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The Lion at Leavenheath

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The Lion Honey Tye | Leavenheath, Leavenheath, Babergh District CO6 4NX, England
+44 1206 263434
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Gutersloh, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favourite restaurant. Richard and Paulina are fantastic in this family run restaurant. I had the Scotch Egg starter, Burger and a pint for £10 (Tuesday special) and could only share a Sticky Toffee Pudding with my wife. Awesome guys and we will be back soon.

Thank Darren T
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here before, so we knew the food was of excellent quality. Even my bowl of soup was of a good size and filling. My husband's fish and chips was terrific quality and tasty. Gary who served us was very friendly and chatty and got on well with all diners. We have always found price of meals in the... More 

Thank Dee M
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit for a second time as our first experience was great, I cannot say the same for our second visit, we choose the beef which was very fatty, the roast potatoes were like they had been warmed up several times, upon the waitress clearing our plates I made a complaint and was told 'I will tell the... More 

Thank beefpudding
Colchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a quiet Tuesday evening, the restaurant is really nice and very tasteful. Food was excellent, goats cheese tart was one of the best I have tasted in a long time, well worth a visit.

Thank Jane L
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service is excellent. We have eaten here several times with different friends and found the same standard of food and service each time. I had no problems finding a delicious meal from their gluten free menu.

Thank Lyn T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First went here a few years ago and the good was awful.......all frozen roasties and grim chain pub food, However, we were passing and they were serving food all day so thought we would give it another go. And very glad we did, there are new(ish) owners and the food was really good and reasonably priced. There's a good choice... More 

Thank Paula H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived on Thursday evening, which made me wonder if we'd made the right choice...but all fears were allayed once we were greeted by a friendly and welcoming gentleman and seated in a cosy, booth-like section of the restaurant. In fact, service was perfect throughout - efficient, engaging but not intrusive - how service... More 

Thank theunlikely_foodie
Sudbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

The service in this restaurant is the best I have ever experienced (with the exception of a Michelin star restaurant in Place Vendôme, Paris!). Staff are friendly, professional and know their stuff. Gary is the best! He remembers faces and ensures a smooth, quick and efficient service every time. That's why we keep going back. Michelle, Johanna, Linda and Susanna... More 

2 Thank michellegaunt17
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is one of my favourite places for lunch, good food, good service and all running seamlessly thanks to Gary.

1 Thank Birdieinthehand
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Ox cheek fabulous and enormous Yorker puds! Would thoroughly recommend trying something from each course menu if you have room. Variety for all including veggie and gluten free. Food at good prices, low to medium range but at top range quality and taste.

Thank carolineh2004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lion Honey Tye | Leavenheath, Leavenheath, Babergh District CO6 4NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Leavenheath
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 263434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?