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“Delightfully strange”
Review of The Lion - CLOSED

The Lion
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Opened 22nd June 2012
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Where to start with this place... It felt more like someone's front room than a pub which is a bit disconcerting when you first walk in. The bar had a good selection of wine but there was only bag in box ale on which was very limp and lifeless and they only had one lager (Estrella?) on tap, not ideal for a country pub. Now, the menu; I don't think there is a single corner of the planet that doesn't have some part of its cuisine listed, the menu is extensive to say the least. I started with an avocado, beetroot and blue cheese gratin, which was amazingly good despite sounding like four things that should never grace the same plate. The sweetcorn fritters were also tasty. This was followed by a chicken satay pizza which was again a bizarre concept but good to eat, my fellow diners weren't too sold on whole peanuts on a pizza but it worked for me! The service was a little shaky, one waitress was obviously new to the role as she just stood by the table holding the plate without speaking waiting for someone to claim it, but everyone was pleasant and looked happy to be there. We had a fun evening in an eccentric venue with some quirky food, if only they had some decent beer it would have been five stars!

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Thank JD2678
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal there with my friends last night on my hen do weekend in Kington. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was very friendly and helpful. Very cosy atmosphere and convenient location within Kington.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

a super 3 meat choice with loads of really good veg - the dauphinoise were especially good.
Good helpings and option of starters and puds too

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Thank dodge47
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

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Thank Sue P
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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 Chris E
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