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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 207 reviews

Hospitality and service are strengths here, quality underpins the inn

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms
Accessible rooms

The Lion Inn offers stylish and comfortably appointed accommodation; well-equipped with TVs, free WiFi and full air-conditioning it appeals to leisure and business guests alike. Many rooms benefit from balconies or direct access to the private garden. The spacious bar and restaurant are open-plan with additional seating in the Victorian conservatory. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of good classic pub dishes with a continental twist; a cooked and continental breakfast is served daily.


  • Rooms: 23
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 9

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 24–26 December
  • Restricted opening: All bank holidays


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Maximum number of delegates: 150
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 150
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 20


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

Getting here

A12 junction 19 onto B1137 to Maldon. 0.75 mile on right.

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