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The Old Lion

££ - £££, British,
The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
+44 1788 833238
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit to the Old Lion having received glowing recommendations from friends over Christmas. I decided to take a chance and booked the restaurant in early January in readiness of Valentine's Day as a romantic surprise for my wife. Given that it...More

Thank PhilDavis23
Reviewed 6 days ago

This pub was very empty for a Friday night. The waiting staff were young and inexperienced and it wasn't until the end of the evening, we found out there was a Specials board. We had asked for one, but the waitress seemed indifferent and didn't...More

Thank newsalisbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on Saturday at 12.15 for a table booked for 5 at 12.30pm, we aited at the bar whilst we were steadfastly ignored by the two young waitresses, no eye contact, no welcome. We hung around watching them trundle back and forth whist we...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service, long delays, wrong food and guess what no apology. Overall a very disappointing lunch with family. Perhaps need to learn the art of customer service.

Thank Miles S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an outstanding experience we had from making the booking, for which we received an email confirmation - very efficient, to the warm welcome we received on arrival. We were seated in the restaurant with it's lovely decor creating a relaxed atmosphere. It was a...More

1  Thank mach0rne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, nice well made food , in a very nicely refurbished pub . Really nice outdoor area too

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met some friends here on a cross country journey. We picked it based on trip advisor reviews and are glad we did. The pub is warm and welcoming (with an open fire) with lovely staff. The food was very good and they brought the kids...More

Thank BMA9090
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Friendly pub..liked that the chef came out a number of times and made conversation. I sat next to the lovely open fire and had the mussels followed by the chefs recommendation of chocolate fondant. Enjoyed my food and visit to the old lion

Thank cocopep80
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very nice meal in very nice surroundings with nice decor. Good choice of menu too. Well worth a look when in the Rugby area

1  Thank jinman72
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We called in with our daughter after we’d collected her from the station when she arrived from London. We didn’t arrive until past two o’clock and the pub closes at two thirty, but the member of staff behind the bar was friendly and said we...More

Thank teabus
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Karen C
13 November 2017|
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Response from martainster | Reviewed this property |
Look on trip advisor. They are listed there.
Theresa T
16 June 2017|
Response from SteveW001 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we have 3 to choose from. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 833238
  • E-mail
Nestled in the picturesque Warwickshire village of Harborough Magna near Rugby, The Old Lion offers a fresh take on the classic country pub. We're passionate about good food and drink so here you'll find proper pub grub made from the best local produce coupled with a selection of great cask ales, craft beers & wines.
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