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Red Lion (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Old AleExcellent1
Exeter - County BestGood1
Wadworth - 6XGood2
Flack Manor - Hedge HopGood1
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Good1
Moorhouse's - Spring WatchGood1
Hook Norton - HookyNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Picture 1. Red Lion, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire

Visits Details

20 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
A sunny afternoon and (apart from the juke box) it was quiet inside with a number of customers enjoying the sunshine in this pleasant canal side location. The juke box which was not being played kept self selecting awful loud music so I moved to the little bar on the left which was much quieter. I left after one pint but would have stayed longer had I known that my planned train was cancelled. In the end I just walked to Bletchley.
Exeter - County Best4.60Good
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
29 May 2015 (ChrisE)
Friday evening, the weather was unpredictable so the decision to drink inside rather than outside was unanimous. A proper wet led canal-side pub in idyllic surroundings.
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10GoodThe last few pints from one cask, then more from a fresh one. All were very good.
Moorhouse's - Spring Watch3.90Good
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
18 Apr 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Busy immediately from noon opening. This is the pub of choice ahead of football at Milton Keynes, despite being a good walk from the stadium (the stadium itself being surrounded by the sort of retail hell best avoided).
Flack Manor - Hedge Hop4.90GoodGood, full-bodied Best Bitter with British hop flavours. I didn’t see the need to switch from this choice.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
03 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Busy lunchtime session in the run up to football at nearby MK Dons. Many of us outside by the canal, marvelling at Britain’s most pointless lock – which has a rise of just 6 inches.
Wadworth - 6X4.10GoodThe best pint of 6X I have drunk in a long time. Traditional, fruity bitter.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2013 (Mick)
Three or four locals in, talking about football. After they had gone I chatted to the landlady about beers. Nice friendly pub.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10ExcellentVery nice, black, hints of vanilla and chocolate, very drinkable.
Wadworth - 6X4.10GoodGood condition, malty but perhaps not to my taste.
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried

About the Red Lion

The pub sign. Red Lion, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1BY.

Grade II listed building next to the Grand Union Canal and a lock. Smallish pub. Main room is a bit spartan, pool table and large TV. Friendly landlord. Lots of pump clips on the walls.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: MK1 1BY