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The Lion Inn

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The Lion Inn Main Road, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
+44 1245 394900
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Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Superb meal ,good selection of wine & beers caters for everyone tastes,slightly expensive but had a very enjoyable evening.

Thank roy c
Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place, Great setting, Great Food, Great Staff, Great Value......what more can you say just a great place to eat relax and watch the world go by.

Thank LenHowarth
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This large restaurant offers very good food freshly cooked, all served by friendly happy staff. Wide choice on the menu and the specials board. Good size portions. No booking required. Large car park. Recommended.

Thank RogerToad
Billericay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited The Lion on a couple of accessions, always a nice experience, the fillet steak is very nice. Always a busy restaurant with lovely front of house staff. Will def return and recommend

Thank richardwebb1950
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistently good food, with plenty of specials on top of the menu. ...but you can't book for tables under 10 & it's very popular so always busy. Expect a wait for a table. Once seated service is very good though.

Thank Alexandra M
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today travelling north on the A12, we wanted a quick lunch - forty minutes max! We remembered the Lion. It was perfect! Friendly staff, efficient service, lively atmosphere and most importantly- tasty food! Thank you!

Thank mollywalker49
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice environment with deliciously served food. Service is efficient and polite waitresses are very attentive.

Thank BennyTWWong
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to this restaurant with my family because the food and the service is so good. It can be a pain waiting for a table as they don't take reservations but it is well worth the wait. Staff are very friendly nothing is too much trouble, the grounds are lovely I don't mind sipping my cold white... More 

Thank Gill J
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can always rely on the Lion for a great meal served really quickly and never being rushed. I would recommend the Lion to anyone but remember, because it's so good, it's really popular so visit just before or after the rush!!!

Thank foxylady444
Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a lovely choice on the menu. Fast, efficient service, great food and fair pricing. Yes, it was noisy, but that gave this place a great atmosphere - wish it was nearer where I live as I'd be a frequent visitor! Friendly and helpful servers. Car park was large (it needed to be as it was so popular). We... More 

Thank RandomOpinion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$39
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lion Inn Main Road, Chelmsford CM3 3JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 394900
Whether you are with us for lunch or dinner, we provide a friendly, vibrant atmosphere amongst very eclectic surroundings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?