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“More vegetarian options please”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lion Inn

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Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 22 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford
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3 reviews
“More vegetarian options please”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I loved the food but would have liked to have seen more vegetarian options on the menu.
The food was beautifully presented but dry, some sauces, dips or olive oil and lemon juice
would have made it extra special. More protein with the veggies would be great and less
carbs, dessert was lovely but heavy and dry it needed more sauce.

I know we are all cutting back on fat and sugar but some added wild foods, flowers even weeds
in the salad would help get a vegetarian foodie excited. Maybe highlight meals on the menu that are lower in salt, fat and sugar we all want to stay healthy. Vegan options too please.

Perhaps diners could fill in a questionare on what they would like to see added on to the menu plan, get some feedback and ideas.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank lizzie33220
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review.

You have made many suggestions in your review which can't be fully explored here. Certainly, if asked, we would happily provide extra sauces, gravy etc to add to your enjoyment of our food. We are also happy to cater to specific dietary requirements if we are advised in advance.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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essex
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110 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

We go to the Lion a couple of times a month and last week alone I went there twice.
The bar staff are always very friendly and they have a good selection of wines and drinks.
Although I love the food I sometimes wish they did some lighter dishes in there.
The burger is really tasty.
I had the asparagus with hollandaise and poached egg which was a special and gorgeous.
The pate is also great and the apple sorbet.
I love the lunetta prosecco.
We will always return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review and your continuing support of The Lion - it is much appreciated.

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Hereford, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

i stay here regularly for business and it is always of a very high standard. The menu is varied and the specials are excellent and good value for money. The rooms are well designed and have everything a business traveller needs.I always look forward to coming here!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank BettyKatie
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review.

It's great that we are ticking boxes for the right reasons and to know we have provided regular travellers with all that is needed.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Spent two nights at this small and friendly hotel. Was very pleasantly surprised how lovely the hotel was very well furnished and clean and fresh. the grounds were quite small but had nice little areas to sit out in. The restaurant is outstanding, all the meals were very well cooked and tasty. the full English breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked with a good selection of cereal and fruit etc. The staff were very friendly too.Thinking of going back for overnight stay soon.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review, Janice.

I am very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed here last Friday as we had a wedding in the area. What can I say other than Wow!
Great place to stay, the rooms were spotless & the staff very helpful.
Breakfast was pretty good aswell.
Would definately return as I would like to try out the restaurant.
No hesitation in recommending this place!
Well done The Lion Inn :-)

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise S
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review Louise.

I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your lovely comments. We hope to welcome again soon.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

I have been here on a number of occasions!and it is a lovely independent restaurant.
Food is amazing. Fresh, original and delicious.
It's not cheap, but I'm happy to pay a little extra for quality.
Only downside is its quite noisy, however it's a good atmosphere.
I recommend to all my friends and have taken my family here frequently.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank KatyEssexfood
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thanks for your review Katy.

I am pleased to know that The Lion continues to be a reliable destination for you.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Love this place, although we use it mainly for the food, we enjoy the excellent food, great staff and comfortable surroundings. The place has a relaxing ambience, and manages to make people from all backgrounds feel a little special! Classless and classy! Food is simply excellent, a small menu compared to some but with a list of specials that tease you away from the standard offerings.
Well worth a visit, they provide for large parties and cater for professional meeting as well

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank bmwk1200s
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Thank you so much for such a great review.

We will endeavour to always 'tick all the boxes'. Please do visit us again soon.

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Property: Lion Inn
Address: The Lion Inn Main Road | Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Chelmsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lion Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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