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The Lions Bed and Breakfast

55 London Road, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1RZ England
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#1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Newark-on-Trent
The Lions is a small boutique bed and breakfast located at 55, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1RZ, that offers comfort and a place to relax that is truly a home from home. It is a beautiful, Grade II listed, detached town house that is one of the finest in Newark. It is run by Pablo Petit- Breuilh and John Taylor and draws upon Pablo’s experience of international travel and tourism and John’s experience of growing up locally; both Pablo and John will work tirelessly to ensure your stay is an excellent one. Newark is a beautiful market town, sitting on the banks of the river Trent in the East Midlands, it is steeped in history, being a Royalist stronghold and besieged in the English Civil War. Now in more peaceful times Newark is famed for its antique shops and centres and hosts the bi-monthly International Antique Fair at the Newark Showground, where other equally prestigious events and activities regularly take place. St Mary Magdalene, Newark’s medieval parish church with its magnificent spire is one of the largest and finest parish churches in the country. There is a hole visible in the spire marking the spot where the shot from a Parliamentarian cannon is said to have struck the church in 1664 during the Civil War. Newark has something for everyone, whether it’s a visit to one the numerous retailers – both chain and independent or to the thriving market; exploring the castle ruins; a river boat ride; a walk to the Sconce and Devon Park; a night of culture or entrainment at the Palace Theatre; a visit to the Newark Air Museum or coming in 2015, a visit to the new National Civil War Centre. Newark and the surrounding area is steeped in brewing history. Alas, it now has no major players left, but in the immediate area it has several excellent micro-breweries and has re-established itself on the map for having a range of establishments offering Real Ale. Newark is conveniently situated for Southwell and its Race Course, Minster and The National Trust’s Workhouse; Sherwood Forest and The Major Oak; The National Holocaust Centre and Museum at Laxton; The National Trust at Belton House (Grantham), Clumber Park and Mr Straw’s House (Worksop) whilst not forgetting the many attractions in Lincoln and Nottingham. The house has a front garden with parking facilities. The rear garden offers a well-kept space comprising of a large lawn, flower beds, shrubs and tree and provides guests with the possibility to have breakfast, lunch or, perhaps in the summer, supper, outdoors on the patio; where they can enjoy a beautiful and peaceful setting. The Lions is centrally located, being 10 minute walk from the market square and shops and is about 15 minute walk from either Newark North Gate or Castle Railway Stations. London is about one hour twenty minutes away by train and Lincoln and Nottingham are approximately thirty minutes away to the East and West, respectively. Bus can be caught to all the local towns and cities. Newark is situated close to the A1, A17 and A46 and so has excellent road links. East Midlands International Airport is thirty four miles away. The Lions offer four tastefully decorated rooms in a traditional style and provide comfortable beds with high quality bed linen and towels. The rooms all have flat screen, smart televisions that offer Freeview, Internet access and the facility to play CDs and DVDs; free access to Wi-Fi; tea and coffee making facilities; radio alarm clocks and hair dryers. Irons and Ironing Boards are provided free of charge, to their rooms, to any guests who require them. High quality soap and shower and bath gel are provided in all rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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FELICITY L wrote a review Nov 2020
Washington, United Kingdom117 contributions42 helpful votes
We received a very warm welcome from our hosts to their wonderful B&B. Our stay was delightful. The house has the spacious and elegant proportions of its period and is beautifully furnished. It was very comfortable with a really great breakfast. We could not have asked for anything more.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Tara Gilko wrote a review Oct 2020
40 contributions4 helpful votes
What a joy to stay here! My husband and I booked in to this beautiful period property to attend Newark antiques fair. Pablo & John gave us a lovely warm welcome & made us feel very comfortable in their immaculate and beautiful home. Each morning we had a lovely breakfast, thoughtful prepared as I have food allergies which I know can be a real pain, but nothing was a problem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and very much look forward to returning when we can. Many thanks :)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
tim s wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions10 helpful votes
As the other reviews testify, the Lions is a magnificent Georgian house with exquisite furnishings and decorations. The hosts are charm personified, and they serve up some of the finest breakfasts imaginable. We stayed for a night, having deposited our son for his first year at university in Nottingham. After a long day, Pablo and John made us feel most welcome, and our room was amazingly comfortable and lovely in every way. Having breakfasted royally on some particularly fine sausages, among other delights, we spent the morning in Newark, walking by the river and admiring the castle ruins. The attractive town square felt like the Prague of Nottinghamshire. On the way home we stopped off at Rutland Water, which was beautiful, and also purloined some authentic Melton Mowbray pork pies, although we didn’t eat these until we got back to London, as our Lions breakfasts kept us going for the whole day!
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Date of stay: September 2020
DanSuz wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our stay here was one of the highlights of our summer. Pablo and John's B&B is more like a boutique hotel and definitely the best we have stayed in. The bedroom and bathroom were tastefully decorated and pristine. The garden provided a wonderful setting for breakfast during a heatwave. Our hosts showed us warm hospitality and we would love to have an opportunity to return. We felt safe here in Covid times. Suzanne & Daniel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
gjacqui wrote a review Aug 2020
Beckenham, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
This B & B is one of the nicest I have stayed in. Room spotless, large & comfortable. Food lovely - dinner also provided on request - and hosts the perfect balance of friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$109 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandNottinghamshireNewark-on-Trent
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lions Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Newark Castle (1.0 km), National Civil War Centre Newark Museum (0.7 km), and St Mary Magdalene Church (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taylor's Fine Dining, Koinonia Restaurant, and Pastability Newark.
Is The Lions Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Newark-on-Trent.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lions Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Workhouse, Southwell (8.8 km) and St. Mary the Virgin's Church (14.1 km).