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Lion Hotel, Craven Arms

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High Street
Leintwardine
Postal town: Craven Arms
SY7 0JZ
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Ian Mapp left this review about Lion Hotel

Higher scoring for the location and excellent service. Fantastic beer garden, next to the ancient bridge. They are setup for pizza and some beer service from an outside bar. Inside, multi room coaching in with posh dining and a proper bar to the front.

Food is expensive, but good. £10 for a sandwich which only has bread on the bottom :-)

Ludlow Gold in very average condition.

Worth breaking up a journey to mid wales. But, of course, there is always the Sun Inn.

On 9th July 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1316 recommendations about 1302 pubs]


Tris C left this review about Lion Hotel

My guess is that the Lion dates from at least the 19th century, situated in lovely Leintwardine, the pub blessed with an idyllic riverside location and garden.
Despite its age, the pub/hotel is situated across the road from the Sun Inn; by comparison, the Sun is like a Boulton & Watt steam engine compared to the Lion’s Large Hadron Collider. You enter into a sort-of vestibule, the type of place where people wait to meet guests and indeed you are greeted by Front of House, me having prudently reserved a table; another breakout area is to the rear, beyond which are very swanky lavs. Otherwise, it would seem that this is just a two-room restaurant, with a cream of mushroom soup colour scheme, modern boarded floor, some exposed brickwork and timber members, recessed downlighters in a white ceiling, along with more traditional sconces. Tables are traditional, but chairs are what you’d expect in a smart restaurant; vintage prints of Herefordshire from yesteryear and a log burning stove complete the ensemble. Food is a focal point here, my burger, served on a wooden chopping board, being dry and claggy, with a dehydrated, crispy brioche bun of indeterminate vintage, at the London centric price of £13, fries included; a request for it to be cooked medium rare was met with bemusement by an otherwise friendly and efficient waitress. Customers all seemed to have come from the Southeast, but without my good intentions delivered over the road.
The ale front amounted to an unused pump, a reversed Butty Bach clip, then just Ludlow Gold at a rather steep £2.25 a half, served by a rather robotic barman.
This isn’t a bad place as such, but the ale choice – especially for a Friday evening – and corporate feel dents the appeal somewhat; the Sun next door provides the explanation as to why I’m the first reviewer.

On 12th March 2023 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Hopton Heath, 3.22 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Bucknell, 3.58 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
Broome, 4.86 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Lion Hotel, Leintwardine
9th Jul 2023, 10:01
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
 
12th Mar 2023, 19:40
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 February 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 February 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby changing. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Public bar only. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
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