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The Lion, Kenilworth

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Friendly Local

Worth it for the friendliness and banter. Much better than many alternatives. Been visiting here... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
MPAWAREING
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Friendly fun atmosphere plenty of smiles all round

Friendly fun atmosphere plenty of smiles all round. This wonderful homey pub is just great for... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
marlainac2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible21%
Feb 12, 2019
“Friendly Local”
1 week ago
“Smelly pub, rude staff”
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35 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shopping on the high street and from the outside this looked like a nice quaint place for a pint. I couldn't be more wrong. As soon as you enter you're hit by a smell which is vile. A musty old smell. The young...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow this pub STINKS! It smells like stale urine. Very much an old mans pub. Was served by a very rude young man who basically spat his words out at me and looked at me with disgust like I was beneath him. Full of lairy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

We used to go here on a regular basis, quick pop in after shopping type of thing as we live local- but we’ve noticed it is really on the decline. It smells horrible, like mouldy old mops, stale and really off putting. The locals are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Luckylotty
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Popped into this local for a quick drink, on entering was 'hit' by the stench of sewerage. As we weren't 'locals' we got a few stares! Made a joke with barman about the drains smell which was not very well received. Sat in a corner...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Worth it for the friendliness and banter. Much better than many alternatives. Been visiting here for over 20 years - and keep coming back. Says a lot!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MPAWAREING
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Friendly fun atmosphere plenty of smiles all round. This wonderful homey pub is just great for grabbing a quick pint or glass of Champaign. Every combination of alcoholic drink you could ask for, the best thing of all that it opens for whole day. They...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marlainac2015
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice pub friendly staff, has got bad reviews for some reason, i like it so do my friends.. judge for yourself

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DanL1423
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Good prices. Quick service. Good food at decent prices. Nice atmosphere. Compared to the Almanack the furniture was decent too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dahaw
Reviewed March 16, 2018

I've never eaten here, but I've been a few times with my father-in-law whilst the football has been on... £2.50 a pint whilst the football is on! You can't get a pint that cheap anywhere I know of! The service is fine, they're always happy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mcdo142000
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited this pub. The first occasion the barmaid was extremely rude, but gave the pub the benefit of doubt. Visited again but same scenario & extremely discourteous barmaid. So much so that when we accidentally spilled half a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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