The Lion at Pennard
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
Wonderful food, very well presented and wide choice but not overpriced.
Great menu choices. Delicious food and great service. We will be going again.
We had an excellent meal at the Lion.We can recommend this venue The staff were
very good and we hope to return next time we visit this part of Somerset.
We went there for a christnas date and we were not disappointed. The staff were fabulous, the atmosphere was brilliant and the food was amazing.
At one point a young lady got on the piano and played christmas songs, it made it feel so much more like christmas especially in the times we find ourselves in.
The staff were so helpful and fun. It felt like you were so welcome even though we had never been there.
Would highly recommend!!!!!!
Good food, good service. What’s not to like 🤷♀️
Love the venue and general ambience and generally the food whilst pub grub is very good . However on this occasion I had a distinct impression we were late in the service programme as the turkey main was simply too dry with a lack on any sauce or gravy and on request a minuscule amount was provided . I will go again because it is one of the best locals but this was a bad day in the kitchen .
Very enjoyable meal at The Lion
Excellent service from delightful young staff
Very interesting menu with great flavours
The decor of the Lion is beautiful and so welcoming on a cold winter night
The lunch menu was very limited and poor quality. The salmon was dry, the fries were over cooked and hard and the house salad was 2 small bits of lettuce and 4 bits of sun dried tomatoes. Not worth £15
I took my mother for Sunday lunch, we treat ourselves to lunch occasionally.. and this was a ‘treat’ …. we had Salmon and Tempeh followed by a delicious dessert. Look forward to visiting again.
It happened to be really noisy on the night we were here as a large table of about ten people were eating. Some of the women had really loud irritating laughs and loud voices and this spoilt our evening.
Also I chose the Beetroot Wellington as I thought it would not contain nuts and unfortunately it did before I realisedit was too late. So I was ill the following day, as I have Diverticular disease and cannot eat nuts. I know I should have asked.!!!
Apart from that everything was lovely.
Warm, friendly and attentive service. Good menu, all delicious. Will definitely return.
Lovely pub/restaurant,tastefully refurbished. Menu was small and to be honest, misleading. (I didn't expect 'potato fondant' to be a boiled potato!)
I had monkfish which didn't have a herb crust either. Other than that, the starter and dessert was amazing. The girl who served us was fantastic! Knew her wine's and beers and couldn't do enough to help us! Very good.
Very good salmon starter. Venison pie was good but could have done with a bit more meat and less pastry. Mulled wine jelly very good. Two of our party found the steak difficult to cut but another found it fine. Bar area very comfortable but there’s nowhere to put your drink!
Delicious food in a fabulous country pub. Great place and will return
Hi SophieD, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! We hope to welcome you back to The Lion very soon! Barrie
I ordered the beef dish expecting it to be feartherblade and it was no more than a piece of steak and was hard to cut through with very little veg .
We were offered tea/coffee but no offer of looking at the sweet menu .
Even though they did take off £10.00 from the bill I feel this had ruined the evening .
My husband had the bugger and was okay .others that we were with had the belly pork which was okay but again very little veg so probably safe to say at least 3 of us went home hungry that night .
So we won’t be returning to eat there again.
What a surprise to find a pub serving such superb food. We had the best soup we have tasted for years - Jerusalem artichoke and wild mushroom - sublime! The rest of our meal was delicious and of a high standard. We were visiting the area from Surrey but will have to return.
Hi Deburghbird, Thanks so much for your kind words, please come back to The Lion soon! Barrie
We chose this place because it was in the Michelin guide. I think it’s a bit smarter than simple pub grub. Staff were friendly and polite and service was quick. It would have been nice to have the fire lit in the main dining room but I understand why it couldn’t be due to their not being full.
Hi PJHG, Thanks very much for your nice comments, see you back at The Lion very soon! Barrie
This is now my go to place when entertaining visiting family and friends.
Hi Maggie, Thanks so much for your fabulous comments, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Lion very soon! Barrie
The nèw look Lion is stunning. Lovely, friendly staff and delicious food. Highly recommended.
Lovely pub, varied menu and friendly staff, would recommend.
Fantastic ambience and food. Can not fault it. 🥳🥳🥳
Nice ambience, warm greeting. Food good , slightly small portions for price.
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.
The food is tasty and good portions too. Lovely friendly staff and great service.
Will not be returning
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Lovely food, great service. Will definitely be back.
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)?
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.
Lovely little pub, very friendly and helpful staff. Dig friendly and very accommodating. Lovely food too.
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.
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!
Amazing place! And will definitely be back. Really great find
The Lion at Pennard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01458 832941.
The Lion at Pennard is rated 4.3 stars by 37 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.