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The serious bit... Given our location in the centre of the beautiful village of East Bergholt, we are keen to ensure that all guests park safely whilst you enjoy your stay with us. For bookings of 6 & above please call one of the Lion Team on 01206 803406. Please can we respectfully ask you to park your vehicle in the free Red Lion car park, located at the rear of The Lion. Dogs are more than welcome on our outside terrace, but not inside The Lion. Many thanks. Team Lion.
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We are proud of our new Brasserie set within a large walled garden with manicured lawns, and our state-of-the-art kitchen.  Our elegant new bar serves Adnams’ finest products, local real ales, and handpicked fine wines and champagnes by the glass or bottle

Above all we are proud of our food and service. Fish sourced locally from Mersea Island, our meat is sourced from Boxted and our fresh fruit, vegetables and fruit juices sourced from Manningtree. Our enviable wine list is from our partner supplier in Thorrington Street. Our team are here to look after you and to ensure that your stay is warm and enjoyable. Free wifi access and wood burners all add to your experience whether here for business or pleasure.

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Specialty sandwiches every lunch time (excludes Sunday)
Specialty sandwiches every lunch time (excludes Sunday)
It was our first visit to the lion on Thursday. It was not what I was expecting at all! I thought it might be a little 'to posh' or 'pompous' but I couldn't have been more wrong. We were welcomed by a lovely lady who was very attentive and friendly. The food was second to none, every course was amazing! We both had 3 courses, a bottle of wine and a few more drinks and everything from timing between courses to cleanliness and atmosphere was perfect! We will definitely be back for more delicious food, thank you for making us feel comfortable and exceeding our expectations.

Delicious food perfectly prepared and served by excellent staff. Cannot recommend it highly enough

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“Excellent service, superb food, beautiful surroundings & brilliant atmosphere. We ate in the outdoor area, gardens are lovely & our dog was not only welcomed, but pampered! Highly recommend this restaurant, the team were so accommodating & made sure we had a lovely time. Thank you!”

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Everytime we visit we are greeted with a warm welcome. The food and service is always very good and never disappoints. The lamb shanks were cooked to perfection and the plaice fillet was delicious as was the rhubarb panna cotta. Keep it up.

Google Review

The Lion Brasserie is located in the centre of East Bergholt, only metres away from John Constable’s birthplace, his studio and stables. We have a free car park and are located literally just a couple of minutes off the A12.

The St, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6TB