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Golden Lion (Free House)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Classic BlondeAcceptable1
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - CzechmateAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Picture 1. Golden Lion, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

01 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet at lunchtime. I was initially baffled by the Czech-style beer, which was labelled ‘Merrie City Craft Beers – Westgate Brewery”. I feared a Greene King beer to start with, before remembering that the Merrie City is Wakefield – surely Clark’s are small enough to be considered a craft brewery anyway, without having to invent a ‘craft’ alter ego?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Classic Blonde3.90AcceptableA rather thin Blonde beer, with grassy, piney hops. Served over-chilled.
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - Czechmate4.10AcceptableAn amber-coloured Lager, brewed with authentic Czech hops. Served a bit too warm from the cask.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

About the Golden Lion

The pub sign. Golden Lion, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1BL.

This pub in Sheep Street occupies an historic building that is believed to date back to 1540. The bar servery is centrally placed in an area for vertical drinking. There is a lounge area off to the left and to the right a dining area occupies an old hall, with vaulted roof, exposed beams and a minstrels’ gallery.

We have visited this pub once, seen 4 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NN8 1BL