IPA

0


Home Ales - Maid Marian

0


 Totally Brewed - Crazy Like A Fox

0


Ashover - Zoo

0


Black Iris - Bajan Breakfast

1


Kelham Island - Kelham Best

1


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 The Lion is operated by The Pub People Company. Registered office, 15 Maisies Way, The Village, South Normanton, Alfreton. DE55 2DS.Registered in England and Wales Company No. 2786124,