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The Lion

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52 Bridge Street, Kington HR5 3DJ, England
+44 1544 231002
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Excellent Carvery served by pleasant staff.Choice of meats and up to nine vegetables, spoilt for choice!!! Very welcoming restaurant.

Thank Sue P
Lymington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Like others I had reservations over the wide choice but shouldn't have worried. An excellent pair of starters (an egg and chorizo dish and a haggis patty) were followed by a delightful pair of mains (a curry and a Greek beef stew). This could well become our local eatery.

Thank ChrisEnstone
staffs, u.k.
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Excellent, freshly cooked food. Massive choice but this did not reduce the quality. More choice for vegetarians than most places we have eaten. Because everything is freshly cooked it takes a little while to arrive but bar prices are very reasonable and portions generous.

Thank veggie-dave
St Albans, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The extensive menu made me feel slightly concerned about dining at Lion as it suggested that not everything could be freshly prepared but the service was courteous and attentive and the dishes I chose were more than satisfactory. I had a tapas starter and the humous was clearly home-made/the pitta crispy and hot/ the mixed olives good quality and the... More 

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Kington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Great range of food at reasonable prices. They do a great Sunday lunch. A new pizza oven too so you can have eat in pizza or take out. Well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.

Thank woozie01
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

All of us were hungry and looking forward to our meal, all reviews were good so no worries. When our main came out, the chips were put out on every table so by the time we got ours the chips and something minute called veg was cold. Our plates were cold and so was the food. It seems everyone's food... More 

Thank fliddy
Kington, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

An intimate dining experience, excellent food and attentive friendly staff. We have been several times since we moved to the area and this along with one other is a favourite dining venue.

Thank Keith-Dunster
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were a group of 10 who booked in advanced always somewhat cautious when booking from afar. Gareth responded promptly by email and booking was easy. Our welcome was friendly and soon we were tasting various gins and other delights that Gareth stocks in the bar.Together with draught lagers, bottled beers and a good range of wine they looked after... More 

Thank Richard B
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The waitress was nice, where to start, we ordered our drinks the wine arrived at room temperature with a wine bucket with water and no ice, every time we poured it we got wet no napkin. We had paper napkins not linen very poor for the price. The starters arrived 2 were ok but the pigeon was sent back it... More 

Thank Kate90036
Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

My husband and I ventured out into Kington on a rare night out without our one year old daughter. I had been wanting to go the Lion for ages but we just hadent had time... We live in Kent and are only in the area when staying with my mum who lives in Evenjobb. It was a quite Saturday for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Bridge Street, Kington HR5 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Kington
  • Phone Number: +44 1544 231002
Opened 22nd June 2012

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?