The Lion at Basford
The Lion at Basford
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Located 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. Food serving times; Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm then 5pm-9pm Saturday: 12pm-9pm Sunday: 12pm-7pm
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Rocka999
Liverpool, UK128 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Great pub, good food, nice selection of real ales and live music to boot. Tram runs by the pub so is easy to get to. Would definitely visit again when back in the area.
Written 4 June 2023
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Jo Louwell
Cromford, UK410 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Popped in here for some food Saturday early evening after a cheeky beer in the brewery next door. We had a lovely golden ale then chose a burger each, we went for the Mamma Mia but asked to have the chicken southern fried instead of plain chicken breast, which was obviously naughty but nice 😬. We also both upgraded to sweet potato fries. The burger was delicious especially with the halloumi, it wasn’t the most succulent chicken burger I’ve had but it was good. The onion ring was also nice, we really enjoyed our food!
Written 2 April 2023
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Tom W
Derby, UK112 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
A fantastic pub! Not in an obvious spot but worth a visit. A good range of drinks, very friendly staff, an engaging inside decor that is cosy and sociable, and a brilliant outdoor area that is wonderful in the summer. Gigs are available and there’s a nice community of customers. The food, which is not exactly cheap, is very tasty that I would recommend. This is also good for veggies/vegans.
Written 28 January 2023
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Missjrmidnight
Nottingham, UK16 contributions
Jan 2023
Lovely food, great vibe and interiors, very friendly atmosphere and excellent selection of ales! Will definitely be back.
Written 22 January 2023
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Collette S
United Kingdom8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
The Lion at Basford is one of those places that has an eclectic mix of clientele..
All of the staff are friendly, approachable, and down to earth.
We went for food. The menu mainly specialises in burgers, however other small meals are available. There is a wide range of burgers to choose from, including a vegetarian/vegan range.
The Lion is a proper pub, with a very welcoming atmosphere.
Written 30 December 2022
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Orlando H
Nottingham, UK101 contributions
Sept 2022 • Family
Loaded chips

Chicken wings

A pint

Good chat

Friendly staff

A huuuge guiness deck chair

Small guiness deck chairs

Inside

Outside
Written 9 September 2022
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Sarah C
6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Interesting and quirky pub, I enjoyed looking at the decor. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I loved the naming of the food on the menu which added a bit of fun. I had the Johnny Cash burger and I thought it would be tasty, but it was more than tasty, utterly delicious, as were the fries and onion rings. I was just sad I couldn’t quite manage it all. My companions also thoroughly enjoyed their choices. I would definitely visit again and recommend it to anyone looking for a casual meal out.
Written 2 September 2022
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RLBAllen
Loughborough, UK718 contributions
Jul 2022
came for a team lunch; food was very good and good value. onion rings in particular were fantastic; more like onion bhajis!
Written 19 July 2022
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Andy R
Stoke-on-Trent, UK3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Came with my daughter who recommended the place, I completely understand why, great ales, staff and food along with a huge beer garden! Brilliant!
Written 11 May 2022
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radfordred
Nottingham, UK2,480 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Sunny Friday evening 25/3/22 with daughter & grand daughter in tow, a brew I have never had before Castle Rocks Jungle VIP could soon become my favourite beer, it was excellent 👌
Burgers & fries all round, chicken goujons for young Ez, food was superb all trays soon cleared.
Written 26 March 2022
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THE LION AT BASFORD: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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The Lion at Basford is open:
  • Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00