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The Lion at Wendlebury

Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
+44 1869 388228
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked Sunday lunch for a family get together of 22 people for 2 pm with food coming out at 2.30 pm We were shown to our table 2.50. A small room where we were squashed together with no room between the two long table....More

Thank Vi0lacea
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice venue. We visit twice a year as it is a good half way point to meet friends. Very disappointed with the dinner last night. Poor menu, poor food and very expensive. Definitely gone down hill since we were last there May last year. Won't...More

Thank marj502
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service not the best for a late lunch on a Saturday. Food had been sat before being brought out so wasnt the warmest. Were happy to make amendments to meals for a couple of fussy eaters though.

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last evening and it was a lovely dinner! We had all pre-selected our meals before hand. The crab tart was delicious, I think it was the best option as a starter, it was a good size in comparison to the others. The...More

Thank MichelleB1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have recently held a family and friends function here for 80+ people. The whole event was superbly delivered by Sam the manager and his bar staff and front of house serving staff, together with the kitchen brigade led by the Head Chef. The food was...More

1  Thank matt375
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here for an Xmas dinner and first impressions were good; pleasant pub and bar area. One of our group was late and the staff were good to hold on and my starter was very good but the enjoyment ended there. I had black...More

2  Thank Tuz73
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We live in Wendlebury and use the pub as our local. It is always very comfortable and welcoming with open fires. On this occasion we attended our friends Buffet Celebrations for around 85 people. The catering and the food were excellent and Sam the Manager...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We were seated in the far end of the restaurant, in what I’d imagine is an extension. It was much too bright and too cold, I wore my coat throughout dinner. The bar we walked through seemed lovely and cosy so it was disappointing to...More

2  Thank Nomad464
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Well it all looked so promising at the start, nice warm log fire in the bar for drinks. When shown through to the restaurant area the temperature dropped, even with the the external temperature the log burner made little difference. Some guests opened their Christmas...More

3  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very bland food; more seasoning would have helped. Nice atmosphere, plenty of parking but food not good enough and service very slow

3  Thank jeminab
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29 April 2017|
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Response from Lindsay D | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden that they can run about in but no play park as such.
8 June 2016|
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Response from ssumart | Reviewed this property |
Yes approx 20 cars
23 October 2015|
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Response from Lion_Wendlebury | Property representative |
Hi Galaxy 270, Yes we are open everyday. 10:30am - 11pm. We hope to see you soon. Thanks, The Lion
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester OX25 2PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Bicester  >  Wendlebury
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 388228
  • E-mail
For fabulous food, friendly service and quality ales, in a local friendly pub, The Lion, Wendlebury is a great choice. We have a firm focus on fresh local ingredients from The Cherwell Valley and surrounding areas. Whatever you want, whatever the season, The Lion is sure to have something on the menu to whet your appetite. Our fabulous bar is the perfect place to meet family and friends for a pre-dinner drink or morning coffee and afternoon tea. With a welcoming log fire for the chilly days, you may find it hard to leave. What is great local food without a friendly local service? We are committed to delivering service that is a welcoming and efficient. Our staff wants you to enjoy your meal and aim to be as attentive as they can be, so you can be assured you will be greeted with a smile and receive the best local service in an easy, relaxed atmosphere. For events, we have a number of spaces to entertain your guests. Cubs Cottage - has two floors and its own private patio off the Orangery. For drinks or dining the ground floor accommodates 14 people to dine and the first floor seats up to 12 diners. The Orangery seats 12/14 diners so in total Cubs cottage can accommodate up to 40 people and more for drinks receptions. The Lavender Room at the rear of the lounge bar seats up to 30 diners and is perfect for family gatherings,business meetings and local groups or just just for getting your friends together.
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