A Courage cockerel stands guard above the bar of this madeover pub, formerly a bog-standard boozer but now a wannabe-boho hangout.
Here congregate comparatively grown-up drinkers, slightly more sensible than the hedonists and cutting-edge creatives who fill other Hoxton spots; they gather in the main bar, beads of illuminated baubles strung around it like a fairground, alleviating the otherwise accurate impression that you’re standing in a bashed-up pub. The fireplace and the glitterball add to the confused decorative impression. There are more rooms on the upper two floors, but few venture up there.
The beers are standards, as are the snacks (toasties, ciabattas, tortilla) and the mains (pizzas, fish ’n’ chips).
|Venue name:||Red Lion||Contact:|
41 Hoxton Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm daily. Food served noon-10.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Old Street tube/rail or Hoxton rail|
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Last night my work colleagues and me were having drinks in The Red Lion's terrace when a group of bouncers came in and told us to go saying one of us had brought booze from outside, which I didn't see. Once outside, one of my colleagues wanted to recuperate his bag he had left inside, so I said I was going to go to find it thinking I am a very diplomatic person I could get it and leave. When I explained that to the bouncer at the door, he was good with that and let me in. However, when I tried to explain it to the old blond bouncer insid she started to be rude to me and told me to speak in "English" to her. As you can see, I can write, read and speak in English perfectly well and I don't think they should be making this rude racist comments to clients at all.