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The Lion, Sudbury - pub details

Address: Bures Road, Lamarsh, Sudbury, Essex, CO8 5EP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31921) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bures (1.2 miles), Sudbury (4 miles), Chappel & Wakes Colne (4.5 miles)

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Parked and went walking on Bank Holiday Monday before taking lunch. Atmosphere friendly, pretty busy. Young waiting staff very helpful. Food very good, though probably priced accordingly; my beef medallions very good, the wife's Stilton & asparagus quiche very tasty although she thought it would have been much improved had it been warm. Adnams satisfactory. Nicely situated, in a pleasant period building; a proper country pub.
Randonneur - 31 Aug 2011 12:53
An attractive heavily timbered pub in evocative countryside. It has a good reputation for its beer, a GBG regular. Today it was offering alongside Greene King’s IPA, which seemed to be the beer of choice of the regulars, and Adnams Discovery, 2 less well known (to me at any rate) beers from local breweries-Mighty Oak and Nethergate.I’ve long heard of both, but had only tried one of Nethergate’s “umbel “ beers at a beer exhibition many years ago. I enjoyed that, but perhaps was less struck by Ashes ale, which I suspect, but may well be wrong, contains honey.Perfectly good, but not really to my taste. My second beer was Summer Holiday, from Mighty Oak. Again, I’d had one of this brewery’s beers several years ago.Fairly favourable , as I recall. While not a relevation, this golden style beer was clean, hoppy and refreshing. Served direct from the cask in the cellar, I would have been pleased to have had another, if time had permitted.
As with most country pubs nowdays, food plays a big part. We ate in the bar: the family’s burgers were generous, and my liver and bacon with bubble and squeak was satisfying and good value. There is a seperate restaurant area to one side, together with a games and television room at the entrance from the carpark and garden.
The girls behind the bar were most friendly, though the landlady seemed rather grumpy, and our dogs were tolerated in the pool room.
As a lover of dark beers, I’m always hoping to see a mild or porter: Mighty Oak do a mild which by all accounts is pretty good:the mild here was fizzy (GK I think), but I was heartened to see 2 lads order pints of Brown and Mild.7/10

wittenden - 1 Aug 2009 23:35
An attractive heavily timbered pub in evocative countryside. It has a good reputation for its beer, a GBG regular. Today it was offering alongside Greene King’s IPA, which seemed to be the beer of choice of the regulars, and Adnams Discovery, 2 less well known (to me at any rate) beers from local breweries-Mighty Oak and Nethergate.I’ve long heard of both, but had only tried one of Nethergate’s “umbel “ beers at a beer exhibition many years ago. I enjoyed that, but perhaps was less struck by Ashes ale, which I suspect, but may well be wrong, contains honey.Perfectly good, but not really to my taste. My second beer was Summer Holiday, from Mighty Oak. Again, I’d had one of this brewery’s beers several years ago.Fairly favourable , as I recall. While not a relevation, this golden style beer was clean, hoppy and refreshing. Served direct from the cask in the cellar, I would have been pleased to have had another, if time had permitted.
As with most country pubs nowdays, food plays a big part. We ate in the bar: the family’s burgers were generous, and my liver and bacon with bubble and squeak was satisfying and good value. There is a seperate restaurant area to one side, together with a games and television room at the entrance from the carpark and garden.
The girls behind the bar were most friendly, though the landlady seemed rather grumpy, and our dogs were tolerated in the pool room.
As a lover of dark beers, I’m always hoping to see a mild or porter: Mighty Oak do a mild which by all accounts is pretty good:the mild here was fizzy (GK I think), but I was heartened to see 2 lads order pints of Brown and Mild.7/10

wittenden - 1 Aug 2009 23:34
Beer has been consistently good at this pub with a good selection of guest ales.

However the food (which the pub devotes a large area for serving) is not brilliant, despite its array of menu options. Went recently. Steak and ale pie was lukewarm. Spotted dick was the worst I've had. Overcooked and pretty solid.

As we were having our puds we were told to hurry up as our table was double booked!!!

Will go again for beer, but not food.
carlos1 - 16 Feb 2009 12:28
Traditional friendly country pub dating back to the 14th century. A roaring fire was welcome on a cold evening visit this week. Beams cover the ceiling area as you would expect on this age of pub. Four ales were available; Mauldon's Silver Adder, G/K IPA, Adnams Broadside and a Cottage ale which I have forgotten the name of. I believe all the ales were priced at £2.70 and the beer was in good form. The fire was in the seating area to the right of the bar where you can enjoy some good food. A TV was on with terrestrial football opposite the bar area and a pool table was also available to use. Outside there was a large covered smoking area.
Love_good_ale - 6 Feb 2009 16:30

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