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The Lion Hotel


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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The Lion Hotel in Belper, Derbyshire is the newest of our hotels and has recently undergone a refurbishment. We’ve replaced the tired bar and restaurant area with a stunning new bar and restaurant featuring an authentic pizza oven. We have 22 beautifully furnished bedrooms which are a mixture of king, double and twin rooms dependant on your preference. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting the local area, or as a destination to relax. We often welcome back customers time and time again to the Lion Hotel in Belper, Derbyshire and have developed a high reputation on the quality of our service. Let our expert hospitality team look after you for the duration of your stay.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pizza lamb roast hand cut chips wedges garlic bread yorkshire pudding tikka side salad scallops lunchtime specials proper table sunday lunch friendly efficient service pub meal excellent atmosphere lovely table served promptly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a spur of the moment decision to drop in for Sunday lunch turned out to be the best decision I made all day. We had a lovely table in the corner and were served up wonderfully tasty roast lamb accompanied by delicious roast potatoes and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Marky509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps it was because we were booked to eat quite late in the lunchtime window but service yesterday was friendly but poor. This was a shame because food was really good and worthy of a revisit. Main courses arrived a good 10 minutes before the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank SueRicketts
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

There were 4 of us and a baby it was half term and very busy but we were seated quickly and well looked after . Couldn’t fault my salmon and prawn sandwich- yum The boys had the fish finger sandwich on ciabatta - well presented...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank kentcritique
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

I reviewed this place on January and couldn't fault the food but the service was terrible. This had been the case on my previous visit too. However four of us ate there last Friday lunchtime and the service was excellent!! We were served by two...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LCandSC
N3732HQvictoriac, Public Relations Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review about your recent dining experience. I'm pleased to hear that you found our service was great and that enjoyed your food! We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

We come here fairly regularly, not through our choice, but through invitation by family members. They always, ALWAYS skimp on the veg for the Sunday lunch! One of our party doesn’t eat potatoes and so we ask for extra veg instead of potatoes and they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Donnah2708
N3732HQvictoriac, Public Relations Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you for your review and bringing your disappointment to our attention. I would like to offer my personal apologies that you found there was not enough vegetables with your Sunday lunch. I will certainly look into this matter further to ensure it does not...More

Reviewed February 5, 2019

Over 95% of my approx 100 reviews have been positive but not this one. We were on a table of 11 amongst a private celebration of approx 50 in the rear dining room. Two tables of different heights had been put together to accommodate our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Dined on a Saturday evening and very busy. Our favourite meal is the pie and chips which is always amazing! What has happened, very poor - hard veg, thick just cooked chips and too rich sauce with more mushrooms than meat ! Told the waitress...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Romantics77
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Visited one Friday evening with a friend for a catch up. Shared a ‘Lions Pride’ pizza and fries, was very nice! Nice selection of drinks. Was slightly crowded but being near the centre of town that’s understandable, will be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WilliamDHill12
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The events team were extremely helpful and flexible in arranging our night out even down to a cancellation on the night. The room was set up and welcoming but the staff were happy that we rearranged it to suit us, food was brought in a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marie-Louise T
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We had difficulty initially in pre ordering food as several wanted the gastro menu and some the Christmas menu and we were told our booking couldn’t mix the 2 menus! However this was easily sorted within the group. Initially we were served the wrong starters...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debbro50
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