The Lion at Pennard

4.4
20 reviews
£25 and under
British
Steeped in history, The Lion dates back about 500 years, and was built when King Charles I was on the British throne and even before the famous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Originally constructed as a house, for centuries the quirky building has been welcoming visitors as a traditional British pub. With its low ceilings, exposed beams and homely inglenook fireplaces, it has all the charm of what you expect from a historic pub and restaurant. Listed as one of the Britain’s most important buildings, this is a slice of history set right in the heart of the Somerset countryside in a popular English village. The characterful and homely rooms offer a comfortable stay for those wanting to holiday or spend a night or two in this stunning part of the UK.

We’re also dog lovers, so your well behaved pooches will get a warm welcome.

If you are looking to make a booking for more than 6 people, please contact us directly on 01458 832941
What 20 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
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4.2
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Maggie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is now my go to place when entertaining visiting family and friends.

JB
JayBee
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The nèw look Lion is stunning. Lovely, friendly staff and delicious food. Highly recommended.

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Mary
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub, varied menu and friendly staff, would recommend.

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambience and food. Can not fault it. 🥳🥳🥳

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Halo
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambience, warm greeting. Food good , slightly small portions for price.
Enjoyable visit

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Martin
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb hospitality and so, so dog friendly too. I’d say the perfect pub atmosphere. Comfortable seating for relaxing drinks (an excellent stock of ales) and fantastic food. Honestly couldn’t wish for anything more. Thoroughly recommend The Lion for fine dining with that relaxing environment. Thanks to all the team, well done.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is tasty and good portions too. Lovely friendly staff and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Will not be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely first night of a get together weekend. Great meal and friendly staff helping us out with late guests. Loved the burger and saved enough room for the fabulous sticky ginger/butterscotch pudding. Nice choice of wines too.

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SashaS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 mins down the road from our Air BnB and dog friendly!! Really struggled to find many around here. The atmosphere, food, service was AMAZING!!
The owner came over to greet our dog and spent a good 10 minutes talking to us which was really nice.
Recommend this place with or without a dog!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the decor to the food to the service - everything about this place was just gorgeous! Hope to come back.

The ginger pudding is absolutely heavenly

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StripesT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our second visit
Obviously difficult for everyone in the country trying to run a restaurant at the moment - mad busy demand with staffing levels remaining a struggle throughout pingdemics plus deliveries haphazard so The Lion are doing brilliantly - thank you - though they had to cancel one of our bookings this trip, we understand

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EiraP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous meal again. A really varied and original menu. The mix of flavours is amazing. We tried the cauliflower burger, it has so much flavour, not at all what was expected. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Henry
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Will definitely be back.

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GeorH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Lion has managed to upgrade to a chic contemporary eating place without losing the pleasant traditional feel of the old inn. Staff are smiley and welcoming, service was pleasant and efficient and the food was tasty and well presented with decent Sauvignon to accompany. What more can you ask (except maybe a few more vegetables)?

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Pootle
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was ok. Not sure if it was because it was the end of service when we ate but definitely style over substance.
The salmon was over cooked and the deconstructed cheese cake looked very pretty but the taste didn’t match the styling. It’s a lovely looking pub and the serving staff were great.

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely little pub, very friendly and helpful staff. Dig friendly and very accommodating. Lovely food too.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic, beautifully cooked and tasted great. However despite the restaurant promoting itself as a family place to eat, it felt more like a place for adults or older children. The menu for children was scant. My daughters just wanted a nice meal aimed at them and instead has a composite of an adult meal and a child’s meal. They wanted fish and chips and were presented with sea bass in foil. The fish was great but full of bones which they found overwhelming and difficult to deal with which put them of the meal and the experience. May I suggest that you offer both a sophisticated menu as well as a more basic good quality menu that isn’t a struggle for young children to deal with.

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Anon
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The venue, the service and the food were all outstanding. We will definitely visit again when we’re back in the area - if only for the incredible cheesecake dessert!

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sasharoonie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! And will definitely be back. Really great find

FAQs

The Lion at Pennard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01458 832941.

The Lion at Pennard is rated 4.4 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.