Looking for place to overnight south of Peterborough and discovered the Lion. Its a lovely old English pub/hotel, which is full of character having been built originally in 1492. I stayed overnight as a solo and took advantage of an upgrade from single to double at no extra cost. I had room 3 which was delightful as it had a 4 poster bed and a very large walk in en-suite. This room was directly over the bar area so had some background noise but not enough to be offputting. Due to the age of the place the floors are distinctly uneven but that was part of the joy.
Breakfast was lovely, well cooked and well presented. The staff were also very friendly. One minor critism was that car parking is somewhat limited and while OK on the night I was there, I could imagine that it might be a problem when very busy although there is plenty of street parking. All in all very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Lion at Buckden, Cambridgeshire, one of the oldest coaching inns in England. Dating back to 1492, we continue to retain much of our wonderful charm, character and atmosphere. Whether you are looking for a quiet drink with friends, a Sunday lunch with the family or a place to rest weary legs we would be delighted to see you. You can rest assured your time at The Lion, however long, will be very enjoyable. Located in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Buckden is a small village just off the A1 giving you excellent access to London and The North not to mention all the local places of interest including the historic Buckden Towers. If you are dining or staying with us, we recommend a reservation however this is not a requirement so please feel free to drop in at any time for a bite to eat, a place to stay or just a refreshing drink. ... more less
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