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Address: 8 St. Georges Place, Cheltenham GL50 3JZ, England
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+44 1242 525636
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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Wed 10:00 - 18:30
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Proud Lion, opened in 2008, is Cheltenham's premier comic shop, owned and...

Proud Lion, opened in 2008, is Cheltenham's premier comic shop, owned and run by Ben Fardon. Ben has been a comic collector since he was young and has now been working in comic book retail for over a decade.

Proud Lion stocks comics, graphic novels, games, collectables, and merchandise. Proud Lion Outlet stocks reduced items previously on sale in store.

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The friendliest comic store

This is a truly wonderful comic store and sets a brilliant example of excellent customer service. The owner is very knowledgeable and helpful with customers, able to make very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2015
Ozbatt
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

This is a truly wonderful comic store and sets a brilliant example of excellent customer service. The owner is very knowledgeable and helpful with customers, able to make very solid recommendations based on other titles/interests you may have. In other comic stores I used when i was younger I found the staff very condescending and elitist with me for not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Proud Lion is an excellent example of an enthusiast turned entrepreneur. Ben is an enthusiastic walking comic encyclopedia, with a huge range of knowledge on the subject. Rather than this giving him an air of superiority he adapts this knowledge to the audience. I've seen small children come in looking for 'my little pony' comics, all the way up to... More 

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1 Thank shaun m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Great selection of individual issues and TPB, fair prices, great service from the knowledgable and friendly owner. My wife has been in on her own to order gifts for me and always says that the service was friendly and made her feel at ease and happy to go back.

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4 Thank Mark_Olding76
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Proud Lion is a its simplest a Comic Book shop. A Comic Book shop, however, can be more than you might think. Combining alone the incredibly friendly and helpful owner, Ben, offering some of the best customer service I have encountered, the excellent range of Comic Books, both new and old, the huge array of Board Games, Card Games, Pen... More 

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Thank George P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Proud Lion is a fantastic little independent comic book/gaming shop with some excellent treasures hidden away for you to find! I always find Ben to be a helpful, happy person who is brilliant at helping me pick out various items when I ask for help - for example, I mentioned my boyfriend likes Deadpool, so I wanted to get him... More 

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1 Thank Mousy203
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Am rather baffled by the malicious, spiteful and illiterate so-called "review" that's been posted on here by someone with an obvious chip on their shoulder. I've been a customer at Proud Lion for years and have never had a problem whatsoever. I've always had great, friendly, knowledgeable service and will continue to use the shop for all my comic book... More 

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2 Thank DJ_Dust
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

The customer service of the owner Ben is less then poor, Proud lion is closed on every other Monday of the month apart from the first. I forgot this fact and attended the shop. Ben was sat in the store with the lights on, so as I believe anyone would entered the store without a second fort. once in the... More 

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2 Thank chunky8719
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Two floors of comic goodness await you at this great independent shop - if you can resist the American sweets and snacks on the way in! Stocks Magic: The Gathering cards, graphic novels, figurines and collectables, and of course, two floors of comics :D

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