Sat on the A134 in the picturesque Colchester village of Leavenheath, surrounded by acres of idyllic countryside, The Lion is a delightful family-run country pub that offers all who enter a warm welcome and some exquisite fare.
The invitation is extended to tastecard members, who are able to partake in all of the sublime dishes found on the a la carte menu at a superb discount, leaving plenty in the pocket for a beverage or two from the well-stocked bar.
Upon entry, diners will be greeted by all of the charm expected of such an establishment, while their mouths are sure to be watering at the mere perusal of a starters list that includes the likes of a flavoursome goat’s cheese and onion tart, a scrumptious Mozzarella and Parma ham bruschetta, and a tantalising Spanish style squid and Chorizo stew.
This is only enhanced when gazing over the sumptuous main course selection, where there is a fine ensemble available that are fit to meet the needs of many an appetite. Particularly enticing examples of such can be seen in the quintessentially British ale battered haddock, triple cooked chips and garden peas, the tender hand pressed steak burger, topped with cheddar, chutney and bacon before being accompanied by fries, and the gratifying roasted vegetable Lasagne, which comes complete with a garlic ciabatta.
Next up comes the divine puddings, where a heart-warming apple crumble tart is wonderfully contrasted by a heavenly Banoffee crème brulee – serving to provide a stylish conclusion to any feast at The Lion.
Please note: The tastecard discount is not available on celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. You must also book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.