Old Red Lion
Address: 72 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Telephone: 020 7405 1748
Small two room Greene King pub between Holborn and Chancery Lane tube stations – diagonally opposite the Penderels Oak.
The pub is firmly badged up as a Greene King pub and the real ale choice reflects that – expect GK IPA, Abbot and seasonal, Ruddles Best etc. However, a guest ale can intrude and the Castle Eden Harvest Pale was nice to see on my last visit – although I’ve tasted it better elsewhere.
Food is available but at lunchtimes only.
Overall though – a friendly pub with an 1980’s soundtrack and a great place to watch the world go by. For better beer though try the Penderels Oak over the road.
Last visited: October 2011
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Other Pubs in the Holborn & Chancery Lane Area
- Cittie of Yorke
- Knights Templar
- Melton Mowbray
- Old Mitre
- Penderels Oak
- Princess Louise
- Seven Stars
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