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The Lion at Leavenheath

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The Lion Honey Tye | Leavenheath, Leavenheath, Babergh District CO6 4NX, England
+44 1206 263434
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service in this restaurant is the best I have ever experienced (with the exception of a Michelin star restaurant in Place Vendôme, Paris!). Staff are friendly, professional and know their stuff. Gary is the best! He remembers faces and ensures a smooth, quick and efficient service every time. That's why we keep going back. Michelle, Johanna, Linda and Susanna... More 

1 Thank michellegaunt17
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite places for lunch, good food, good service and all running seamlessly thanks to Gary.

1 Thank Birdieinthehand
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Ox cheek fabulous and enormous Yorker puds! Would thoroughly recommend trying something from each course menu if you have room. Variety for all including veggie and gluten free. Food at good prices, low to medium range but at top range quality and taste.

Thank carolineh2004
Colchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the Lion at Leavenheath.......and I've recommended it to dozens of people because the food and service have always been very good. Wait for it......here's the but......but something's gone wrong, the service was as good as ever, the beer was well kept and palatable, the food was, well....just ordinary. I had a seafood linguini that was served in a... More 

Thank Brown N
Colchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Welcomed on a cold December night between Christmas & New year by a wonderful open fire & warm welcome from staff. Food was as usual of a very high standard & enjoyed by all . Only slight issue was the restaurant itself was very cool, (no radiators on that I sat next to) . Whilst you dont want to bake... More 

Thank Skara7691
Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food and service was very good. There were 24 of us in the party, however in spite of spending over £550 in the restaurant and bar, Richard insisted on us paying for a meal for one of the guests who could not attend due to a particularly bad migraine which came on that morning. This attitude did not please... More 

Thank davidhumphrey01
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

First time here and I couldn't fault it at all. The head waiter Gary was fabulous. The food was presented very well, it was piping hot and tasted great. Will definitely return.

Thank Sophie S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food is always well presented and cooked perfectly. Gary... Head waiter, jack of all trades..is brilliant..A Great asset to the pub, would not be the same without him. Looking forward to our next visit in the very near future to have a laugh with Gary and a good meal.

Thank marilyn w
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had visited friends nearby but felt a little hungry. Just as I started on my Journey I saw The Lion and wondered if I was too late for lunch. The Landlord said "no". I checked if they did a Veggie option.There were several. I opted for the Vegetarian Bake. Piping hot - it was one of the best veggie... More 

Thank Nunnsenior
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We use The Lion regularly, whether meeting up with friends for dinner, popping in for a bar meal or collecting a take away. Always very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, we love supporting our local restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lion Honey Tye | Leavenheath, Leavenheath, Babergh District CO6 4NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Leavenheath
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 263434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?