The Eatery

The Eatery

Eating at The Lion Inn

The dining room is an eclectic mix of old and new where you are assured of a warm welcome. Our menus contain many pub classics – updated of course – together with specials boards to give variety to our returning customers. The bar is a main feature of the dining room, dominating its entrance. We serve a number of premium lagers, locally brewed ales and craft beers alongside a wine list to suit most tastes …. we even serve the odd cocktail, so will it be a Mojito or an Espresso Martini?

For most of the year, we do not operate a booking system – please see our Booking Info page for more details – (unless your party is for more than 10) so you can arrive and peruse the menu at leisure. Starter and main course orders are placed at the bar and we are happy to assist with orders for dessert, coffee or more drinks.

A pub with Je ne sais quoi!

The Bar

Stylishly decorated with antiques and salvaged furniture, The Lion Public House is an eclectic mix.

The bar is pure French theatre – black bar top adorned by tall chrome taps dispensing a good selection of real ales (largely from local award winning breweries) and great quality wine on draught.

If you prefer to hear the whoosh of a cork leaving the bottle, we have an impressive wine wall from which to choose.

Alfresco Dining

Alfresco Dining

When the weather permits – we are delighted to serve lunch on our lovely piazza style terrace.

Located between The Inn and The House, this area is awash with sunshine, adorned with flowers and bordered by pleached lime trees – you can almost imagine you are nearer Provence than Chelmsford!


Private Dining

Private Dining

Celebrating a special occasion? Our private dining room is reminiscent of a grand hall but in smaller scale having a beamed and vaulted ceiling together with a feature fireplace seating from 20 to 40 people, depending upon table layout.

If you have a slightly larger party of 50 – 60 people, our conservatory is available for private hire. A restricted a la carte menu only is available in these rooms. Please contact us for further details.

Please note minimum numbers apply in both rooms.


Contact Us

The Lion Inn
Main Road

01245 394900