Historic inn in fine town with drinking and dining spaces in character rooms, fresh flowers and candlelight and seats on pretty terraces; warm, TV-free bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
To make the most of exploring this lovely area, stay in the individually decorated country-style bedrooms here two with their own staircases and one in a converted hayloft. Dating from the 15th-c, this is a stylish former coaching inn with plenty of rustic-chic furnishings and an appealing and relaxed atmosphere. There are exposed golden-stone walls, portraits and gilt-edged mirrors on pale paintwork, flagstones, armchairs, scatter cushions on wall seats, stools and elegant wooden dining chairs around all shapes and sizes of table, jugs of fresh flowers and plenty of big stubby candles. Brakspears Oxford Gold, North Cotswold Windrush Ale, Prescott Chequered Flag, and Wye Valley Butty Bach on handpump, good wines by the glass served by smiling, courteous staff; daily papers and background music. Wood and metal seats and tables sit on various terraced areas among shrubs and climbers and there are more seats on grass. Sudeley Castle is within walking distance and Cheltenham Racecourse is nearby.
Good Pub Guide Food
Highly rewarding food includes confit pork belly with pomme purée, pancetta, apple and black pudding, baked filo pastry with brie and rosemary, confit garlic and quince marmalade, sausage and mash with red onion gravy, slow-cooked ribs with chilli and coriander potato skins, rabbit fillet stuffed with vegetables, confit leg, garlic mash and raisin and cranberry sauce, line-caught sea trout with ratatouille and lemon and caper sauce, and puddings.
What They Say
Clad in Cotswold stone, The Lion Inn dates back to the 15th century and the interiors are a blend of fresh modern style and classic country design. Visit us to enjoy exquisite locally-sourced cuisine and warm hospitality in an idyllic Cotswolds setting.
Dining at The Lion Inn is a relaxed affair with deliciously tempting food, an imaginative wine list and friendly staff. Our Head Chef sources seasonal ingredients from the best suppliers in the area and the menus are based on what is fresh and available. This dedication to great British ingredients has earned us a coveted AA Rosette.
Our ever-changing menus can also be enjoyed al fresco in our beautiful large garden.
The Lion Inn is an ideal base from which to explore some of the most beautiful locations in the Cotswolds. There is stunning countryside, scenic walks and cycle routes, open gardens and festivals.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms