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The Black Lion (Burlison Inns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Leighton Buzzard - Centennial I.P.A.Excellent1
Marston's - BassExcellent2
Long Man - Copper HopGood1
Wickwar - Try TimeGood1
Bude - Black RockGood1
Green Jack - WaxwingGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest GoldenNot Tried0
Milestone - Black PearlNot Tried0
Milestone - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Partners - BlondeNot Tried0
Milestone - Lion's PrideNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Ashes AleNot Tried0
Peakstones (formerly Peakstones Rock) - Chained OakNot Tried0
Titanic - Cherry DarkNot Tried0
North Yorkshire - Golden AleNot Tried0
Lacons - AffinityNot Tried0
Dukeries - De LovetotNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

09 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Meeting venue for our monthly Friday Evening Group. Well patronised house in the High Street. Many were occupied with pop-out beermats which could be made into penguins.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bude - Black Rock5.10Good
Green Jack - Waxwing3.90Good
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
North Yorkshire - Golden Ale4.60Not Tried
Lacons - Affinity4.80Not Tried
Dukeries - De Lovetot4.20Not TriedCame on later
09 Oct 2015 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and evening visit to this good town centre pub. We enjoyed making penguins out of the pop-out beer mats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bass4.40Excellent
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20Good
Wickwar - Try Time3.80Good
18 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
I had never been here before but I decided to visit here after reading Mr. Croxford's review, a very good pub indeed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentBass as it should be.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Lion's Pride3.80Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Ashes Ale4.60Not Tried
Peakstones (formerly Peakstones Rock) - Chained Oak4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40Not Tried
21 Jun 2015 (HSB)
14:00 Having had a ride on the Leighton Buzzard narrow gauge railway came here for a drink as this is the Bedfordshire CAMRA POTY for 2015 and the only one of the six county pubs going forward to be judged for the East Anglian POTY that I have never visited. Impressed. Good beer selection, friendly atmosphere and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a beer. In my opinion the winner should be either here or the Orange Tree, Baldock. I must say though that faced with the drive back home to South Norfolk this felt an awful long way from East Anglia.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leighton Buzzard - Centennial I.P.A.6.80ExcellentBit strong for the first one of the day but I wanted to try the local brew. Very tasty.
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Country - BFG Bradley's Finest Golden4.20Not Tried
Milestone - Black Pearl4.30Not Tried
Milestone - American Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Partners - Blonde3.90Not Tried

About The Black Lion

The pub sign. The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EA.

High street pub with exposed beams, wooden floors, a real fire and lots of separate drinking areas. Eight pumps, bottled continental beers and real cider. No bandits or musak. Food stops at pork pies. Good display of breweriana. 8 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LU7 1EA