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Greatest Pub Ever. Period.

I'm not one for writing reviews, but I would see it as a crime if I didn't for this place. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack W
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Best Pub in Town

Great choice and variety of beers, gins and cider, nice bar snacks, a proper pub, staff are... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Craig S
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20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, England
+44 1525 853725
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one for writing reviews, but I would see it as a crime if I didn't for this place. The Black Lion has it all. I've worked in the industry for years and drank in it for longer but what this Pub does for...More

Thank Jack W
nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review Jack.

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Great choice and variety of beers, gins and cider, nice bar snacks, a proper pub, staff are knowledgeable and friendly, nice big pub garden which now houses their Gin Bar, and the missus was overjoyed to find they Kriek on tap, a trip to Leighton...More

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nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The title of this review says it all. If you are a beer or gin fan, this place offers you arguably the best menus promoting beers and gins from all over the world. The gin palace in the beer garden is a must visit in...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Huge range of interesting beers, massive gin selection, amazing bar food, cracking atmosphere, open fire, great special events, friendly staff. Best of all it makes my brother-in-law incredibly jealous that this gem is my local.

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 August 2018

50 top of the range craft(y) beers and good surroundings for the "Beers and the Birds" Beer Festival. Visited 3 times over the 5 day opening period and mid afternoon on the 5th day, there was still good Ale to be had. Excellent management of...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Black lion has a very chilled vib where you and your friends can relax. Landlord n Landlady & staff are very friendly and helpful. Amazing choice of Gins & Draft Ales. Other drinks are available. I Recommend a visit to the Black lion if...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Although regulars to the pub, this was the first time we’d done the pub quiz. We had a brilliant evening, great fun. Sorry we couldn’t wait around for results as some of us had to get up for work this morning. Loved it, thank you!...More

Thank 415katet
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great choice of Gin and fancy tonics lovely garden terrace gets very busy but the wide choice of fabulous gins are to die for me and my friend tried several different gins "twisted nose" and "portbella road" very nice with a franklins tonic. Love the...More

Thank 1988Tara1989
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We spent a Saturday afternoon at the Black Lion recently. Nice garden area lots of seating outside, even a Gin bar (hidden out back) Rain chased us inside at about 4.30 however. Lots Of customers were looking for somewhere to sit. I noticed at this...More

Thank Kevin H
nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Sorry I have to ask did you ask a member of staff if they could find you a table. We are a pub that talks to each other hence no TVs or back ground music. I the landlady and my staff make everyone feel comfortable...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

No food, no music, no sport or tv... Just great beer, gin Palace, plenty of real ale and very dog friendly. Bliss.

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