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A traditional inn with nautical links

At a glance

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

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. In the bar you’ll find Wye Valley Butty Bach and Felinfoel Double Dragon, and a number of local ciders including Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl. In the restaurant there are bar snacks, baguettes, ploughman’s, light meals and a range of main dishes, typically home-made lasagne; locally sourced faggots; and wild mushroom, brie and cranberry Wellington. There are beautiful views from the suntrap courtyard, and look out for the beer festival in June and the cider festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Thursday to Saturday 12–12 Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–6

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A40 south of Monmouth take B4293, follow Trellech signs. From M8 junction 2, straight across rounabout, 2nd left at 2nd roundabout, B4293 to Trellech.

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