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The Lion at Wendlebury

Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
+44 1869 388228
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (6 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! We are a group of 9 and often eat out for occasions. This time we chose here for father's day. Having never eaten here before I didn't know what to expect. The food was amazing and presented beautifully. You could tell it was all...More

Thank emmacox300793
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its over a year since going to this lovely pub, today we didn't have time for food, but a drink in the seating area outside on a sunny evening was a nice experience. Tried the House ale - which was very lively, but very drinkable,...More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff and service at this establishment completely inadequate. Be prepared for long a wait even for a drink. Brakspear you need more staff urgently, preferably staff who have a clue as to what they are doing.

Thank Consumer0618
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 12 of us visited for Sunday lunch following a recommendation. The venue looked nice and the menu sounded good. We were disappointed by firstly the roast potatoes which were almost solid and would have held up nicely for overarm bowling on the...More

1  Thank Sagawithattitude
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good morning, Firstly I would like to take the opportunity to give our sincerest apologies for your experience this Sunday just gone, I can assure you that this is not the standard that we strive for and we are very sad to hear that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing some great feedback about this newly reopened place a few of my colleagues and I decided to head there for lunch. Welcomed with warm, genuine smiles and happy banter from the two brunettes behind the bar who proceeded to serve us in the...More

Thank johnranger55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and nice staff that couldn’t help you enough. Good prices and nice sized portions, quick service as well.

Thank Jane2103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here on the Sunday before bank holiday. Food was excellent , initially I thought the service was a little slow as we had to wait for the wine to arrive after we had our starter but want really a problem as the afternoon...More

Thank colleen d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a party of 6 on route to Bicester golf and spa for the bank holiday weekend, we decided to have lunch at the Lion early on Saturday which started off our weekend brilliantly. Beautiful rural location, the Lion was easy to find off A41/M40...More

Thank teresacaulfield1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a party of 4, we decided to dine at the lion on a Friday as a last minute decision and it was the best decision we made. We all indulged in 3 courses. The Camembert starter had the whole table tucking into it and...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by chance on the internet and was delighted to find such a charming pub, restaurant and accommodation. Had a glorious sunny day which we could sit under the parasol or full sunshine. Nice menu but would like to see just a few...More

Thank Hoopla5531
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29 April 2017|
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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.
8 June 2016|
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Response from ssumart | Reviewed this property |
Yes approx 20 cars
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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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