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“Quality. Great food, Atomosphere and Wait staff”
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Lion Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Quality. Great food, Atomosphere and Wait staff”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I've been to the Lion Inn about 8 times in the last 12 months (obsessed). I've never stayed in a room but the food is of a high quality and is very consistent. Portions are good as well. I always recommend people go to the Lion and they are never disappointed. Slightly more pricey than most pubs, but happy to pay that if the food and service is great.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thanks for your review and for recommending us - we appreciate it very much.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

It is a very nice venue and location. It looks as if it should more expensive but was good value. Food was good and did not have to wait too long even though it was very busy. It will remain on our list of places to return to.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thanks for your review, Phil.

I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

I live locally and i visit here regularly to eat. Its a little pricy but its SO nice so you get what you paid for. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. Only negative i have had was that once our table was very close and i could practically hear every word of the next couples conversation and they kept staring over at us and our food!.
The interior of the Lion Inn is clean, modern and is good for the price. Me and my boyfriend booked a room for the night with breakfast. Room and bathroom was perfect and had a romantic feel to it. Bed was really comfy!!! Breakfast had a wide range and was really yummy!
Its a very short drive to Chelmsford town which is great for Shopping, Bars and Resturants etc..
I would definately recommened this as a Hotel and Resturant :0)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jodie W
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thanks for your review Jodie.

We're delighted you enjoyed the added benefit of using the hotel and not having to drive home after dinner.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Came here for lunch last week. Service was very good, did not have to wait long for anything.
Don't normally have fish and chips, but just fancied it and was pleased I did! Everything perfect; batter fresh, very tasty chips. Just shows how tasty it can be when done right!
Had two excellent desserts, left wanting to come back again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thanks for your review and great comments.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Southminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We have been to The Lion several times and never been disappointed. The staff are fantastic,they work so hard to accommodate you,nothing is too much trouble. The food is lovely and the atmosphere is lively. It is rare in this country to get such great service and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thanks for your review.

It's always great to receive positive comments from regular visitors. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We went here for a leaving party, it was a set menu and very expensive for the food on offer. Although the staff and service was excellent. A choice of medium or well done steak is a give-away to the style of food here, prepacked and zapped.. - unfortunate they are still charging low end restaurant prices for very very low end pub fare. Won't be going back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thanks for your review.

I am really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us recently but would thank you for your appreciation of our staff members.

I believe strongly that TripAdvisor is not the medium for lengthy rebuttals, however, I would be remiss if I did not take the opportunity to assure you that every steak delivered to a table in the restaurant is provided by local butchers and is most definitely not 'zapped'.

I would be more than happy to speak to you in this regard if you wish to call.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Stayed here for business. Very nice well supplied room with comfortable furnishings and a very comfortable bed. Also nice and quiet at night. Good breakfast of ham and eggs. Have also eaten here quite a few times and the food is very good. Portions are large so one or two courses are usually enough.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Richard G
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jmirams, Manager at Lion Inn, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thanks for your feedback, Richard. It's very much appreciated.

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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 21 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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