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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
478 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

Food and Drink are central to the Lion, we pride ourselves on locally sourced food. Our Chef and his team have spent a lot of time and effort sourcing local producers of quality, fresh ingredients to ensure that the meals we serve are of the highest quality.

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01547 540203

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Craven Arms

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

£3

  • Marinated Spanish Olives

    • Homemade Garlic Bread

      Mains

      £6

      • Pasta Bolognaise

        parmesan cheese

        • Sausage

          fries ~ garden peas

          • Macaroni Cheese

            • Mini Fish & Chips

              garden peas

              Puddings

              £3

              • Chocolate Brownie

                vanilla ice cream

                • Fruit Salad & Whipped Vanilla Cream

                  • Selection of Homemade Ice Creams

                    Last updated: March 22, 2022

                    What 478 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.5
                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.5Food
                    • 4.5Service
                    • 4.5Ambience
                    • 4.4Value

                    NoiseModerate

                    Loved For

                    • Shropshire

                      Best Overall

                    • Shropshire

                      Best Food

                    • Shropshire

                      Best Ambiance

                    • Shropshire

                      Best Value

                    • Shropshire

                      Fit for Foodies

                    • Shropshire

                      Healthy

                    • Shropshire

                      Great for Lunch

                    • Shropshire

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                    1. LB

                      LBDH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Had a lovely meal, lamb shanks and coq au vin were delicious, sat outside overlooking the river and great views, service was very good.

                    2. KT

                      KarenT

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Fish and chips amazing. Very busy service but staff was working hard not to keep customers waiting. Great job by all staff. Wonderful atmosphere.

                    3. RL

                      RoyL

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                      A pleasant location, easy to find. Friendly staff that made us feel welcome. Good choices in the menu with the food cooked to a very high standard. Would willingly return as the experience was very enjoyable. The only downside was service was quite slow (not such an issue as we wanted a leisurely lunch). However we asked for the bill several times before getting it and then had to search out a member of the staff so that we could pay.

                    4. S

                      Suzanne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 4 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Delicious food and friendly and attentive service. A little on the pricey side for everyday, but a lovely treat.

                    5. LR

                      LindaR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 4 days ago

                      overall5food4service5ambience3

                      We had a very good evening meal. The service was excellent. On this occasion, we were seated in the bar and the noise level was rather high. We would definitely recommend the Lion at Leintwardine to friends and family.

                    6. C

                      Cocoa

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 4 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Friendly staff very attentive . Excellent choices on the menu

                    7. IL

                      IanL

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                      Wider choice in main course menu would be appreciated.

                    8. DR

                      DianeR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      We really enjoyed our meal and time at the Lion. We felt the attention to customer's needs by a variety of really pleasant, helpful members of staff was really outstanding and we will certainly be returning again to the Lion to enjoy another excellent meal in such lovely surroundings.

                    9. EM

                      ElaineM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The perfect place to eat on a summer evening after a cold drink alongside the river.

                    10. S

                      Squeake

                      Herefordshire

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      The yummiest steak sandwich followed by delicious lemon and ginger parfait

                    11. B

                      Bookclubber

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Good menu - we chose fish and chips - excellent quality and generous portions. Very well stocked bar and perfect places to sit and relax with a drink before and after the meal.

                    12. J

                      Jules

                      Yorkshire

                      5 reviews

                      4.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Lovely family Sunday lunch. Good food and friendly staff! Amazing location by the river.

                    13. LP

                      LeeP

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Really nice food, friendly staff would definitely come again

                    14. AW

                      AdamW

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Food was clearly all made on site, fantastic quality, well presented and healthy portions.

                    15. AV

                      AbbieV

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We saw great reviews online and booked for our weekend away. It was so close to where we were staying. Really easy to book, food was brilliant, service was great, good little play area for the kids and set in beautiful surroundings!

                    16. C

                      Charlotty

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Friendly and efficient staff. Warm and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food in a fantastic setting. Would highly recommend.

                    17. a

                      annandsteve

                      Worcestershire

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Really good meal, service, and best Calamari I've had in a long time. We will back for sure.

