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The Lion Hotel

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Dining (30)
Room & Suite (29)


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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
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Went here for Saturday lunch and had a great lunch. Food was well presented and plenty of it. Service was good and staff very attentive. Lots of choice on the menu and specials board, and lots of choices of drinks. They had alcohol free beer which is always a bonus. Would
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enjoyed a really nice lunch with family here last week and we all enjoyed it, especially the Lincolnshire sausage and mash and the service was good too. everything was set out nicely and the place looks good.
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We booked The Lion for a Sunday lunch, initially not realising it was a carvery - we don't generally like a carvery. We arrived so decided to give it a go. The service was a bit slow, but they were fairly busy on arrival and all tables were reserved, took it as a good sign. Had
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My partner and I were looking for somewhere cosy, tucked away but a little bit special for Valentine's Day/Night, and the Lion Hotel surpassed all of our expectations. We were everyone's least favourite guests...arrived later than we said, late to breakfast and a few minutes
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This hotel is full of Character as you an imagine from its age! Staff were all really friendly and happy to help. Had the best fish and chips in the restaurant! With homemade tartar sauce. The room itself was very spacious with a big bathroom. Not the most modern room and could
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Room 1 Bedroom
Room 19
Potato chip left on floor by cleaner/previous occupant
"I don't know I have had two goes at finding a decent room"
"Had lunch only"
"Not the ground floor, unless you're an exhibitionist."
"Room 8 was very good but not much of a view."
"Room 6 is massive, a huge window, 4 poster bed and a huge bath!"
US$96 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandBuckden
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