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The Red Lion (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elgood's - Black Dog MildExcellent2
Tring - BlondExcellent1
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Yorkshire TerrierExcellent1
Dark Star - Winter SolsticeGood1
Teignworthy - BeachcomberUndrinkable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SunchaserNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragons GoldNot Tried0
Theakston - Old PeculierNot Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Red Lion, Histon, Cambridgeshire

Visits Details

23 Apr 2012 (HSB)
Early Monday evening on a wet day. Quite quiet apart from a group who were celebrating St George's Day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Yorkshire Terrier4.20ExcellentCreamy
Teignworthy - Beachcomber4.50UndrinkableVery unpleasant taste, couldn't drink it.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Tring - Blond4.00Not Tried
07 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
I used to live in Histon and I never came here. What an idiot. This pub is great. The interior is olde-worlde with out being twee. The beer range is excellent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60ExcellentWhat a great beer and brewed near by too. Black with a well ballanced earthy toasted malt bite with some background sweetness. So good I had 2.
Tring - Blond4.00ExcellentStraw coloured. Tasted of straw with some strawberry and grass.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Yorkshire Terrier4.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
20 Jan 2007 (Ian)
Mid Saturday afternoon and there was Rugby Union on the TV in the public bar, and the lounge was fairly empty. The real fire was a great addition. Same beer line up as the day before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60ExcellentBlack with dark brown edges, lasting beige head. Lovely mild, fine roasted malt aroma. Full in mouth, good malts on finish. Slightly grainy/powdery. Great dark fruits, blackberry. Excellent mild.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Winter Solstice4.20Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragons Gold5.20Not Tried
19 Jan 2007 (Ian)
Early Friday evening and there were a fair number of customers in. Excellent pub with a good range of UK micro beers and a pretty decent list of continental beers too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Winter Solstice4.20GoodCopper colour with thin off white head. Ginger/aniseed spicey flavour. Ginger nut biscuity aroma. Fairly solid in mouth and then spicey/earthy finish. Very good. Nice spicey winter beer.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragons Gold5.20Not Tried

About The Red Lion

The pub sign. The Red Lion, Histon, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9JD.

Wonderful pub in the middle of the village of Histon in High Street. The smaller public bar has a juke box and TV. Bar in the lounge has 7 handpumps. A vast array of pump clips of beers that have been featured line the ceiling. There is also a large collection of water jugs hanging from hooks. Lots of photos of the pub and village and beer memorabilia adorn the walls. There is a list of Belgian beers with a few German mostly in bottle, but with a couple on tap too. Real fire in the lounge bar too.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CB24 9JD