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Lion Tavern (Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken UK))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain AleExcellent1
Copper Dragon - Best BitterGood1
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)Good2
Highgate - Dark MildAcceptable1
Highgate - Davenport's Busy FoolAcceptable1
Jennings - BitterAcceptable1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - BitterAcceptable1
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - TemptressExcellent1
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleExcellent1
Rooster's - Fort SmithExcellent1
Adnams - American Style IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Banks's - Banks's (aka Original)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn GoldNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - InfusionNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Cottage - TornadoNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Crazy Horse IPANot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)Not Tried0
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Dishy DebbieNot Tried0
Peerless - Triple BlondNot Tried0
Phoenix - Black Bee PorterNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Waen - Festival GoldNot Tried0
Wilson Potter - Bon Don DoonNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lion Tavern, Liverpool, Merseyside

Visits Details

09 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Quiet Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20ExcellentSweetish
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00ExcellentRare for me to even try Roosters
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Wilson Potter - Bon Don Doon4.20Not Tried
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)3.90Not Tried
20 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Remembered to claim my CAMRA discount this time. Good few in. On leaving there was a railway replacement bus outside Moorfields station for some reason and it left immediately and went straight to Lime Street in a couple of minutes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain Ale4.00ExcellentMid brown standard bitter - just what I wanted
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Peerless - Triple Blond4.20Not Tried
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)3.90Not Tried
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Crazy Horse IPA5.10Not Tried
27 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
We had to travel from Moorfields to Lime Street Railway Station, and had the choice of catching the rail replacement bus service, or doing the journey on foot and stopping at various pubs on the way, we chose the latter. The Lion was busy as usual, we sat in the back bar which was quieter, and enjoyed a pork pie with our beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Good
08 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
A busy Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Temptress3.60Excellent
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn Gold3.60Not Tried
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)3.90Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Infusion3.90Not Tried
27 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Forgot to ask for the recently introduced CAMRA members' discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)3.90Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Phoenix - Black Bee Porter4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80Not Tried
Waen - Festival Gold4.20Not Tried
13 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2015 hours visit. Less crowded than I have known it. Hoped might have some Holt's Bitter on
BeerABVScoreNotes
George Wright - Lion Returns (house beer)3.90GoodBulk standard bitter
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Dishy Debbie4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Cottage - Tornado4.00Not Tried
26 Feb 2010 (Ian)
My favourite interior of any Liverpool pub. The wooden bar screen and etched glass and Victorian tiling are all awesome. Best whisky selection too. Pies look really tasty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Highgate - Davenport's Busy Fool4.30AcceptableMid brown, lasting cream head. OK, slight caramel malt bitter, Not great, but ok.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Ale3.80Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
22 Mar 2007 (Ian)
One of the most unspoilt Victorian pubs in Liverpool. Wooden bar, surround and rear screen are stunning. Three hatches at the rear and side to serve beer to the smaller side rooms. Etched glass, period light fixtures and stained glass cupola all add to the effect. Guest beers tend to be from regionals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Copper Dragon - Best Bitter3.80GoodAmber/copper colour with thick beige head. Light enough hop, malt, yeasty aroma. Decent biscuity malt in mouth, soft and then slightly spicy hop on finish. Decent best bitter spice/pepper hop is excellent.
Jennings - Bitter3.50AcceptableDeep chestnut colour with lasting beige head. Nutty malty bitter with some sweet date fruit later in the palate. Faint malt aroma. Soft in mouth. Bit of hop on end. Decent session bitter, light of character, but with enough flavour to make it suppable.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Banks's (aka Original)3.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
17 Jan 2006 (Ian)
Early evening and there was a transition of clientele from the office workers to locals in the main bar and other drinkers in the smaller rooms. The wallpaper and curtains really do detract from the general wonderful architecture of this pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Bitter4.00AcceptableDeep gold with creamy head. Use of sparklers at this pub methinks. Slightly eggy aroma. Firmish in mouth with yeasty hop inish. Could be good but ruined by sparkler. Bitter citrus hop finish, bit bready. OK bitter
Highgate - Dark Mild3.40AcceptableVery very dark brown, cream coloured head. Not a huge aroma, but some toastiness. Roasted malts in mouth are good though. Inoffensive mild, just requires more flavour
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not TriedSeemed to be selling well

About the Lion Tavern

The pub sign. Lion Tavern, Liverpool, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good4
Acceptable4
Poor-

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The pub is found in Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2BP.

Wonderful Grade II listed pub right by Moorfields railway station. The Victorian tiling and etched glass alone are worth coming to see. There are 3 rooms served by a central bar. The main smoke room has 8 handpulls. The rear 2 rooms are served from the bar by 2 hatches. This is a gem. Quiet, yet just on the verge of the city centre. Good for reading and long technical conversations. In early 2013 introduced a discount on real ale for card holding CAMRA members but withdrew it in 2015 due to misuse by some customers. Closed for a while in late 2015 into 2016.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: L2 2BP