The Lion at Wendlebury
Located in the heart of the village of Wendlebury just a stone’s throw from Bicester Village, The Lion at Wendlebury offers a warm welcome to locals, visitors and passersby alike. The interior of the pub is cosy and traditional – think vintage-style decor combined with comfy seating and a log-burning fire to create that sense of homeliness synonymous with the English country inn.
If you’re visiting for a casual drink and catch up with friends, take a seat in the bar and select a tipple from the extensive range of ale, beer, wine and spirits available. On a warm day, you can sit outside and enjoy the charming beer garden. Alternatively, the dining rooms are perfect for a group celebration, an intimate evening meal or a lunchtime meeting, and larger parties have a choice of rooms to hire out for a private event.
Much of the produce used by the chefs is locally sourced and delivered daily, having been reared in the Cherwell Valley. Stop by for breakfast – which is served from 8am every day – to enjoy an indulgent full English, a vegetarian full English, a classic eggs Benedict or some sweet Belgian waffles. The menus are seasonal too, and diners can choose from a varied à la carte menu or a carefully curated set menu. Shared starters are an excellent way to whet your appetite and get the conversation flowing – try the hearty garlic and rosemary Camembert, or split the vegetarian mezze, comprising marinated courgette, aubergine, onions, hummus, artichoke and smoked tomatoes. Next, select an equally mouth-watering main. The king prawn and chorizo linguine is packed with flavour and the Thai vegetable curry is popular with vegans and vegetarians. If you’re looking a pub classic, choose the beer-fed beefburger, beer-battered haddock or peruse the grilled dishes. The homemade sandwiches are ideal for a lunchtime bite to eat.
If you’re staying in the area be sure to check out the accommodation at The Lion. There are 13 boutique bedrooms available, and each one comes with a complimentary breakfast when booked direct.