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The Old Lion

Pailton Road, CV23 RugbySee map

Average price £27

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Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks
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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £27
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Our fresh soup of the day served with a big slice of village bread
Halloumi fries with sweet chilli dip
Saganakii - Oven baked feta cheese in a roasted tomato sauce
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 106 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Elaine b.
    Elaine b.
    • one review

    Not happy to be seated in the unattractive bar area instead of the lovely restaurant. It was infested with flies which attacked us and our food. We finished quickly as it was no fun. Others in the same area also complained to no avail. Disappointing.

  2. Lisa M.
    Lisa M.
    • one review

    Came here not long ago and although the food was good it was too busy and chaotic, this time round the service was fab atmosphere was lovely food was excellent

  3. Ian B.
    Ian B.
    • one review

    Once again the Old Lion did us proud . We returned after some months away and our welcome was great the service superb and the quality of the meal as good as ever . Everyone involved at he old lion deserves to be praised they are an excellent team all round .

  4. Andrew F.
    Andrew F.
    • one review

    All the food was prepared top draw . Meat was tender , veg was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was charming

  5. Shirley H.
    Shirley H.
    • one review

    Really lovely evening and well organised. Only problem was I did say on my booking I was gluten free but no gluten free options highlighted on the menu so went for gammon and chips. Still lovely food though.

  6. Emma M.
    Emma M.
    • one review

    Welcoming staff, Excellent food and service. All well laid out. Hand sanitizer stations all explained really well. Ate from the fish n fizz menu.

  7. David M.
    David M.
    • 2 reviews

    Lovely food reasonably priced

  8. Anne C.
    Anne C.
    • one review

    Booked by chance as staying locally for the weekend. Great menu choice, with good children's options. I especially liked the Greek starters we had and my daughters are converts to saganaki! Friendly attentive staff, even while it was very busy. Special thanks to Thanasis. Sadly we don't live nearby, or we'd visit regularly.

  9. Karin Lorraine W.
    Karin Lorraine W.
    • one review

    Lovely food and service was very quick

  10. David M.
    David M.
    • 2 reviews

    Nice food. Friendly service

  11. Paul D.
    Paul D.
    • one review

    Excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. My partner had the rack of Lamb and I had the ribeye steak. Very good service and friendly staff.

  12. Steve S.
    Steve S.
    • one review

    Great food if a tad over seasoned for our tasty, superb serving staff.

  13. Nick T.
    Nick T.
    • 4 reviews

    The service was excellent as was the fillet steak and cod and chips

  14. Darren C.
    Darren C.
    • one review

    Nice Sunday lunch with my parents food good service was a bit slow

  15. Laura W.
    Laura W.
    • one review

    Great service, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. The roast beef Sunday lunch was especially good. Nice choice for vegetarians.

  16. Lesley B.
    Lesley B.
    • one review

    Booking experience good. Service was slow, lamb was tough. Vegetables good selection. Dessert, toffee pudding excellent.

  17. Lesley E.
    Lesley E.
    • one review

    The food was vety good and nicely presented. A birthday cake I'd made was brought to the table without prompting and which made the whole experience very relaxing. Would certainly come again.

  18. Jason B.
    Jason B.
    • one review

    It was a Wednesday lunchtime in mid January so the restaurant was very quiet as you might expect. Food however was excellent. Two of us had the steak and Ale Pie (which we were informed after ordering was on a two for one deal!) and it was one of the best I have ever eaten. Starters were also fantastic. I would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

  19. Sam D.
    Sam D.
    • 2 reviews

    Lovely atmosphere very relaxing food was most enjoyable as always

  20. Spencer Q.
    Spencer Q.
    • one review

    Loved it here. The food was amazing and so was the service. Will definitely be booking again

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Pailton Road, CV23, Rugby, United Kingdom

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