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“Warm and Friendly”
Review of Lion & Lamb

Lion & Lamb
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Price range: $9 - $39
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bedford
2 reviews
“Warm and Friendly”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I arrived as the place was opening up for the day. It was cold outside but the fire was immediately lit and we were served coffee as soon as we wanted it. Our 3 friends arrived and we spent several happy hours eating and drinking in a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
Food was great as all tasyes were catered for, small, larger and everything well cooked and arrived hot.
We plan to make this a regular meeting place as it also suits us geographically.

Give the Beef and Real Ale a try it was delicious.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank John G
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English first
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Fantastic Atmosphere & Fantastic Staff!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I went for Sunday lunch yesterday, a big party of us. The pub and resturant were both full the staff did amazingly well as they were clearly under pressure. How wonderful to come across beautifully cooked ribs of beef, generous portions and fresh vegtables. Followed by lovely homemade crumble. A great lunch, will definitly be back again.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Hfmcb
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One to avoid”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

How hard can it be to make people feel welcome? Have been to this place a couple of tea in the past and its been ok. Can only assume that it was the regular staffs day off and the manager has agreed to let some people have a go at running a pub.

We were greeted with you can't have a table dot an hour. We then appeared to upset them by saying ok we'd wait. Darn thinks the goon behind the bar. Then tries "Plan B" , hide all the bar staff when they come to the bar. We waited, and waited, and waited.

We asked whether we could eat in the bar rather than the restaurant , "yes but it'll be 25 minutes", progress we thought! Then asked whether we could move a table to give us more space, "no" came the helpful reply from the customer disservice rep.

Ok. Barman wins. The 9 of us finished our drinks, carried the glasses back to the bar in case this was also too difficult.

The owner mat BT interested to know that takings were £230 light today because 9 people left in disgust and went to The Lion in Boreham. Food and service there were both fantastic. Place was packed, service was good, suspect Lion and Lamb will be knocking out "Two mains for a Tenner" when the receivers arrive.

Do yourself a favour - avoid! Took less time to drive the 15 miles to Boreham than the goon took to serve 9 drinks!

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1 Thank Paul M
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lindawilk, Owner at Lion & Lamb, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear Paul,

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit with us.

Firstly I would like to apologise for not being able to seat your party, as you saw we were extremely busy and had no space to seat anyone else. Whilst I appreciate it took a long time to serve you, our priority is to serve the customers that are already seated and awaiting meals/drinks.

I can only recommend that if you do decide to visit us again, you make a reservation particularly of that size in advance to avoid disappointment.
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Visited The Lion and Lamb on Saturday last the 29th September 2012. A party of 12 adults and 2 children got together for a family reunion. Having booked in advance the staff organised everything and it was fantastic. Given that some members of the party actually flew into Stanated Airport that morning and had to meet their return flight in the afternoon, the organisation as well as the professionalism of the staff was first rate.
The staff were excellent, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent, infact it was beyond our expectations.
Thank you The Lion and Lamb for making a great day even better.
Many Thanks.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Tony L
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London, United Kingdom
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“"Brilliant Bar Staff, Excellent Service & Wonderful Food"”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Family and I was driving past and saw a wonderfully located Restraunt Pub, went in and was greeted as soon as we entered and was attended to immediatly, I really appreciated the fact the staff made us feel like we were the only people there and made it a great personal touch, We all had food which i must say was beautiful and very well priced as not one of us could finish the full meal due to the great sizable protions. Whilst eating our meal we was greated by the land lady Linda and asked if everything was ok and if she could get anything else for us.

If passing by the area would deffinatly pop in again, thankyou you to linda and all her great staff.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank lewis a
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