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The Lion at Wendlebury

Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
+44 1869 388228
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“puds” (6 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely village pub/restaurant with beautiful rooms. Well decorated, very spacious room with a lovely shower/en-suite stocked with amenities. The room had a great old fashioned dialing ring styled telephone, selection of teas, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Booked dinner for 8.00pm, as our over night...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2018JT2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To sum up The Lion - Its just a really lovely pub with excellent food and very attentive staff. I have never had a bad meal here and the atmosphere is always pleasant!More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank OxfordFamilyonTour
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with us. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your times here and our lovely team have made you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at this pub restaurant which we both thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant was nearly full which added greatly to the super ambience and atmosphere. My wife had the chicken, and pork for myself, both delicious and served with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank billnelson44
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bill, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dinner with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal and that our team made you feel so welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Travelled to meet family for a day out at Waddesdon Manor which is about 20 minutes away by car. Stayed overnight at The Lion, modern clean and comfortable room with excellent facilities and bar and restaurant at the pub. Wi-fi and phone signal not great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mickw618
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mick, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and that our team made you feel welcome. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Stayed here in December. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff as we walked in. The room was beautiful. The lounge and the bar area is very comfortable with log fires. Unfortunately we had mixed feelings about our dining experience. My chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kasparaitis
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am delighted that our team made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed our new rooms. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your chicken and will pass this...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is the second time I’ve visited The Red Lion with friends and so many items on the menu are unavailable. Today, we were offered the set lunch menu but weren’t told until we were ordering that 2 of the 5 main courses were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lesley C
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I apologise for the unavailable items and also for the lack of communication you experienced, this is not our usual standard and I will be sure to bring this us with the team...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is the third time myself and a group of friends have visited The Lion ( 2 visits on a Monday). The first time we went we had a delightful meal, friendly staff and most enjoyable (2 years ago). The second visit earlier this year...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank firesole1
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I very sorry that we let you down in terms of availability and communication, we are a new management team at the Lion and are working hard to improve our guest...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

We met with friends for Sunday Lunch. The service was very good, prompt and friendly. The meals that we had were delicious, well presented and hot. Although very busy and somewhat noisy due to the Christmas and family celebrations we were not rushed and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jen R
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Jen, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am delighted that our team made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed our lovely food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 27 November 2018

Met up with family for Sunday lunch. Lovely atmosphere, good service and food. One downside, no sea bass and shortage of lamb, but otherwise very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 620laureen
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Laureen, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am delighted that you enjoyed our food and were made to feel welcome. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is my 2nd visit to this restaurant. .I went for lunch and had a carvery. The lamb was really tasty, however, it was slightly to pink for me and it was slightly fatty. However, I still really enjoyed the carvery. The only down side...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sophiiaa
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Anne_WD
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Response from Lindsay D | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden that they can run about in but no play park as such.
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RL272
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Response from ssumart | Reviewed this property |
Yes approx 20 cars
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galaxy270
23 October 2015|
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Response from Lion_Wendlebury | Property representative |
Hi Galaxy 270, Yes we are open everyday. 10:30am - 11pm. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, The Lion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Bicester  >  Wendlebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 388228
  • E-mail
Description
For fabulous food, friendly service and quality ales, in a local friendly pub, The Lion, Wendlebury is a great choice. We have a firm focus on fresh local ingredients from The Cherwell Valley and surrounding areas. Whatever you want, whatever the season, The Lion is sure to have something on the menu to whet your appetite. Our fabulous bar is the perfect place to meet family and friends for a pre-dinner drink or morning coffee and afternoon tea. With a welcoming log fire for the chilly days, you may find it hard to leave. What is great local food without a friendly local service? We are committed to delivering service that is a welcoming and efficient. Our staff wants you to enjoy your meal and aim to be as attentive as they can be, so you can be assured you will be greeted with a smile and receive the best local service in an easy, relaxed atmosphere. For events, we have a number of spaces to entertain your guests. Cubs Cottage - has two floors and its own private patio off the Orangery. For drinks or dining the ground floor accommodates 14 people to dine and the first floor seats up to 12 diners. The Orangery seats 12/14 diners so in total Cubs cottage can accommodate up to 40 people and more for drinks receptions. The Lavender Room at the rear of the lounge bar seats up to 30 diners and is perfect for family gatherings,business meetings and local groups or just just for getting your friends together.
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