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“Another gem of a pub with good guest beers & superb food” 5 of 5 stars
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dandy lion
market street, Bradford-on-Avon, England
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Congleton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Another gem of a pub with good guest beers & superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were staying in Bradford about a 10 minute walk away from the town centre & after going out for the morning we parked up & went looking for some grub.
We noticed the menu so we went in.
Very friendly staff and a superb menus selection & can recommend the hob goblin beer.
We had a good meal at a reasonable price.
So we had no choice but to return another day and try some more.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bath, UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always Delighted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Visited this pub more than once while house hunting, and it influenced us to buy here. We've equally enjoyed all of our subsequent visits for meals (20+), the food is very good indeed, way above normal pub standards. The cheerful young staff are always a delight. When we have friends and family staying we are always confident to take them there for a outstanding meal in great English pub atmosphere

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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bath
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good and pleasant english pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great food, good portion sizes and a pleasant atmosphere, good gastro style pub with traditional feel.

Visited December 2011
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Steeple Aston, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Outstanding choice of food in a calm environment and lovely owners....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Dandy Lion never fails to impress. One of the things I like most is the brilliant choice of food, prepared and cooked to a very high standard.

The owners are amazing, they work hard to ensure their customers are happy... as we all know not all customers are easy to please and some make very high demands indeed.

I have often taken my grandson in and we have always been made to feel welcome (mind you, I am of the belief that if you take children into what is essentially an adult environment then you have a responsibility to yourself and other diners not to allow your child to ruin anyone else's enjoyment). It is clear that some parents see it as their right to be able to have a child running around being a perfect nuisance.

What makes the Dandy Lion special is that it always offers a warm and friendly welcome, whether quiet or busy and so much choice I find I am always planning my next visit just to sample the item on the menu I didn't have this visit!

As a footnote, I think it would be a brilliant life skill if everyone was made to experience a week behind the bar of a pub - maybe then, they would realise what a very special and tolerant type of person you need to be to put up with us general public and that very few of us would be up to the job.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Nice pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Lots of local people warm welcoming could do with a deep clean in places but general great pub. Good lunch time food

Visited September 2012
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