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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
587 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Food and Drink are central to the Lion, we pride ourselves on locally sourced food. Our Chef and his team have spent a lot of time and effort sourcing local producers of quality, fresh ingredients to ensure that the meals we serve are of the highest quality.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01547 540203

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Craven Arms

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 587 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Shropshire

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Good for Groups

  • Shropshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Shropshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Shropshire

    Special Occasion

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Shropshire

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  1. AM

    AlisonM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub. Very friendly staff. Service great and food delicious
  2. LW

    LesW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to the Lion, after driving past it occasionally for about 30 years. The whole experience of eating there was excellent! The food was perfectly cooked, and served to our table outside, with a lovely view of neighbouring fields and the river running past the pub garden and under a beautiful old stone bridge. The also had two good 'real' ales as well as a good selection of gins and other spirits. We're looking forward to revisiting - no more driving past without stopping!
  3. RL

    RebekahL

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing setting on a hot summer's day, perfect right by the river location and beautiful surroundings and atmosphere. Amazing food and great service too! Cannot fault it. Will definitely be back.
  4. TB

    TimB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A lovely riverside spot; fabulous ambience on a sunny summer’s day. Food superb in taste and quality but woeful in quantity. Main course £18 - size of a small starter. Not good enough, I’m afraid, feels like a rip off.
  5. JH

    JamesH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food excellent steak cooked to perfection. Took 2.3/4 hrs for 2 courses the staff forgot we were there
  6. BW

    BarryW

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful building and bar area was quiet and calming. It was my partners birthday so wanted to treat her to lunch out. Staff were amazing, food incredible and very good value. Would recommend to anyone.
  7. P

    Pillers

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is a perfect location on a sunny summers day and our Australian friends absolutely loved the location. The food was excellent and service attentive. Overall cost very reasonable.
  8. PR

    PennyR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on a Sunday and booked a table outside. We arrived and were greeted by Summer. We were seated at a lovely table outside as requested. 2 of us had roast dinners, 2 had fresh pizzas and 1 had fish and chips. We also ordered a few staters to share as the menu sounded so delicious. Starters were: grilled chorizo, chilli buttered prawns and smoked salmon. Absolutely everything we ordered was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this pub/restaurant. Beautiful location too. Compliments to the chef and a big thank you to Summer, who was amazing and nothing too much problem, and to all the hard working staff. It was busy but not crowded and the service and food excellent.
  9. JT

    JacquelineT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, efficient, friendly staff. Quick service, nice food, reasonably priced
  10. CL

    ChristopherL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time very nice pub. Very tasty food. Polite staff.
  11. NC

    NicolaC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious meal in a wonderful setting. The pizzas were huge, fresh and tasty, the coronation chicken salad equally generous and tasted great especially with a side order of fries. The service is particularly good, quick and super-helpful. Highly recommended.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New pizza oven is wonderful and affogatto amazing
  13. SG

    StephenG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at the lion was excellent. Very good menu and the food was very good. The location was good especially if you wanted to sit outside. Only downtown nothing to do with the lion was parking
  14. IS

    IreneS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Good table nice view, food not overly great for the price. Staff forgot to bring the drinks we ordered
  15. JD

    JohnD

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed really nicely and shown to our seats in the restaurant. Drinks order was taken and after a reasonable period our food order was taken The menu was excellent and the food was of the highest quality. Probably the best fish and chips I have ever had in a restaurant. Everything about the lunch was good - excellent service by excellent staff - really good value for money. We shall return
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food. Fabulous service and just the perfect setting.
  17. JB

    JenniferB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite lunchtime eating place. Just perfect
  18. M

    Mxxxx

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and friendly staff thankyou for a lovely meal
  19. FW

    FrancesW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great food. Only disappointment was lack of vegan options.
  20. FJ

    FizzyJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice surroundings and ambience, very good food and helpful and friendly waiting staff. A very pleasant experience.
  21. A

