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The Old Lion

££ - £££, British,
The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
+44 1788 833238
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Old Lion Pailton Road, Rugby CV23 0HQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Our 16 March 2018 evening reservation at The Old Lion, for my wife, youngest daughter & I, was to take advantage of a Christmas Voucher present. Well received on our early arrival, we were shown, on our request, directly to our table with our ordered...More

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner on Saturday evening in a pleasantly busy pub. The beer, Ubu, was perfectly served. The food was excellent, particularly the cod and bellypork, which my wife loved. I had the smoked haddock but wished I had the cod. That said, it was still good....More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of us visited the Old Lion recently and it was a mixed bag regarding the quality of the food. All but one of the starters were very good (over-priced but good), but the roll with the one soup ordered was dry and tough....More

Thank Geoffrey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the slow cooked blade of beef as the main and mussels as a starter. Both was perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is very relaxing. They also feature an open fire which was nice and is for sure also very attractive if one wants to go...More

Thank SchillerOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see how it has changed as The Old Lion used to be. Family favourite place to go. It is obvious that a lot of money has been invested and most of the staff were pleasant. The food was mediocre and the menu...More

1  Thank wigglyline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband go here most weekends either for a couple of drinks or a meal. The staff are always really friendly, and having tried several dishes on different visits they have always been delicious. It is very reasonably priced too. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 February 2018

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 3 February 2018 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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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