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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden

Built in 1580 as a brewhouse and inn by a former sea captain, the Lion consists of two rooms, both with open fires; one is a traditional bar, the other a restaurant. Although best known for its food and drink, the pub also once showed true versatility by providing the best-dressed entry in the Monmouth raft race. Debbie Zsigo who runs it knows instinctively what works. In the bar the answer is Wye Valley Butty Bach and Felinfoel Double Dragon, and a number of local ciders including Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl. In the restaurant Debbie provides bar snacks, baguettes, ploughman’s, omelettes, light meals and a range of main dishes, typically home-made lasagne; mild chicken curry; locally sourced faggots; and wild mushroom, brie and cranberry Wellington. There’s a stream and an aviary in the garden, and beautiful views from the suntrap courtyard. Time a visit for the beer festival in June or the cider festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Thu-Sat 12-12 Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon 7-9.30, Tue-Fri 6-9.30, Sat 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Felinfoel Double Dragon, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Tiny Rebel Cwtch
  • Real ciders: Springfield Red Dragon, Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl Sweet Perry

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Jun
  • Cider festival, Aug

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A40 S of Monmouth take B4293, follow Trellech signs. From M8 junct 2, straight across rdbt, 2nd left at 2nd rdbt, B4293 to Trellech

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