    Ancestor

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Not quite the experience we sought as the riverside location, attractive dining room and willing young waiter’s attention advantages were offset by an evening Sunday roast main course of poor standard. Main ingredients were thin sliced overdone beef, greens replaced roast root vegetables and roast potatoes lacking crispness.
  22. SS

    SarahS

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often dine at The Lion but had not previously tried the new pizza range, so thought we'd give it a go. I chose a Meat Feast and my partner chose the Seafood option and both were delicious! As always, the service was wonderful and we had a lovely evening. Thanks to all.
  23. P

    Pussycat

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings, eating in or out by the river. Great service. Highly recommended. Thank you Dee
  24. JH

    JanieH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long leisurely Saturday lunch with the girls. We ate in the restaurant, great atmosphere, tasty food, fantastic dessert and great service.
  25. JS

    JoanneS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming, friendly staff. Good service. Food was fab.
  26. MB

    MaryB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub food within a lovely setting, plenty of seating outside. You do need to book though as it was just.
  27. AK

    AndyK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Service was excellent and friendly. It’s such a lovely spot to laze away an afternoon by the river. It’s our 5 visit i we will continue to return. Well done all and thank you for all your hard work and hospitality.
  28. RD

    RosieD

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, beautiful riverside setting and delightful staff, perfect! Will definitely go again!
  29. MA

    MASK

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and lovely selection on the menu. Great starters of smoked salmon and smoked chicken with mango. We particularly enjoyed the rump steak and haddock. Couldn’t manage a dessert as so full!
  30. AB

    AlisonB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food in great surroundings. Service was attentive and friendly.
  31. H

    Honey

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have stayed and had ladies who lunch and have not been disappointed on all occasions. Would definitely recommend and will be coming back
  32. PH

    PhilipH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub to sit and relax and food also great thank you
  33. ML

    MariaL

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was a little slow. We gave up waiting for the sweet menu in the end! Smoked haddock risotto had very little haddock! Little disappointed as we’ve eaten there a few times and had a better experience in the past.
  34. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fillet steak I’ve ever tasted, cooked to perfection! Well presented food, happy, friendly staff, great overall experience and our beloved dog was also welcomed! See you again soon! Karen & Steve
  35. MJ

    MandJ

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience, good food, very friendly and a relaxed ambience.
  36. JB

    JenniferB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my absolute favouite place to dine.lovely spot by the river.sat outside to eat.great friendly service and reasonable prices for such a high standard.cant wait for my next visit.well done to all at the liom
  37. A

    Adaski

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I was entertaining guests and disappointed really. One of us had to have their 5 choice drink. You had no draft lagers (so thats 3 options not available) - never known a pub to have run out of that, no soda available so had to have a sparling water which as I say was the 5th choice. Food was good, service was attentive - overall it was a lovely setting. But did leave a sour taste to not be able to provide the drinks. Also, at the bar when paying there was glasses and empties taking up half of the area and there were other disappointed customers that you had ran out of other drinks. I am not after a voucher for another visit as I do not live in the area, but some kind of response/compensation would be appreciated. Thanks Adam
  38. SS

    SusanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    En route we called in for lunch and escape from hottest day of the year. Despite the conditions and being busy, the staff were courteous, discreet and helpful. The food was really excellent and we were able to have coffee in a space we selected for ourselves in the hallway. The toilets were clean and well cared for. It was a very very good experience.
  39. JE

    JohnEadon

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well, it's in a magical spot that is timeless. The food is amazing. The drinks amazing. The service amazing. Amazing staff. Never get angry or upset even when they are knackered running up and down. They are special people.
  40. ML

    MelanieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    lovely food! my elderly parents did find the green veg not quite cooked as they would like but that is just a personal preference and would have liked a little more roast beef as there was only one slice

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lion at Leintwardine is rated 4.5 stars by 587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for The Lion at Leintwardine

Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JZ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Craven Arms

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–10:00 am Bar Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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