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37 North Street, Winchcombe, England
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The Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Winchcombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights at the Lion Inn on what was my first visit to the Cotswolds. The décor is expertly stylish, enhancing the historical charm of the property. Our room was cosy and very comfortable. The meals are top quality but what was truly remarkable was the impeccable service of all the staff - a wonderful blend of professionalism... More

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Sydney NSW
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight whilst on a walking holiday in the Cotswolds. The rooms are excellent, refurbished to a great standard. The meals are brilliant, and the service by all of the staff is very friendly and efficient. Truly an excellent place to visit.

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Ojai, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Lion Inn! Excellent room, comfortable bed, great game time in "the snug", and a tasty menu in the Lion's independent pub. Annie did a masterful job updating and renovating this centuries old property while maintaining the charm of its old bones. Her most important achievement though, was in her choice and the training of... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited here a few times now with a few friends and family and I am yet to be disappointed. The food is top quality and clearly the chef has mastered the art of both presentation and flavour as all the meals we had were cooked to perfection. The decor is incredible and it has a mystical and historical feel... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an incredible place to stay during a hiking trip that had me stay in 5 different hotels and B&B's over 5 days. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the food and drink were delicious as well. Michael was a huge help and was very entertaining to talk to. The room and bathrooms were very nice and... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps my expectations were too high, having visited the Lion on a cloud of racing bliss one champagne fuelled morning in March for a delicious brunch. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Its not cheap and it is a little bit conceited. If grey is the new beige then the Lion is a tiny bit beige in... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We live quite nearby and as a birthday treat after visiting Sudeley Castle called in for lunch (without booking) as friends had been and recommended it. Decor, ambience, service excellent (apart from constant cliches "absolutely"/you're welcome/no problem"). My choice of crab salad with wasabi really delicious but husband's pizza lacking in taste. Best pear tatin ever tasted but cafetiere coffee... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed for a night at the Lion as part of a celebration for my mom's 75th birthday. We had three rooms, room 5,6 and 7. All of these rooms are at the rear of the pub. Room 7 is particularly lovely but 5 and 6 were also great. Dinner was excellent and the service was attentive but not intrusive.... More

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is much that the restaurant at the Lion Inn gets right. Firstly customer service: we received a great welcome and personal, friendly and attentive service during the meal. Secondly they have a really interesting and appetising menu - I struggled to decide what to eat since it all sounded so great. I decided on the salmon pizza, others chose... More

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

This is beautiful pub accommodation. It is an historic building, pleasantly quirky, with small, but comfortably furnished rooms. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There is no cooling or TV in the room we stayed in, but free Wi-Fi. We liked the tilted doors and the vintage Micky Mouse in bathroom, revealed in the 2011 renovation. The bar is... More

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Address: 37 North Street, Winchcombe, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Cotswolds > Winchcombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Old White Lion Hotel Winchcombe
The Lion Inn Winchcombe, England

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The Lion Inn started life as a coaching inn in the 15th Century. Over the years it has gone through many changes and played an important role in the village and surrounding areas; providing food, drink and accommodation for both people and horses, in a variety of guises. Having fallen in love with the building, Annie Fox-Hamilton took over ownership of the Lion in October 2011 and spent six months on a major renovation of the building and grounds. We were determined not to lose any of the inn’s original quirky charm; we unearthed quite a lot more than we had anticipated such as Minnie Mouse – the vintage wall painting in Room 1 we couldn’t bear to lose.The Lion has a bar, snug, restaurant, garden (ideal for alfresco dining), 6 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a mini suite. All have extremely comfortable beds, their own individual character and ambiance. ... more   less 
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