Travelled from Leamington for a belayed 60th birthday treat at the Staffordshire Grill and thought it would be easier to stay at the Lion which is attached. My friend had stayed before and recommended. Although no parking at the hotel, it is not a problem as there is a free car park literally round the corner and certainly within walking distance. Booked on Bookings.com and got a great rate. Room was lovely and cosy with nice décor, television, comfortable bed. All mod cons with tea bags, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits. Nice shower with large shower head and handy toiletries etc. Only slight negative and it is very slight, one of the curtains could have done with re-attaching to the curtain rail but it really is a very slight negative as really enjoyed my stay and very good value for the price I paid. Would stay again.
- 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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