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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
529 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 17 times today

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 529 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Group Bookings

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Special Occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Shropshire

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  1. CP

    CaroleP

    Devon

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my seven year old grandson. Lovely meal. As ever.
  2. CR

    CraigR

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every member of staff gave you feeling they were happy to represent the restaurant. They were all fantastic and attentive with the mission to make our stay for food and drinks as enjoyable as it could be. We ordered steaks, both rump and fillet and the cuts of meat were excellent and cooked just right. Lovely meal indeed, the think cut chips are huge and you get the right amount on the plate. Deserts were the Chocolate Orange fondant and the Baileys bread and butter pudding. Again both excellent. We had a look in the beer garden on leaving and it’s beautiful right next to the bridge it’s a stunning location. If you’re in the area you must dine here.
  3. VM

    VictoriaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I have just written a glowing review for this but it was all wiped out when I checked the 'message the Lion' option. So this is going to be edited highlights only! Very good food, excellent and cheerful service. The riverside garden is beautiful for lunch or a drink. The dining room indoors is unremarkable but the bar is modern and pleasant.
  4. K

    Kuegy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service.....and fabulous food 👌👌
  5. LL

    LloydL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Decent drinks and delicious food (especially the tomato & basil soup) served by efficient and very friendly staff who made a fuss of the dog. Definitely worth a return visit!
  6. ON

    OldNovaportan

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On a bend of the river Teme overlooking a water meadow with an old stone bridge to the left The Lion is in a beautiful location. Lunch was very good and the service polished. I'll be looking for an opportunity to return!
  7. AR

    AislingR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely setting for a pub any time of year. Great drinks selection will some summer recommendations on the board. Service was quick and we waited no time for the food to arrive. The Food was delicious and the puddings WOW! We will certainly be returning.
  8. T

    Terry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, a little noisy at times but as expected of a pub. Would recommend and will be definitely be coming back again.
  9. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to The Lion many times as a guest of my dear friend, the late John Challis (and his wake there was wonderfully done, by the way). Last night I thought I would take my neighbour there, who hadn't been before. The food was wonderful, staff were attentive but kept in the background, and the whole atmosphere was quite perfect. Thank you
  10. GM

    GeorgieM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Warm and welcoming atmosphere with lovely seating both inside and out
  11. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good range of very tasty food in a characterful restaurant with friendly staff
  12. JE

    JohnE

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Thanks guys.
  13. s

    sonjaw

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the lunch but unfortunately we had a very loud lady at the next table that rather spoilt the ambbience
  14. RH

    RobinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great early Fathers Day meal with my daughter. The team even knocked up a non-alcohol cocktail for her which made everything perfect! Lovely food, great service.
  15. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting on the banks of the river teme, under the shade of trees that really helped with temperature at just under 30C. Service was excellent and friendly. The food was very good and our daughters enjoyed the wood fired pizzas. A very relaxing lunch was enjoyed by all.
  16. LD

    LizzieD

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    lovely location - lots of choice of seating areas. Great atmosphere and friendly staff
  17. GF

    GeoffF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent food, the chunky chips are awesome. The lamb was melt in the mouth
  18. CW

    ChrisW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Sunday Lunch to celebrate my wife's birthday and we were delighted with the service , the food and the very courteous way we were dealt with by all members of staff.The Lion is truly a place I would recommend to anyone
  19. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Sunday lunch. Everything on the plate was beautifully cooked. Desserts just as good roo.
  20. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very helpful. We had already decided on our meal choices by looking at the menu on line. Unfortunately that was no longer on the menu when we arrived. The waitress suggested another option after we told her of our dietary requirements. The meal was very tasty, we were not disappointed. The views were amazing, we sat outside. And it was mostly quiet. It started to get busier after we had eaten our meal. We arrived at 1pm. I would recommend the Lion to friends and family.
  21. TW

    TonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, staff very friendly and attentive, lovely atmosphere and surrounding. Will definitely return very soon.
  22. CP

    CaroleP

    Devon

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polite, friendly. Good good.
  23. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The service was friendly and efficient however the quality of the meals was disappointing. We used to regard the Lion as a cut above "pub grub" but this is no longer true. Whilst the monkfish tail curry was passable it consisted of mainly overcooked potatoes. The spinach and prawn curry had hardly any prawn or spinach and the monkfish portion was spartan. I am certain the curry sauce resembled Chinese packet curry sauce. My wife celebrating her birthday opted for ham and chips which was unappealing. We won't be back unless some improvement is made to the food.
  24. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a lovely pub in a beautiful setting. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful, especially when they found a table for us inside when the temperature dropped and the wind picked up outside.
  25. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good, very nice Staff and very professional tall man who served us.
  26. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Delicious main. We were a bit disappointed with the pudding. A bit stodgy and not really value for money.
  27. P

    Private

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and excellent food. Great location
  28. FM

    FMill

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Expensive for mediocre food. Polite but unenthusiastic servive.
  29. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swift service delivered from friendly staff. Food was absolutely top notch and great atmosphere.
  30. SL

    SineadL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    All in all the food was lovely (when it arrived ) I don’t put it down to the kitchen however. The staff were extremely slow despite only seeing one other table of 2 and 3 people at the bar. They kept disappearing didn’t really do a check back on the food had to physically up to let them know we were finished and to get things packed up to go and to get the bill. The food was nice but wouldn’t recommend if you’re hungry as you’ll be there a while and the service just ruined it.
  31. MH

    MarkH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Staff, Great Food and a lovely location. Highly recommend this for food and drink
  32. TN

    ThereseN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Some changes in staff and menu since last visit but otherwise OK
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit to The Lion. Great pub/restaurant in a lovely setting. Service and ambiance was excellent and the food was fabulous. I had the Monkfish Tail with potato, prawn & spinach curry and my wife and son both had the battered hake. For desert, we all had the Bailey’s Bread & Butter Pudding - delicious!!. We will most definitely be returning again soon !
  34. PG

    PippaG

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Not rushed, good service. Couldn't ask for more.
  35. F

    Finchleys

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Curried monkfish and lamb shank were excellent and we weee accommodated at the last minute on a very busy evening
  36. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and great service! We were upstairs so not a perfect but the food made up for the ambiance.
  37. LC

    LtColumbo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Staff are nice and looked after us. They were helpful and didnt have to wait long. They knew the menus including drinks and explained any differences. We had the oven pizza and the monkfish curry, a burger and lamb shanks. All dishes were good and monkfish curry in particular was unique enough. Really good service. lovely venue. Places outside to park. Would definately recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Wedding Anniversary
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with a fabulous view
  40. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely staff very efficient food very good and good value seating perfect on a summers day by the river

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 529 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
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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