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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
1071 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

Experiences

  • Pizzas

    17 Apr - 15 Sept 2024
    Between 2:30pm and 5:30pm we serve authentically wood-fired pizzas only. Pizzas are available alongside our full menu between 12pm and 6pm.
    Pizzas photo

What 1,071 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Child-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Good for groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Shropshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Shropshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

1,071 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered came to the table promptly. The portion sizes were really generous and the food quality was on the whole,overall excellent. There was a good selection of beers and ales and even a good selection of soft drinks for the nominated driver. Lovely setting absolutely lovely by the river. We wish the team at the Lion all the best for the future.

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  2. jojo

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pub in a beautiful spot by the river. A friendly welcome and service. Delicious meal.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Lion appeared understaffed. The reception was slow and our pre dinner drinks never arrived

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  4. SarahG

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever delicious food! The Sea bass was exceptional and the service is warm and friendly! Love The Lion and very lucky to have it just up the road!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was very pleasant. The roast pork was delicious, was a pity that there seemed to be more stuffing than pork.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent and good choice. Service a bit slow but busy. Staff very pleasant.

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  7. BarbaraC

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very friendly and a good pace. Food quality and quantity was good but could have been a bit warmer and would have been nice to have some background music.

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  8. JanetE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lion served a range of fantastic meals for us - a family of 4 adults and 2 children. The friendly and professional staff provided excellent service. We couldn’t have asked for more.

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  9. JonathanC

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful place drinks by the river followed by a marvellous meal, spot we loved it and will return without doubt

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  10. LouiseM

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed with the food, service and ambience at The Lion. A great pub in a pretty area with lots of history.

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  11. PennyA

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast dinner we have had! Really delicious, good quality food

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect from the time we were greeted by the staff. Very friendly helpful infact were looked after very well. This is our third visit in the last 6 months will definitely go again. Food amazing great value for money.

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  13. Dockers

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stepping through the front door we were welcomed, our table wasn't quite ready so we were offered a comfortable sofa, the menu to peruse & drinks order taken. We were in the bar- only a few tables but very generously spaced. We didn't take long to make our food choices as we'd had a look on-line beforehand. The food was beautifully presented, tasted wonderful & was very filling- we could only manage a main course. The staff were very friendly and attentive. A friend recommended The Lion when we mentioned we were visiting nearby. I've recommended it to a few folks already. We'd gladly return

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  14. IanT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent (we had shared starters and mains) and the staff all very pleasant, making us and our 4-legged friend very welcome in the Top Bar. Would certainly recommend and visit again!

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  15. luv2dinecroydon

    Kent

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and very friendly and efficient service. Food was absolutely delicious. Ingredients were fresh and everything cooked and presented beautifully. The dinning area was very comfortable and although there were a few big group bookings the space between tables was sufficient that we were not overwhelmed by their conversation.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere and the staff was outstanding.very friendly and very helpful and a beautiful place.definitely recommend the place.

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  17. JeanR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious rack of local lamb. Perfectly cooked. Very enjoyable food and atmosphere. Completely recommend.

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  18. Mart

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our meals. Extra attention was given to my order as I am coeliac and I have to avoid gluten. Staff were very helpful and I felt reassured that the food provided would not cause me any health problems. Apart from that, the food was of a very high standard. My wife really enjoyed her chicken Kiev. There is also a dog friendly bar area, which was ideal for us.

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  19. NickG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated in upstairs area and at one point were the only people in there so the atmosphere was non existent. Starters were served on cold plates and mushrooms on ciabatta was tepid at best and mushrooms a little slimy. Soup was good. Gluten free hake was excellent but the lamb burger was a little underwhelming. Overall an adequate meal, service was polite but sometimes no one around as we were upstairs hence ate starter cold.

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  20. JeanJ

    Herefordshire

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice lunch with friends. Food excellent and staff very helpful. Thank you.

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  21. Jamer

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class as usual . Food and service all excellent .

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  22. JaneF

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a great setting. The waitress wasn’t sure of the vegan choices but the chef came out and offered a personalised menu which was delicious. Also loved the old photos of the village

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  23. MichaelG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub in a great location. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is lovely and good value for money.

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  24. DianaF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, local produce beautifully cooked and served. Friendly, efficient service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Steak cooked perfectly, accompanying sauces were really tasty, onion rings were amazing only downside was waiting for the menu for desserts they never arrived so gave up. We would have liked to have tried desserts and coffee as it was our wedding anniversary so wanted to have a special relaxed meal. It wasn’t busy at the end of our meal so not sure why we didn’t get the menus.

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  26. CharlotteM

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at the Lion, the steak night is a firm favourite. Service is always good 😊

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  27. JoanneH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at the lion! It’s been a while but didn’t let us down! Food was lovely and staff were friendly as always

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  28. KarenT

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always food great Staff amazing. Gonna miss Nathan front of house impeccable service. Serving staff amazing even though busy was so attentive. Thanks for free fizz and chocolates. Karen and stewart

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location next to river, peaceful spot. Great service with splendid food

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  30. marylou

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely choice of menu food excellent quality and very friendly and efficient staff !!

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  31. louiseB

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and great service. Asked for bread (which isn’t on the menu) instead of a starter and was given an amazing selection with butter and olive oil.

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  32. KimS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 6 meeting up for a reunion lunch Good surroundings helped by excellent staff.

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  33. Squeake

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best fish n chips around and staff always friendly

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  34. PaulS

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I went for Sunday lunch, having been to the Lion a couple of times before and enjoyed the food. The food was still very good. We both went for the beef brisket and it was cooked perfectly. On the menu, it was described as having roast roots, roast potatoes, gravy & yorkshire pudding. It had all of those, but it also had red cabbage, which I hate. This should have been on the menu, as it has such a strong taste and affects the taste of anything touching it. The roasts were good, although it was hard to differential the look of the potatoes from the parsnips, so it was a bit of pot luck! The yorkshire pudding was dry and not very nice. The biggest issue we had was with the staff. We were booked in for 14:15. At around 15:00, we were just finishing our mains when the staff had an open discussion, where we (and other customers) could hear, saying "when these are done, we won't accept any more walk ins for drinks. We'll close the bar at 16:00". They then proceeded to start cleaning and packing up the tables around us! We were made to feel so unwelcome that we didn't even consider a pudding. We finished our drinks and left. We won't be going back!

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  35. HarveyS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent characterful cheerful place. Will return soon.

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  36. ClaireS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday lunch. Friendly, helpful staff. Great building. Would recommend.

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  37. BirgittaH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food,great service attentive staff without being overbearing, pleasant atmosphere. Good quality for the price.

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  38. JordanP

    Jersey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Prices are up and quality is down. This was one of our favourite places to eat but not any more, sadly.

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  39. HelenB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great welcome as soon as we walked through the door, it was lovely. Lovely service and a nice position. The food was so good all of us were really impressed and said it was great. We will be coming again this month!

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  40. LocalLass

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We are regular customers and will be returning. The food is always very good and the staff are attentive. However some feedback: - The upstairs room is completely silent and has no atmosphere. It is sad to be placed out of the pleasant vibe of the restaurant into this mausoleum. Even a bit of music would have helped! - The young boys on the wait staff need some more training. They seemed rather lost and awkward, although attentive and speedy. A bit more training to give them more confidence would help them a lot.

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FAQs

The Lion at Leintwardine is rated 4.5 stars by 1071 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lion at Leintwardine

Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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