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The Lion at Buckden

££ - £££, British,
High Street, Buckden PE19 5XA, England
+44 1480 810313
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“lamb pie” (2 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Buckden PE19 5XA, England
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

visiting for a weekend wedding so stayed 2 nights at end of May. Key things for me if you doing bed and breakfast are comfort of room and bed, decent breakfast and service, oh and valu for money. Had some poor reviews for the rooms...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for family birthdays for a meal. Only 20 minutes after we arrived were we offered the specials board - which then took another 2 requests before it actually appeared. Starters were good but as soon as a large group arrived the service got even...More

Thank David J
Kevan P, General Manager at The Lion at Buckden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience here at The Lion Last night. When you were seated there was another table sat in the bar looking at the specials board which is why it took a few minutes to get to you,...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We’re regulars here as this is our local pub but we have mixed reviews. Service has been appalling in the past (waiting staff don’t seem to have anybody managing them and they much prefer to stand around and chat with each other than serve customers)...More

Thank Louise D
Kevan P, General Manager at The Lion at Buckden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Good Afternoon Louise D, Thank you for your kind words. there has been positive changes since I joined the hotel on 15 January and There are a few more in the pipeline, I am glad that as a customer you have noticed this and we...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Visited today for a roast dinner and it was delicious. Meat was lovely - beef and pork (didn’t try the lamb) - along with the veg, sides & gravy. Finished with desserts, which were also good. Not badly priced either - 2 courses £17.95.

Thank victoriae4
Kevan P, General Manager at The Lion at Buckden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Our Sunday Carvery is very popular and we get lots of excellent feedback regarding this. we hope to see you again soon in the future. Kind Regards Kevan Potter

Reviewed 22 February 2018

A friendly greeting welcomed us into the restaurant. The ambience was good, space between the tables good but the size of tables was a bit small to seat 4 adults. The menu was varied and the pricing in the mid-range. The drinks and wine choice...More

Thank BW1959
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Annex - double room. Room was large and fairly clean. However in need of an update. Facia of taps were missing. Hand held shower spray didn't work. Shower curtain was stained. When our neighbours turned their shower on, the pump could...More

Thank DagMiller
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Veered off the motorway on our way home from London in search of lunch. Looks beautifully picturesque from the outside. Upon entering into a lovely, well spaced, elegant restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere we were worried a small fortune might be leaving our purse. We...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Fantastic meal - menu was well thought out and prepared, delicious food, traditional and historic location, top staff.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

A restaurant/pub with a good ambience, great food and selection to choose from. Nothing was too much trouble and the chef was extremely helpful to my husband who has specific medical, dietary requirements. A favourite for a night out with friends!

Thank maureen t
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had fantastic night ate Lion. Decor gorgeous - sympathetic to age of hotel, dinner and breakfast lush and staff very friendly

Thank Wendi O
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christopher d
30 November 2015|
Response from NikkiR47 | Reviewed this property |
They are open on boing day but you need to contact them direct for details
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Buckden PE19 5XA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Buckden
  • Phone Number: +44 1480 810313
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