Red Lion, Soho

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (2 reviews)
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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Red Lion is a fine old oak panelled pub hidden behind Carnaby Street. Despite a small frontage, it's deceptively large with three bars in total, including one upstairs. Our personal preference is for the tiny front bar which sports a real open fire - handy during colder days. It attracts a fair few younger media types, but perhaps due to its slightly hidden location it's often (but not always) easier to find a seat here than other nearby places, particularly if you try the upstairs bar. It serves the usual Sam Smith's range of fare - not everyone's taste, but no-one here seems to object and there's a pretty jolly atmosphere all round. A word of warning however: watch out for the dart board - not because its such a rare sight in Soho these days - but because of its potentially hazardous position next to the bar; if you're unlucky, a double top could take on a different meaning altogether.
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03 Feb 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Great find. 6.30pm on a Thursday and was busy. All three bars (incl. one large one upstairs). The best of all the Sam Smiths in the area (and there are a few). Beer was spot on and 7 pints + change from a £20 note probably explains the popularity and average age (younger than most and not just men about!...)

We all thought it was a great pub - busy, noisy, a bit of a wait at the bar - but worth it. We'd go there again and a must go for the area.

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14 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PR
020 7734 4985
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Quiz night - quiz night Monday

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