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The Old Lion

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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Probably our fifth or sixth visit here and every time it has been great. This time in particular, the service was exceptional, as was the food. Coupled with the fact that the pub itself is a lovely place to relax, its a winning combination! Would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tmxle
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the various good reviews I decided on a family Sunday lunch here for my wife's birthday on Sunday 6th January, and being our first time, I was expecting a very good experience. We ordered a selection of roasts - Pan fried chicken, Lamb,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ibbo1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local we visit the Old Lion pretty regularly on a weekend. Paid a visit on Friday night with the intention of only having a couple of drinks, but bumped into some friends and ended up having a few more and eating as well....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank johncW9146LI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a family festive meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. We always like to come here when visiting family. The turkey medallions with cranberry jus were so tasty and portion size was perfect. Most of us had the turkey or the beef wellington...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank angelika733
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing and the menu is great for vegetarians. The atmosphere is wonderful and all of the staff and the owner are so professional and very nice and attentive. I couldn’t find a single fault with this Pub Restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dorrrymatt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner came here last week and everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I think the owners are chefs and it really shows. We don’t get chance to come very oftern but when we do there is always something different on the menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank esx32018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely great little pub it was a Warm welcoming atmosphere with friendly staff their service was spot on from the moment we walked in.Along with the food,dessert to coffee & the gin selection WOW that is second to none!!! And deserves a second visit. Delightful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gemma-mnicholson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited 3 times over the Christmas including the New Year’s Eve glitter party! The service was second to none, nothing is too much trouble. Delicious food with a lovely varied menu. A cosy roaring fire welcomes you in the winter. Dog friendly pub. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beckypd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in with my friend for a quick meal. The bar staff, Emma and Kieran were absolutely amazing. The food-vile, just vile. Granted we came in just before the kitchen closed, we ordered a wagu burger and king prawn sandwich. The burger was rock hard...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank yana a
missmatmoo, Owner at The Old Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry you had a bad experience wherever you ate but this was not at our pub. We don’t have staff with those names and we don’t sell those food items either . Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been to th e Old Lion for 20 years so interested to go back. Delightful pub atmosphere very pleasant restaurant and charming staff! The food was delicious and so good to see all the changes over the years. It won't be so long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank willaim c
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Sarah J
8 September 2018|
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Response from missmatmoo | Property representative |
Yes we do Currently its £5 and you get the main meal, a drink and a kids activity pack included. We do: Kinds pizza and chips Grilled chicken and chips Sausage and mash Fish goujons You can choose either, salad, mash or... More
Sophie S
23 March 2018|
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Response from gourmetmike746 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know my baby is now 18 so haven’t really noticed you could check with the gastro pub. Kind regards
Karen C
13 November 2017|
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Response from martainster | Reviewed this property |
Look on trip advisor. They are listed there.
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