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US$12 - US$40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived slightly late but that wasn’t a problem. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff and shown to our table then asked if we would like a drink while we got settled. The menu came and had plenty of choice. I...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Phil Thank you for your review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night for our wedding anniversary. Really friendly staff who were very helpful. The room was lovely and quiet. Slept very well. Lovely soft pillows and duvet. Breakfast was freshly cooked for out order hot and very tasty. Lovely location. Thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lilly We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Expect to pay about £15 for a main on average, but ranging from £11 to about £25. Food was excellent but marginally on the pricier end compared to other local restaurants for the same kind of quality. Our only issue was that despite the place...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your food. I am really sorry that you found the service slow, we will address this. My only thought is that our staff are getting to grips with all the extra things they have to...More

Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable lunch at The Lion. We had the Mackerel Pate, Battered Hake & Chips, and the Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie, and would recommend all three. We actually booked here after another restaurant cancelled our reservation due to a positive COVID-19...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2020

We visited the lion on Saturday evening. We were taken through to a back room where there was one other table of people who shortly left. So we were on our own in a room with very quiet music and no candles or any atmosphere...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the food but apologise if you felt the experience lacked atmosphere. This year has been a very tricky one with rules changing rapidly. We have asked our staff to err on the careful side which...More

Reviewed 2 October 2020

Four of us visited for Sunday lunch on our wedding anniversary. It was the first time we had eaten out since the start of the pandemic so we were really looking forward to it. It did not disappoint. Covid safety guidelines were followed well, we...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Penn01, General Manager at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Thank you for joining us for your celebration lunch and congratulations on your recent wedding anniversary.

Reviewed 29 September 2020

The wife and I stayed here for a night as part of a cycling tour, and it was just great. Lovely room looking out to the river and the staff was incredibly friendly with great chat and cheer. Chef, your food was absolutely fantastic and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Thank you for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will call in again next time you are cycling in our area.

Reviewed 20 September 2020

We turned up without booking and were made very welcome and given a table outside by the river. The menu was varied and we both found something tempting to eat. The service was fantastic ( i presume he was the manager) was brilliant, helpful and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Thank you Katie, I think you must mean Nathan who is indeed one of our front of house managers, I am sure when he reads this he will have an even wider smile on his face. I am really glad you enjoyed your meals and...More

Reviewed 20 September 2020

By far one of the best places to eat in the area which is saying something as Ludlow is only a short distance away. the menu is not huge which we find is a good thing. try the hake with minted peas or the steak...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Penn01, Owner at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Thank you for your review John, it is very much appreciated. I am so glad that you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

The Lion should be wonderful, and in most regards it really was...the position beside the river is perfect, the layout and ambiance lovely, the staff keen and helpful. It was just the food, it came cold, the chips soggily so. We mentioned this to the...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Penn01, General Manager at The Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that you felt your meal was cold and your chips soggy, this is unacceptable and certainly not the normal experience offered to our guests. I can only assume that because the reduced opening days...More

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The Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5