We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
My favourite pub in Leighton Buzzard!

The friendly staff and excellent pub garden make this my favourite pub in Leighton Buzzard High... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AJHarrison
,
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
via mobile
Gin Bar and garden

What a great place to go and have a chill out drink either after work or a bit later for an evening... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
christine1113
,
bedfordshire
via mobile
Read all 106 reviews
31
All photos (31)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great pub”(13 reviews)
“gin palace”(7 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
13°
Jul
20°
13°
Aug
17°
11°
Sep
Contact
20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EA, England
Website
+44 1525 853725
Reviews (106)
Filter reviews
106 results
Traveller rating
80
21
3
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
80
21
3
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgreat pubgin palacecider festivalgreat beergin barbeer gardenpork piereal aletown centre publarge gardenfavourite pubcold foodbar stafffriendly atmosphereselection of beersfruit machinesan excellent selection
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 106 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The friendly staff and excellent pub garden make this my favourite pub in Leighton Buzzard High Street. Often meet friends here for a catch up over a glass or two of wine! They also have a Gin Palace now which is very popular too!

Thank AJHarrison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to go and have a chill out drink either after work or a bit later for an evening out. Gin Bar is popular and well stocked the star I the gin bar are very good and patient especially if your not...More

Thank christine1113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab service, and an amazing array of Gins. Has a fab outdoor drinking area and heaters for when it gets chilly! The best place to drink in LB!

Thank sammiejaneh73
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff, fantastic selection of drinks and a great outside area to relax on a warm day. What's not to like? It's transformed our idea of a night out in Leighton Buzzard. It used to be a question of 'is there anywhere bearable...More

Thank Fleurie_9
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Such a great selection of beers. Super friendly staff. Plenty of outdoor seating for the summertime and a fire inside for during the colder months. And now a gin palace.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great staff great beer selection and yummy snacks. The friendliest place around. The gin bar is amazing and staff are very accommodating.

Thank Vinegaruk
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

If you want a pub with character, great beers and friendly atmosphere then this is the place for you. If you want music, tv screens and fizzy beer then it’s not. Probably without doubt the best pub in LB. Great beer selection, lots of character...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

So, a Gin Palace is a fantastic idea in the back of a real ale pub. It was a buzzing pub with a good selection of beers. The night was completely ruined by a clearly inexperienced and miserable young man behind the ‘Gin bar’ wearing...More

5  Thank Lisa T
nikkilion, Owner at Black Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your review. This has made it easier for me to tell you Lisa T. you are not welcome in this pub again and also the person that called my staff member a Wxxxxx. Nikki and Stev

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This claims to be a family friendly pub but really isn’t. I was taken by my daughter to the gin bar for an early Mother’s Day treat. It was the afternoon and we were sitting in a corner with a 6month old baby who was...More

5  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have visited this Pub on numerous occasions. It is mostly always busy and is a very olde worlde pub with open fires wooden floors and exposed wooden beams. It is very cosy and inviting. They are a CAMRA pub with a well deserved pub...More

1  Thank Barneyb69
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Black Lion staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines