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The Lion at Wendlebury

Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
+44 1869 388228
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (10 reviews)
“puds” (6 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
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1 - 10 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Travelled to meet family for a day out at Waddesdon Manor which is about 20 minutes away by car. Stayed overnight at The Lion, modern clean and comfortable room with excellent facilities and bar and restaurant at the pub. Wi-fi and phone signal not great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mickw618
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mick, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and that our team made you feel welcome. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here in December. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff as we walked in. The room was beautiful. The lounge and the bar area is very comfortable with log fires. Unfortunately we had mixed feelings about our dining experience. My chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kasparaitis
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am delighted that our team made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed our new rooms. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your chicken and will pass this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I’ve visited The Red Lion with friends and so many items on the menu are unavailable. Today, we were offered the set lunch menu but weren’t told until we were ordering that 2 of the 5 main courses were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lesley C
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I apologise for the unavailable items and also for the lack of communication you experienced, this is not our usual standard and I will be sure to bring this us with the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time myself and a group of friends have visited The Lion ( 2 visits on a Monday). The first time we went we had a delightful meal, friendly staff and most enjoyable (2 years ago). The second visit earlier this year...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank firesole1
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I very sorry that we let you down in terms of availability and communication, we are a new management team at the Lion and are working hard to improve our guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We met with friends for Sunday Lunch. The service was very good, prompt and friendly. The meals that we had were delicious, well presented and hot. Although very busy and somewhat noisy due to the Christmas and family celebrations we were not rushed and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jen R
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Jen, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am delighted that our team made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed our lovely food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met up with family for Sunday lunch. Lovely atmosphere, good service and food. One downside, no sea bass and shortage of lamb, but otherwise very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 620laureen
The_Lion_Wendlebury, Manager at The Lion at Wendlebury, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Laureen, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I am delighted that you enjoyed our food and were made to feel welcome. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Sharne Halsey Assistant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 2nd visit to this restaurant. .I went for lunch and had a carvery. The lamb was really tasty, however, it was slightly to pink for me and it was slightly fatty. However, I still really enjoyed the carvery. The only down side...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sophiiaa
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Firstly You MUST try the Scallops!! WOW! Absolutely fantastic looking inside and out, fab outdoor area, though certainly too cold to enjoy it this time of year! The establishment turned our simple bite-out-to-eat into a fantastic dining experience. The female manager truly is a star,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sightseer62112316077
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch the hulumi fries were really nice I had the burger which was also very good. The added a £8 service charge to the bill which I thought was really cheaky they did take it off when we asked though. Very nice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carl K
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A very smart country pub with high quality rooms. Food is excellent, although drinks were plenty pricey enough for me! Rooms are top notch with very comfy bed and well appointed bathrooms. Will be returning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bogfarmer
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Anne_WD
29 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsay D | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden that they can run about in but no play park as such.
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RL272
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Response from ssumart | Reviewed this property |
Yes approx 20 cars
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galaxy270
24 October 2015|
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Response from Lion_Wendlebury | Property representative |
Hi Galaxy 270, Yes we are open everyday. 10:30am - 11pm. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, The Lion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Bicester  >  Wendlebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 388228
  • E-mail
Description
For fabulous food, friendly service and quality ales, in a local friendly pub, The Lion, Wendlebury is a great choice. We have a firm focus on fresh local ingredients from The Cherwell Valley and surrounding areas. Whatever you want, whatever the season, The Lion is sure to have something on the menu to whet your appetite. Our fabulous bar is the perfect place to meet family and friends for a pre-dinner drink or morning coffee and afternoon tea. With a welcoming log fire for the chilly days, you may find it hard to leave. What is great local food without a friendly local service? We are committed to delivering service that is a welcoming and efficient. Our staff wants you to enjoy your meal and aim to be as attentive as they can be, so you can be assured you will be greeted with a smile and receive the best local service in an easy, relaxed atmosphere. For events, we have a number of spaces to entertain your guests. Cubs Cottage - has two floors and its own private patio off the Orangery. For drinks or dining the ground floor accommodates 14 people to dine and the first floor seats up to 12 diners. The Orangery seats 12/14 diners so in total Cubs cottage can accommodate up to 40 people and more for drinks receptions. The Lavender Room at the rear of the lounge bar seats up to 30 diners and is perfect for family gatherings,business meetings and local groups or just just for getting your friends together.
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