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The Lion at Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire

The Lion at Leintwardine

4.5
4.5
766 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

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

What 766 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Romantic

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

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  1. RobertC

    Herefordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch and we’ll-kept beer in the Top Bar making for a great post-walk lunch.
  2. DeniseJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Beautiful setting. Husband said it’s one of the best fillet steak he’s had - and he’s had many.
  3. ATelford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all round! Very friendly and considerate staff.
  4. YvonneY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal and everything was excellent.
  5. Chrissie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch at the Lion recently and the food was very nice. The service was prompt and the staff very friendly. The pub has a very nice warm welcoming feel to it.
  6. KarenT

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always . Lovely ambience and great staff. Thank you Nathan and team for a lovely afternoon... Even though the place was full allday staff still smiling .
  7. JohnD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always good to eat at The Lion. Noise level high that day, due to large party at one table.
  8. Lawsy

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal. The scallops were so good. The service is excellent as usual and had a very enjoyable evening. Will be booking for the steak night on a Tuesday now.
  9. SusanSA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the experience overall the waiting staff were very good, food was good and it does need a little more attention to improve the ambience dining area we sat in felt quite ordinary.
  10. HilaryB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with elderly relatives, one of whom had mobility difficulties. Staff were extremely helpful in getting us seated and were attentive and friendly throughout the whole visit. The food was excellent, good sized portions without being overwhelming and very flavourful. The two steaks we had were delicious and very tender and cooked as requested. The fish pie was tasty and had plenty of fish in ( sometimes fish pies are more potato than fish!) and the ham and eggs were very good quality. The chips are absolutely wonderful…we will definitely be returning
  11. AnneW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely bar room, well spaced tables, attentive service but not too much. Good choice on menu, food tasty, a good experience. Thank you
  12. RogerM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Lion is a friendly, welcoming place to eat throughout the year. We eat there regularly and would not hesitate to recommend it.
  13. AmyK

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our stay. The staff were friendly and the service was great. The only thing we would say is our steak was overcooked to what we asked for. But as it was so soft and tasty, we were happy to accept. We would definitely stay there again
  14. SimonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here on Saturday 11th march, we had very prompt service, the food was served piping hot and was plentiful and superbly cooked. The staff was very attentive throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
  15. JulietH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Orginal booking was for the restaurant we were seated in the bar area. Personally I find sitting in a public bar area very noisy and quite impersonal.Food was lovely but very limited options for vegetarians.
  16. LouiseC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really love place, good service and food. Would definitely visit again
  17. JRBoat1

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a happy/vibrant place to eat: I don’t mean loud and vibrant, just they always get the atmosphere just right at The Lion. The food is outstandingly good value and we always feel a bit spoilt when we walk away because of the level service and the thought that has gone into creating the dishes. It’s like going on a mini break away from ones routine. I would say that’s relevant year round 🌸💜
  18. Kezza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Friendly staff. Lovely feel to the Lion. Would highly recommend.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Excellent service delicious food
  20. JemmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High level of friendly service and a really tasty and huge sandwich. great value.
  21. HilaryB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had asked for a table in the bar rather than the restaurant and we were in fact placed in a nice table by the window in the bar which was brilliant. We noticed that it was very busy on this particular lunch time, both in the bar and in the restaurant, but that a number of table’s appeared to be waiting for their food. It seemed that there were a small number of staff to deal with all the customers there at the time. We waited a considerable amount of time for our orders to be taken, and then quite a while more for the food to come. However, when it did come it was well presented, tasty and good value, so there is no issue with the food at all. The staff were all very pleasant but it did appear that they were a bit overwhelmed by the numbers, which is no fault of theirs, but did lead to delays in service. Overall it was a very pleasant lunch just slightly marred by slow service.
  22. RichardH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent lunch and very good value. Two hungry teenagers left well satisfied, as did their mother and grandfather. Spotless bar and table, the food arrived quickly and was very well presented, the steak sandwiches just as we like them, rare and juicy. Charming bar staff.
  23. Ramos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant building, atmosphere, food and staff. Didn’t have to wait long in between courses and the food was cooked to a very high standard. The only small downside being we went quite a while without a drink during our main course and when I tried to order a drink on the menu the young lad said they didn’t do it. Only to see it in the fridge in the bar. Overall a top venue. Definitely be back
  24. TrevorW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All very good,just served main course, before our starters.soon sorted the mistake.
  25. RichardG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    When we arrived we were told that our table was in a different part of the building, which did not impress us at all as we expected to be in the main bar. When we eventually was shown to our table the atmosphere was so dead quiet as there were only two other tables in the building. There was no back ground music or anything so it felt like my wife and I had to whisper as not to disturb the other diners. Once we had our order taken it felt like we were left alone as the waiters went back to the main building. As we drew to the coffee stage of the procedings we waited a good 10 mins until a waitress appeared and I had to ask them about still waiting for the coffee, she apolozed and went back to the main building where upon I heard that they had just switched on the coffee machine. We decided to forget about the coffee and asked for the bill this took them a while to sort out. Meanwhile I swear that I could not hear any diners in the main part of the hotel. We thought that it spolit the whole day for us.
  26. GeorgeR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual this is a really lovely place to eat, food and service great. We ate in the bar for Valentines evening, casual and spacious. Set meal for £40 with cocktail on arrival. Menu when we arrived was slightly different to one on the website which was a little disappointing as we would have preferred choice on the menu online (personal choice) We’ll be back though, it’s becoming a lovely habit!
  27. TracyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the lion served a fantastic meal, the service from the staff was great without being rushed. The atmosphere was relaxed and calming. It is great to know that when you go out to dine there that there is never any faults.
  28. GrahamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    A very nice lunch, the food was good, the staff were excellent but the room was quite cold. Thank you once again, overall excellent place to go to.
  29. MatthewA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal. Lovely surroundings Excellent service
  30. GeorgeS

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent and enjoyable lunch - would recommend and will be going again soon
  31. johns

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice lunchtime Brisket of beef. Puddings rather expensive. Nice bread and oil starter, plenty of it and enough for two.
  32. PeterM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - excellent battered hake and chips, excellent halumi burger and sticky toffee pudding
  33. ColinS

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The meal overall was very tasty and well presented but I think the beef was a little overcooked. Unfortunately our dessert order was a little muddled and my partner didn’t get a drink that she requested. The staff were very polite and helpful but felt that the service was a little slow. We will probably return in the better weather to take advantage of the riverside setting.
  34. JacquelineT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. We have dined here several times and the food is always delicious.
  35. AliceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and lovely staff members. Consistently brilliant.
  36. ShropshireLass

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the pork loin for Sunday lunch!
  37. PeterF

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, good food, nice cosy atmosphere. Highly recommended
  38. Philip

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable dinner in a lovely atmosphere. Thank you.
  39. AmyB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub they really accommodated us, as we had a dog and a small baby. Food was excellent and service was very attentive.
  40. RichardH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely venue with lovely food. Just a shame the local pheasant shooters were also in who were very loud with excess use of bad language.

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 766 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Lion at Leintwardine

Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JZ

Dining areas

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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