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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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Anthony P
Dunmow, Essex
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ianB74
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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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183 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Halstead, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

First visit for a long time. Expected it to be busy at lunchtime so close to Christmas but not at all. Don't know why as the food, service and general ambience was lovely. Definitely recommended and will certainly go back.

Thank Sue C
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Food was perfect for a Sunday lunch, and the pub is beautiful albeit there is a slightly odd smell outside!and Miranda the waitress is a credit to the team, very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Will be back.

Thank bigmitch1234
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A great old English village pub. The beers were reasonably priced, the lamb dinner was excellent and very tasty. As a discerning New Zealander I know my lamb and I can say "compliments to the chef". The people in the pub are just normal folk and it was a pleasant change from the rat-race of London that I had come... More 

Thank IMW_SK

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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?