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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband found this restaurant purely by luck. Searching pub family restaurants near Chelmsford and this beauty came up. Firstly unless you need a table for 10 or more people you cannot book. We got there at 1 pm and came across a very large queue. Although it was freezing cold, people were not put off and waited until they...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, polite helpful staff, a terrific place to drink, eat or meet friends. Gets very busy so be prepared to wait as you can't book but well worth the wait. Lovely outside area for when the weather is good.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to The Lion Inn but it won't be my last! The food is delicious, the staff are friendly and helpful and the decor is lovely. You could not book a table in advance but although the restaurant was busy, this didn't matter as our party of 9 were seated about 30 minutes after we arrived,...

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Thank Phil H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. 20 of us, food arrived quickly and at same time and very hot. The waitresses were amazing. Food fantastic. No complaints at all and everyone asked if we can go back next year - praise indeed!!!

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Thank karensutterby
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were attending a niece's 30th birthday (Masquerade) Party at the Lion House so stayed overnight at the hotel. Firstly, the service, buffet food quality and attention to detail at the Lion House was on par with some of the large London hotels visited for company Christmas parties, it was that professional. Secondly, the hotel rooms are of an excellent...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for a birthday meal on Sunday evening. It was my first visit and I was very impressed. The atmosphere was great, and most tables were full. (You do have to get there early as they don't take bookings). Service is quick, you take your order up to the bar. The roast chicken was perfect - big portion...

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Thank 05LH05
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We attended a wedding followed by the reception at the Lion House and stayed overnight. There is no other word.The food served, the friendly staff, the room and breakfast the following morning were nothing but excellent. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Superb night out with good food and exceptional surrounds. Being someone who enjoys their food the Lion Inn meets every requirement. Not only was the food of excellent quality but the portions were more than adequate. The whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable and we were not rushed. Great evening out.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This was a rare chance to have time away from work with a great friend and colleague. The food and friendly service in the evening was outstanding. The level of service and help over breakfast was as good as anything I've ever experienced. Faye just could not do enough, even to the point of filling my flask with coffee for...

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Thank MikeyJAKelly
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places in Essex. Service was outstanding and the staff always tried to go the extra mile to make our visit special. The food is just perfect in every way. Can't wait for our next visit. If you have never eaten here you don't know what you are missing.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Accessible rooms
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Additional Information about Lion Inn

Address: The Lion Inn Main Road | Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: ₹ 9,001 - ₹ 9,169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lion Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms are fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles trf1960, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“eat at the restaurant of the hotel! food is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles michelemZ7266GB, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ask for room with garden out the back”
 of 5 bubbles Getabout01, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a double deluxe room - reckon worth paying the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles MargSuffolk, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you need a twin room you have to phone.”
 of 5 bubbles GregC942, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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