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“Modern hotel in lovely village of Brewood”
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Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Brewood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A really nice Hotel and restrauant , all the rooms look totally refurbished to a high standard.The staff were all very polite and helpful.I had dinner and was served an excellent meal and the next morning a superb breakfast. A good value Hotel producing first class service

Room Tip: Anyone that has difficulty with stairs the 1st floor would be best
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Just a one-night stop for us; picked and booked through one of the many hotel websites. Brewood is a bit of a strange place; it is a crossroads of probably Georgian buildings with some modern development around. You would expect it to be on a traditional coaching route, but it is a mile or so away from the nearest main road. The Lion Hotel has about 10 rooms. Our room was small, but comfortable with some exposed beams. It is a very old building, so the stairs are narrow, steep and uneven.
The staff are very friendly - we were greeted on arrival, formalities completed quickly and taken to our room.
We wanted to book a table for dinner - the only choice was at 5:30, whihc they stretched to 6:00pm for us, provided we could clear the table for a 7:30pm booking. It is a very popular restaurant.
There were a couple of issues: First, there is no parking, so if you are lucky, you might be able to grab one of the 2 or 3 spaces outside, otherwise there is a small public car park around 100 yards away, quite roughly surfaced, a little overgrown and litter strewn. Doesn;t fill with confidence if you have an expensive car...
Our bathroom was very small, the door, made of opaque glass was set at an angle, so it was very tight to use the loo with the door closed. We found in the morning that the shower was broken, but just about usable (reported to staff, so hopefully this will be sorted). However, it was so obviously broken (loose connections in the pipework and defective temperature control) that I was surprised it hadn't been noticed and sorted. The ceiling paintwork over the shower was also peeling and unattractive.
Dinner was good, but a little expensive for what it was; breakfast is the usual "full English". Good sausage, rubbery bacon and black pud, limited selection of anything else.
Overall, it was an OK stay, but have stayed in better "bijou" hotels. Probably wouldn't go back

Room Tip: Back rooms overlook a courtyard used as a bar; front rooms overlook a road, but probably not that bu...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Stayed in a superior room on the top floor; evidently an old building (Grade II I believe) tastefully modernised and furnished. Bathroom evidently newish with everything working and very clean. Room (ceiling opened up to the eaves) - and comfortable bed - both well-proportioned.

Dinner very good as was breakfast. Service efficient and friendly throughout despite Saturday night clearly being very popular - and for good reason.

It's evident that someone has put considerable thought and expenditure into the look and feel of the hotel and restaurant, and it really shows (complacent hoteliers in Ludlow take note of how it should be done).

All in all, it made for a relaxing, albeit brief, stay in the centre of Brewood - a far more pleasant rural village alternative to staying in Lichfield (our destination) on a Saturday night.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for drinks on Saturday 18th March. No where to sit in bar area so went into the side room. Unfortunately we were asked to go back to bar as tables reserved for eating only. Stood at bar but was then in the way of glass collection ! Shame the staff are only interested in customers wanting to eat as was planning to spend substantial amount on cocktails that evening. In future will support the other village pubs that are much welcoming to those wanting to drink, drink, drink !

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

First like to say about the hotel
On arrival the staff were so welcomming.
Went straight to the bar which had a lovely well kept old peculiar. it was clean and tidy.
Went up to the room, no lifts at this hotel so you have to negotiate the narrow stairs.
The lady who checked us in took us to the room on the top floor.
Lovely spacious room which was very clean and you could tell the cleaner took pride in what they did. Lovely oak beams which were the original beams i think, it gace the room character.
A little later we went down for the evening meal at the staffordshire grill.
My partner and myself had the steak which was cooked to perfection.
The cost of the meal was good as we had a 3 course and wine.
Went back to the room.
Next morning we had a full english included in the price again well presented and loads of it.

This hotel and restaurant is s great gem.

The only downside i found is if you are disabled you will probably have difficulty in climbing the stairs.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lion Hotel

Address: Market Place, Brewood ST19 9BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Brewood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Brewood
Price Range: ₹ 4,331 - ₹ 8,481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lion Hotel, built in the 18th century, was originally two establishments, namely The Giffard Arms and The Red Lion. They continued to have two different proprietors until 1850, when The Giffard Arms and The Red Lion was under a single proprietor and was presumably combined into one establishment. The name seems to have been shortened to The Lion by 1867.It was in The Red Lion that the Hon. John Byng was "put into a white-washed room, and got a miserable, neither hot - nor cold dinner" in 1792.The Giffard Arms was used as a magistrates court and the Magistrates and prisoners would enter by the now blocked off door on the far right of the building.In 1870 and for many years there were many different licensees for The Lion, including E. Bagnall and A. Bourne, and in 1937 the licensee was a Mrs Anne Ball. The combined premises subsequently had a spell as a "posh" Three Star Hotel (AA & RAC).A magnificent staircase was removed from the interior of The Giffard Arms in 1970.At present, The Lion Hotel is a Grade 11 listed building. ... more   less 
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