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The Lion Inn

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North Street, Winchcombe GL54 5PS, England
+44 1242 603300
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Wales
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch booked a couple of hours earlier in the day, and asked whether they could do a vegan meal. Assured they could - then 2 hours later really unhelpful staff member told us they couldn't and pretty much all they could offer was an open red pepper sandwich with goats cheese removed. Asked for water twice - never... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every now and then you visit an establishment like The Lion Inn and you leave feeling like you want to be a regular. As someone who traveled a fair distance to stay in Winchcombe over the valentines week, it has left me feeling slightly jealous of the locals. Pubs like this don't just spring up, they take decades to form... More 

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chester
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner here and thought everything excellent. There was a nice log fire burning in a room off the bar with some comfy looking seating and there was the bar which was where we ate and was very nice too. There is another area to eat as well which looked attractive. Our food was delicious. We shared a potted... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I met for a mid week supper, It was a cold wet night outside, but inside this charming little pub it was a warm welcoming night. The fire was roaring, the lighting just right and the staff were very welcoming. We had the most wonderful supper, shared a starter and had extra bread, at no extra charge... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We arrived muddy and cold after a 2C 9 mile winter walk to Belas Knap ( google it, its also worth a visit). The welcome and subsequent meal was superb. Delightful staff, try the goat's cheese and beetroot starter. Absolute pub perfection! Muddy boots allowed!

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Maidstone
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went here for Christmas day lunch and after a slow start it developed into a memorable occasion, Food was great as was the service. The Menu and wine list will not disappoint. Highly recommended.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

we were in Winchcombe on a mini-break and called in at The Lion Inn for a drink, ended up spending the whole afternoon here and returned the next day for lunch, it's a lovely old pub with a roaring real fire and comfy armchairs in the bar, the restaurant is quite small but very welcoming with a rustic feel, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The service was pretty faultless, and the food good. The one criticism I would level would be in terms of the portion sizes, which were very small. It was all very "Masterchef", but food does not have to be tiny to be high quality ! Given the comparatively high prices, I think there should have been more on our plates.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Ate here at Sunday lunchtime. Service and surroundings were fine. Had starters and mains only. Starters were quite small bearing in mind they were £7 - £8 each, particularly the goats cheese, tiny portion with a few random leaves. Mains were roast pork, meat and sauce fine but smears and smudges of potato and " apple puree " and tiny... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

An anniversary and where to go for a special meal – The Lion. We’ve been before and had an excellent meal. I should have had a look at recent comments. Yes, it was very poor indeed. OK the service was bright and cheerful with no complaints, but the food…. It seems there is a new chief there. The meal started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$63
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street, Winchcombe GL54 5PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Winchcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 603300
Description
Dining at The Lion Inn in Winchcombe is a relaxed affair with deliciously tempting food, an excellent wine list and friendly staff. Our chefs source local, seasonal ingredients from the best suppliers in the area and our menus are based on what is fresh & available and change daily. We have included prices in the sample menu, but please note that these may vary depending on the season.For our younger guests, we provide high chairs in the restaurant and child-sized portions upon request.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?