September 6, 2019
Making magical memories at The Lion at Wendlebury
Whether it’s planning a romantic getaway or making precious time for fun family adventures, The Lion in Wendlebury is the perfect place to make magical memories.
With its beautiful country charm and proximity to the historical and cultural sights of Oxford as well as shopping mecca Bicester Village, there’s no shortage of great things on the doorstep to enjoy together.
And when the exciting adventures and exploring are done, The Lion is the ideal spot to unwind with drinks in the cosy pub, delicious dinners in the charming dining room or to relax on sumptuous Feather & Black beds for bonding movie time in one of the 13 stylish bedrooms each packed full of lovely creature comforts.
Friendly staff are always on hand to suggest great days out or wonderful walks in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside or just seconds away is the picturesque village of Wendlebury.
Couples can walk hand-in-hand through Christ Church Meadow, watch punts glide by or even hop on board a boat. Brewing fans can take a tour of Oxford Artisan Distillery or enjoy a scenic riverside walks alongside Iffley Lock with plenty of pub stops. Perhaps the historic glamour of Blenheim Palace is most fascinating – just a short 20-minute drive away, with picturesque Woodstock just waiting to be explored.
Shopping hotspot Bicester Village, just 2.5 miles away, is perfect for couples and families to bag a host of designer bargains. With almost 200 brands, in an open-air village setting and with savings of up to 60% off some world-leading names, it’s a stylish spot for a wonderful afternoon of browsing.
Families might explore Oxford University Museum of Natural History packed with fascinating facts, or get up close to riveting reptiles at Crocodiles of the World in Brize Norton. The beautiful Waterperry Gardens in nearby Wheatley are just begging to be explored. And the popular Pitt Rivers museum is well worth a visit. If fresh air is calling, wonderful riverside strolls through scenic Port Meadow are just the ticket for a good run around.
But it’s not just the appealing adventures on the doorstep that make The Lion so tempting. It’s also what’s waiting on return. With three attractive areas to relax and unwind, guests can choose from the airy open-plan restaurant with its elegant atmosphere, the characterful rustic country charm of the more traditional pub space or (weather permitting) the beautiful tree-lined terrace to enjoy a coffee in the fresh air.
A fresh seasonal menu caters for all appetites with sizzling grill options, favourites including pan-roasted sea bass fillet, luscious king prawn and chorizo linguine as well as a variety of vegetarian dishes including the popular superman salad!
A choice of superior, deluxe or classic bedrooms each offers stylish sink-in beds to ensure a great night’s sleep before a delicious breakfast served each morning.
There’s hearty full English on the menu for the hungry, or eggs served guest’s favourite way – Benedict, Royale or Florentine. Ever popular smashed avocado and poached eggs are also on the menu along with Belgian waffles with smoked bacon and maple syrup to enjoy.
The Lion at Wendlebury offers superb food and friendly service along with quality ales and fine wines in a traditional pub setting.
With 13 stylish en-suite bedrooms, a spacious open-plan restaurant, traditional pub area and delightful terrace it offers beautiful spaces for all occasions.
The pub is available for private hire and events. Contact general manager Anthony Lee for more information: 01869
The Lion is open from 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday to Thursday and 8 am to midnight, Friday to Saturday. Lunch is served all week 12-5pm.
Local Designer outlet shopping at Bicester Village
Enjoy a day of designer shopping followed by a blissful night of fabulous food and soothing sleep at The Lion in Wendlebury.
Just 2.5 miles from the popular Bicester Shopping Village, The Lion has come up with a roar-some package of dinner, bed and breakfast from just £170 for keen shoppers to maximise a visit to the area. Guests will receive a VIP card giving 10% off purchases and the team will also organise a personal shopper to help guests on the package choose the perfect pieces.
Offering luxury and designer shopping, Bicester Village is a mecca for savvy savers and followers of fashion. With almost 200 brands, in an open-air village setting and with savings of up to 60% off some world-leading names, it’s certainly a destination on many a wish list.
And once the bargains have been bagged, The Lion is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the glorious Oxfordshire countryside in the nearby picturesque village of Wendlebury.
W: The Lion Wendlebury
T: 01869 388228.
A: Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 2PW