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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
593 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–23:00 Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Bar Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01547 540203

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    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

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What 593 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

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  • Shropshire

    Group Bookings

  • Shropshire

    Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Shropshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Shropshire

    Special Occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Shropshire

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  1. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    When we walked in to the entrance, two members of staff walked straight past us previously visits we were greeted there and taken to a table, we had to go up to the bar to be taken to our table asked for tomato sauce which we didn’t receive, there was no check after the meal was served. Hopefully just an off day as I would very much like to go again going on previous experience. Food was very good.
  2. MA

    MASK

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great salmon starter and we also enjoyed the fish pie and burger. Nice range on the menu and friendly service.
  3. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of fabulous food in a lovely riverside location! Would highly recommend
  4. KT

    KarenT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff run off their feet but still great level of service. Staff working so hard to keep up with everyone but still found time to check meal was ok. You all deserve a pat on the back for working so hard in these temperatures. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  5. LW

    LaurenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. My partner had the best burger he’s ever had which is saying something!
  6. S

    Spider

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service massive thanks to the staff 👍
  7. AM

    AlisonM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub. Very friendly staff. Service great and food delicious
  8. LW

    LesW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to the Lion, after driving past it occasionally for about 30 years. The whole experience of eating there was excellent! The food was perfectly cooked, and served to our table outside, with a lovely view of neighbouring fields and the river running past the pub garden and under a beautiful old stone bridge. The also had two good 'real' ales as well as a good selection of gins and other spirits. We're looking forward to revisiting - no more driving past without stopping!
  9. RL

    RebekahL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing setting on a hot summer's day, perfect right by the river location and beautiful surroundings and atmosphere. Amazing food and great service too! Cannot fault it. Will definitely be back.
  10. TB

    TimB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A lovely riverside spot; fabulous ambience on a sunny summer’s day. Food superb in taste and quality but woeful in quantity. Main course £18 - size of a small starter. Not good enough, I’m afraid, feels like a rip off.
  11. JH

    JamesH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food excellent steak cooked to perfection. Took 2.3/4 hrs for 2 courses the staff forgot we were there
  12. BW

    BarryW

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building and bar area was quiet and calming. It was my partners birthday so wanted to treat her to lunch out. Staff were amazing, food incredible and very good value. Would recommend to anyone.
  13. P

    Pillers

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is a perfect location on a sunny summers day and our Australian friends absolutely loved the location. The food was excellent and service attentive. Overall cost very reasonable.
  14. PR

    PennyR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on a Sunday and booked a table outside. We arrived and were greeted by Summer. We were seated at a lovely table outside as requested. 2 of us had roast dinners, 2 had fresh pizzas and 1 had fish and chips. We also ordered a few staters to share as the menu sounded so delicious. Starters were: grilled chorizo, chilli buttered prawns and smoked salmon. Absolutely everything we ordered was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this pub/restaurant. Beautiful location too. Compliments to the chef and a big thank you to Summer, who was amazing and nothing too much problem, and to all the hard working staff. It was busy but not crowded and the service and food excellent.
  15. JT

    JacquelineT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, efficient, friendly staff. Quick service, nice food, reasonably priced
  16. CL

    ChristopherL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time very nice pub. Very tasty food. Polite staff.
  17. NC

    NicolaC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious meal in a wonderful setting. The pizzas were huge, fresh and tasty, the coronation chicken salad equally generous and tasted great especially with a side order of fries. The service is particularly good, quick and super-helpful. Highly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New pizza oven is wonderful and affogatto amazing
  19. SG

    StephenG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at the lion was excellent. Very good menu and the food was very good. The location was good especially if you wanted to sit outside. Only downtown nothing to do with the lion was parking
  20. IS

    IreneS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Good table nice view, food not overly great for the price. Staff forgot to bring the drinks we ordered
  21. JD

    JohnD

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed really nicely and shown to our seats in the restaurant. Drinks order was taken and after a reasonable period our food order was taken The menu was excellent and the food was of the highest quality. Probably the best fish and chips I have ever had in a restaurant. Everything about the lunch was good - excellent service by excellent staff - really good value for money. We shall return
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food. Fabulous service and just the perfect setting.
  23. JB

    JenniferB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite lunchtime eating place. Just perfect
  24. M

    Mxxxx

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and friendly staff thankyou for a lovely meal
  25. FW

    FrancesW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great food. Only disappointment was lack of vegan options.
  26. FJ

    FizzyJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice surroundings and ambience, very good food and helpful and friendly waiting staff. A very pleasant experience.
  27. A

    Ancestor

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not quite the experience we sought as the riverside location, attractive dining room and willing young waiter’s attention advantages were offset by an evening Sunday roast main course of poor standard. Main ingredients were thin sliced overdone beef, greens replaced roast root vegetables and roast potatoes lacking crispness.
  28. SS

    SarahS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often dine at The Lion but had not previously tried the new pizza range, so thought we'd give it a go. I chose a Meat Feast and my partner chose the Seafood option and both were delicious! As always, the service was wonderful and we had a lovely evening. Thanks to all.
  29. P

    Pussycat

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, eating in or out by the river. Great service. Highly recommended. Thank you Dee
  30. JH

    JanieH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long leisurely Saturday lunch with the girls. We ate in the restaurant, great atmosphere, tasty food, fantastic dessert and great service.
  31. JS

    JoanneS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming, friendly staff. Good service. Food was fab.
  32. MB

    MaryB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub food within a lovely setting, plenty of seating outside. You do need to book though as it was just.
  33. AK

    AndyK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Service was excellent and friendly. It’s such a lovely spot to laze away an afternoon by the river. It’s our 5 visit i we will continue to return. Well done all and thank you for all your hard work and hospitality.
  34. RD

    RosieD

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, beautiful riverside setting and delightful staff, perfect! Will definitely go again!
  35. MA

    MASK

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and lovely selection on the menu. Great starters of smoked salmon and smoked chicken with mango. We particularly enjoyed the rump steak and haddock. Couldn’t manage a dessert as so full!
  36. AB

    AlisonB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food in great surroundings. Service was attentive and friendly.
  37. H

    Honey

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have stayed and had ladies who lunch and have not been disappointed on all occasions. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back
  38. PH

    PhilipH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub to sit and relax and food also great thank you
  39. ML

    MariaL

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was a little slow. We gave up waiting for the sweet menu in the end! Smoked haddock risotto had very little haddock! Little disappointed as we’ve eaten there a few times and had a better experience in the past.
  40. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fillet steak I’ve ever tasted, cooked to perfection! Well presented food, happy, friendly staff, great overall experience and our beloved dog was also welcomed! See you again soon! Karen & Steve

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lion at Leintwardine is rated 4.5 stars by 593 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


Google Map for The Lion at Leintwardine

Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Craven Arms

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–23:00 Breakfast Daily 08:00–10:00 Bar Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–21:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–20:30

  • 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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