Stayed here as a last minute deal over Xmas and food and staff was fantastic and really kept the Christmas spirit going even though they was working on Xmas day at normal rate!!!which i find disgusting but there Xmas spirit was still there to make it enjoyable for everybody else who was paying which I admire,I had to go on another business trip on 2nd of January and decided to stay at the hotel this time..food was super clean and room was very spacious,had the burger with beef dripping chips which were amazing and once again the staff was fantastic,the receptionist was very bubbly and friendly and went past the call of duty to help with any of my querys and questions I asked(Adele)I believe the name was,then went into the bar and being a ex bar manager myself was extremely impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the barmaid(jenny)all in all good food, friendly staff and comfy bed what else u need from a stay.
- 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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