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The Lion Inn

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Cheltenham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had Sunday Lunch here two weeks ago. I chose the Lion as I had been there previously and the food had been excellent, particularly the roast beef. However, this time was a disappointment, I chose beef again and it was raw rather than rare. The staff were very helpful and sorted the problem out, offering us an alternative. However,... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely pub, but our first visit since it changed hands. They took ages to take ages to take our order and the food was also delayed. More disturbingly, they seemed to regard us with a degree of 'hauteur'. Hard as it may sound we felt most unwelcome.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a little lunch here and enjoyed sitting in the pretty, sunny garden. Winchcombe's quite a historic place and the building is suitably historic too. There were some interesting things on the menu (watermelon and feta salad) and the staff were very pleasant. Put it on the list if you're in the area

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Posh pub, gastro-style. Lovely garden, friendly atmosphere which is why i give it a 3. Food menu reads well but the kitchen doesn't deliver commensurate quality. Staff very friendly but inexperienced. Would be better all round if they ditched the sir/madam greetings, and trained the staff properly on things like understanding when beer is off etc.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had table booked for dinner,but due to road problem I was 30 mins late. No problem as the other two we had booked for were waiting and keeping staff up to date. Few drinks and we ordered about 20.30. we had a very good starter but we had to wait for our main course. No problem , very warm... More 

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Gloucestershire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved The Lion under its previous independent ownership and used to go for meals on a very regular basis as we live in the area. It was our most favourite local pub/restaurant by far. It was even our go-to place for birthdays and family Christmas celebrations. Our adult children organised several group celebrations for their friends in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing here, and the staff are lovely! Lots of space to sit out in the garden and relax as well. If you drive you can park in bull lane car park and walk though the gate and you are there! Toilets are very well looked after with flannels for drying your hands! Just a super lovely little pub.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to The Lion Inn, and our second to stay. It's changed ownership inbetween. We didn't notice this when we booked it, but did as soon as we'd arrived. There are still positive factors here: The idyllic location and the lovely food. But other factors have sadly gone down hill: The relaxing vibe and attentive service.... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Lion for an evening meal. As we entered it felt very welcoming and lively. We had not booked but, although it was busy, a table was found for us. The menu was varied and interesting. The food was beautifully cooked and nicely presented. The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. In all, a... More 

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Rawcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here on her birthday and what a superb choice it was! The staff were amazing, the service excellent and the food...well, what can I say? My wife ordered griddled prawns and I had lemon sole. There was plenty to eat and the flavours in the food left nothing to the imagination. It was great value... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Lion Inn

Address: 37 North Street, Winchcombe, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Winchcombe
Price Range: $141 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lion Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Old White Lion Hotel Winchcombe
The Lion Inn Winchcombe, England
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