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The Old Lion

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The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
+44 1788 833238
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for dinner. Nicely decorated pub restaurant with nice selection of beers on tap. I ordered steak because there was nothing really unusual or different on the menu. I ordered the steak rare but it arrived 30 minutes later cooked medium rare. My wife had the lamb which came with hardly any vegetables and a particularly small portion of potatoes.... More 

Thank Danof
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Met up with friends (10 of us) at the Old Lion as it was equi distant between our homes. From first point of contact the staff were friendly and efficient. The service was great and the food was excellent. It's an interesting venue too and it was great to be able to take our coffee outside to finish off a... More 

1 Thank Lezley P
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and fresh decor, comfortable seating in restaurant and the bar area. I've been here twice now once with a large group for Sunday lunch, this was very nice - everyone in the group thought so. Second time as a couple, walked to the pub on a Tuesday to find that pizzas are 2-4-1 on Tuesdays! This made our choice... More 

Thank Guto R
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I saw on their Facebook that there was a new menu coming I booked straight away, and it did not disappoint! We were already excited from reading the menu before we arrived so it didn't take us long to order, and the service was fast and friendly despite it being nice and busy. Food was absolutely incredible, the best... More 

Thank Andy W
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received great service and food when we visited the old lion. We were not rushed in anyway and all of the staff made us very comfortable at short notice when booking on the same day. Defiantly recommend them and will be returning :)

Thank Emma T
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here last Sunday for a quick pint. Shame not too busy but yet again service has let another pub down. Food looked ok. But would have been nice for the bar staff to have lifted their heads and noticed I was there waiting to be served. Eventually after 10 minutes they managed to notice I was there. The bar... More 

Thank cooldad49
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and myself return multiple times to this restaurant, wether it be for a drink or a meal. It is always clean and the staff are always welcoming with smiles on their faces and happy to be there We always recommend this place and have always taken our friends and family. I'm sure we will see you soon.

Thank Victoria H
Birmingham, UK
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a fantastic evening. Managed to grab a cancellation table at the last minute - booking essential on a Saturday night. ALL the staff were friendly, welcoming and polite. Drinks were nice, a good selection of wines and beers and the food.... the food!! Wow. We started with a sharing tear/share bread from a local bakery, came... More 

Thank PeelingSunTan
Rugby, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night after eating here just 3 weeks ago. Service and food are all very good. The traditional pub lounge bar had a nice selection of traditional, more fashionable and a few interesting drinks we hadn't tried before such as the rhubarb gin. We were sat at a table just in the restaurant next to the fireplace,... More 

Thank Jonathan W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcoming pub. Rather busy inside with locals. The bartender overheard that my phone was running out of battery and offered to charge it! Menu not extensive with a variety of dishes for all. Bar area and restaurant. Great wine menu as well as plenty of gins. I opted for moules. Plenty full with bread and frites. My partner had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?