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The Lion Inn

The Lion Inn Main Road, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
+44 1245 394900
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Lion Inn Main Road, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the Lion Inn yesterday for a family members birthday, was initially disappointed that there wasn't a veggie/vegan option roast as so simple to do. The menu they did put on though sounded delicious so any disappointment quickly disappeared. Had the mushroom and truffle...More

Thank NHeasman
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Your comments on the menu have been passed along to the chef. I am glad your partner enjoyed his meal although I was sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your dish. We do try and provide a range of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vibe . Nice drinks area . Great selection of food . Wedding !! So far brilliant service brilliant .lovely areas outside to chill out . Rooms all look 👀 very nice . Would recommend a visit will be back

Thank Austen b
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for this review and recommendation, we are so glad you enjoyed the wedding.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I came for a Sunday lunch, We both fancied a roast but when I saw the veal sirloin I liked the sound of it. My partner went for the lamb roast. Both meats cooked nicely. Just a few things lacking for us....More

Thank FISHPOTJO
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting with us. I’m sorry you felt that all was not as you would have liked. We are always light on our seasoning as this allows our guests to season to their individual taste. With regards to our vegetable accompaniments, we only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends. You can’t book, so get there in plenty of time. You may have to wait, but it is worthwhile. Very good food, lots of choices, served by efficient, friendly staff. The chefs don’t hang about either, as we didn’t wait long...More

Thank Paul S
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the lion on saturday 5th may. It was a private party in a very nice room. The food was very good and the service aswell, but most of all I would like to thank the staff very much for looking after my father...More

Thank Shamwari1
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, we are glad that we could be of assistant on the day and we hope your father is feeling better.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They said they didn't accept reservations so a bit worried that we wouldn't get a table. It was fine we got there early and the huge dining room was nearly empty. It did fill up quite quickly so I would suggest getting there early to...More

Thank homesteads
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review, We are glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up the path to be greeted by drunk people in a cloud of smoke. One jeered at me which was very intimidating as I was alone with my 5yr old. I entered to be asked by the staff member if I was joining...More

Thank AmyHorton
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

At the time you arrived we had finished lunch service and had not begun our evening dinner service and were only offering a snack menu. You are quite correct that we do not have a dedicated GF snack menu, as we do for our main...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch recently. Friendly staff, quick service, excellent food. Thoroughly recommend, well worth a visit.

Thank SaKe46
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review and recommendation, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommendation from locals while at the cricket. We were expecting a small country pub. It's vast! It was busy, but the staff was excellent and the food first-rate. So pleased we got in, it was wonderful. And not extortionate.

Thank Fran886
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter got married at the lion house yesterday. Absolutely superb, food excellent, staff first class a truly wonderful day. Stayed overnight and the rooms are wonderful, clean, modern and comfortable. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank jc63essex
jmirams, Manager at The Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review, we are so glad you enjoyed your daughters big day in our Lion House

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Linda B
16 January 2018|
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Response from Kgellis | Reviewed this property |
They only allow bookings for 10 plus but from memory I’m not aware of such a large round table- they are always accommodating so I would contact them to ask
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Megan B
25 April 2017|
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Response from jmirams | Property representative |
Hello Our dress code is smart/casual so smart jeans are acceptable - however suits and dresses are not out of place either. Hope this helps.
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Judith P
14 February 2017|
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Response from jmirams | Property representative |
We are about 30 mins from the racecourse.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lion Inn Main Road, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 394900
Description
Whether you are with us for lunch or dinner, we provide a friendly, vibrant atmosphere amongst very eclectic surroundings.
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