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Lion & Lamb

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Stortford Road, Little Canfield CM6 1SR, England
+44 1279 870257
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting with the drinks, £9 for a bottled cider and a Diet Pepsi?! Really?? Serious overcharge there. Our group sat down for our meal and the orders promptly taken. When the food did arrive, it wasn't the best quality. Two had fish and chips; of which the fish was barely cooked, and the chips had been re-fried and were hard.... More 

Thank james s
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal in lovely setting, great staff so glad we found this rather than a chain pub/restaurant at the airport.

Thank James P
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately very disappointed by my recent meal here and on this occasion I felt that the prices charged were not representative of the quality of the meals we received. The starters were good but mains not so! The steak I had was overcooked and bland, with an accompanying sauce that was watery and tasteless. The chips were also overcooked. All... More 

2 Thank ChiliPepper3
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The lion & Lamb is a local pub to us but regardless, if it wasn't up to scratch I'd say so. The food is excellent, Sunday lunches are top notch. If you really fancy an indulgent treat then try the lasagne, it's nearly as good as my own(!). The staff are friendly and there's really no reason not to try... More 

Thank goodchis
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

First time here and it didnt disapoint. Food was lovely with huge portions and choice. Chairs could be a bit more comfortable but thats my only gripe. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Roch69
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stayed locally prior to flying to Greece , we walked up the road to the local pub, the owner was very helpful and the food great , if a little overpriced, the atmosphere was great . The staff were very helpful and attentive to our needs

Thank AnthonypJ1105GU
Dunmow, Essex
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Having recently moved to Little Canfield, my wife and I thought we would check out the local pub. On the plus side, the food was OK, nothing special. Its overpriced compared to the competition in Dunmow. Perhaps a cynical ploy to cash in on the passing airport trade. The pub itself is nice inside, very traditional, with a nice fireplace.... More 

2 Thank ianB74
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had excellent meals. Even though we had different meals, each was nicely presented and tasted good. We have visited before and have not been disappointed. The staff provided excellent friendly service. Look forward to our next visit.

Thank Woody555
Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Food is ok with generous portions although slightly overpriced. Menu NEVER changes which is disappointing for locals. Pub is nice inside rarely seems busy. Atmosphere varies unfortunately our evening was ruined by customers unable to have a conversation without using the f word. Not recommended for families unless you like swearing.

1 Thank PAND1961
lindawilk, Manager at Lion & Lamb, responded to this review

My sincere apologies that your visit to us was tarnished by the inappropriate language used by some of our customers. It is certainly not something that we tolerate and we try our upmost to remind customers that we are a family friendly pub and we do not condone the use of bad language or offensive behaviour. We would to remain... More 

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184 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stumbled on this restaurant whilst looking for somewhere for a quick bite at lunch time. The place has great atmosphere with comfy seats and lots of furniture of interest. Staff were really pleasant and our order was made exactly as requested - even though slightly different to the menu. Food was of high quality and nicely presented. The address... More 

Thank BonnieSwede
lindawilk, Manager at Lion & Lamb, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us & glad we're in your sat nav! Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: Stortford Road, Little Canfield CM6 1SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Little Canfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 870257

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