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Red Lion

2 Ash Road
GU12 4EZ
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsGamesParkingSmokingFunction RoomDog FriendlyWiFiLive Music
Opening times: Mon 12:00-22:30; Tue and Wed 12:00-23:00; Thu 12:00-23:30; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

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A magnificent mock Tudor frontage makes this a landmark on the eastern part of town. Although technically a single bar the original three bar areas are clearly evident. Through the main entrance and to the left is a pool table and access to the large secluded garden and car park. To the right is a bar area with more seating and at the far right, what would have been a snug, now a quiet seated area which can serve as a function room. It’s worth taking a moment before entering to admire the Tudor style chimney stacks and quirky features like the seemingly ecclesiastical door on the right hand side near the car park entrance. There’s plenty of room throughout and families are welcome, with Sunday Roast dinners a popular feature. The keen and capable management partnership are running this pub as a real community hub and strive to provide what the customer wants, a convivial mixed atmosphere where locals and visitors can meet. The licensee is committed to one fixed and one changing Real Ale, with the hand pumps on the right hand side of the bar. It is said that this is the site of the earliest pub in Aldershot and that the decision to base the British Army in Aldershot was determined, agreed and signed off in the Red Lion. That building was subsequently demolished and the current pub was built in 1931.