                    18. JW

                      JamesW

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Superb food and service. Great view from the first floor restaurant looking out onto the picturesque bridge.

                    19. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Shropshire

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food and drink with a lovely atmosphere with out tables on a beautiful river bank

                    20. KT

                      KarenT

                      New York Area

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food amazing as usual. Portion sizes large . Staff really attentative and go out of their way to make your needs. Lovely setting.

                    21. JE

                      JohnE

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Thanks girls from max and John. Always do a great job. Chef is good to and I hope you tell him/her thankyou.

                    22. JJ

                      JeanJ

                      Herefordshire

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely food as always. Great service from great staff.

                    23. MA

                      MASK

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Good menu and everything was well presented and thoroughly enjoyable. Friendly staff.

                    24. KM

                      KayM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely pub, with really tasty Sunday lunch. Staff are top notch too and couldn’t have been more helpful.

                    25. JB

                      JennyB

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                      Lovely food, well cooked, very generous with portions. Expected more of a pub but it’s a restaurant with a bar and rooms. Gorgeous spot on the river.

                    26. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Fantastic as always. We love The Lion, but prefer the atmosphere at the bar rather than the restaurant. It’s country rustic at its best.

                    27. SJ

                      SianJ

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great service - very attentive staff. Super home cooked food.

                    28. JB

                      JamesB

                      Herefordshire

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      First time here and will definitely be coming back. Staff were amazing as was the food and the ambiance. First class

                    29. JM

                      JohnM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A warm welcome, attentive staff and an excellent meal.

                    30. B

                      Bella

                      Shropshire

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Lovely setting for outside dining. Good varied menu.

                    31. TB

                      TessaB

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely atmosphere for a lunch date. Friendly, helpful staff. Everything we ordered was well presented and absolutely delicious.

                    32. P

                      Pete

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Good food, good service, no rush and table was ours, patient table service, an all round very pleasant time spent over lunch and catching up with friends, which has been long overdue.

                    33. KL

                      KevinL

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Excellent overallgood desserts a little pricey but tasty none the less

                    34. VW

                      VictoriaW

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The Lion is always welcoming and staff are always attentive and very pleasant. Lunch salad bowl and sandwiches are particularly good value Recommended unreservedly.

                    35. VB

                      VinceB

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Lovely meal in a splendid environment. Would recommend

                    36. M

                      Mariap

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                      overall3food5service1ambience2

                      Food was lovely- lacking in vegetables at £18 for a Sunday roast I was not impressed £4 extra for a side of veg. Service was very poor….. 5 minutes wait on all 3 meals arrive at the table.

                    37. FH

                      FranH

                      Shropshire

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Cajun chicken sandwich with coleslaw and chips, very generous portion of chicken and nicely spiced. The chips were the weakest link - commercial skinny fries and, to be honest, just a tiny bit soggy. However, the quality of the rest of the food was excellent, and it was good value for money.

                    38. CM

                      CharlotteM

                      Shropshire

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The Lion is in a beautiful spot, the food is fantastic and the staff are fab

                    39. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Shropshire

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                      overall3food2service2ambience2

                      1st time visiting, need to try again soon. Average food.

                    40. L

                      Lawsy

                      Shropshire

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      We dine at the lion on a regular basis. love the friendly staff, the food is lovely, locality is superb. What more could you ask for.

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                      • Contactless payment available
                    • Physical distancing

                      • Limited number of seated diners
                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                      • Extra space between tables
                    • Protective equipment

                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                    FAQs

                    The Lion at Leintwardine is rated 4.5 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                    Booked 16 times today
                    Google Map for The Lion at Leintwardine

                    Leintwardine Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JZ

                    Additional information

                    • Neighborhood

                      Craven Arms

                    • Hours of operation

                      Daily 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

                    • Cuisines

                      Gastro Pub, British

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Dining

                    • Dress code

                      Casual Dress

                    • Parking details

                      Private Lot

                    • Payment options

                      MasterCard, Visa

                    • Additional

                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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