The Lion Inn

Main Road ChelmsfordCM3 3JAUnited Kingdom
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About The Lion Inn

The Lion Inn is a gastro pub and hotel which features an art deco design concept, a Victorian-inspired conservatory with excellent views, and an on-site restaurant with a bar. The inn is situated in the village of Boreham on the outskirts of Chelmsford with direct connections to London, just over one hour away by train.

All rooms at The Lion Inn feature flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms, working space and complimentary tea and coffee. Some rooms have private balconies while others offer private terraces with direct access to the inn’s private gardens.

The inn also features free on-site parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, a bridal suite and facilities for hosting meetings, weddings and parties.

The on-site restaurant serves ‘pub’ classics with a modern twist, while the bar offers an extensive list of locally-brewed ales, craft beers and premium lagers.

The inn is a 30-minute drive from London Stansted Airport.


Main Road , Chelmsford, CM3 3JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1245)394900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Conference rooms
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Delicious food at on-site gastro pub

Previous guests agree the food served at this hotel is one of the highlights, and the fact that it can be enjoyed in such an appealing, warm, friendly atmosphere only enhances the dining experience. Reviewers found the art deco design very appealing, and the service excellent.

Good value accommodation

Overall this inn is judged to be great value for money. Previous guests say the entire hotel is very clean, the rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, the grounds and views are beautiful, and the top-quality restaurant and bar are a bonus.

Strong Wi-Fi connection

Reviewers agree that the wireless internet connection is both strong and reliable throughout the hotel.

Negative Reviews

Pub can get very busy

Previous guests say that had they not dined at the restaurant, it would still be obvious the food is excellent based purely on how popular the venue is. For some the popularity was not so positive as it meant they had a rather busy meal, but this did not affect the level of service or quality of food and most previous guests felt the hotel deserves the popularity it enjoys.

Facilities shared with non-guests

The hotel offers free on-site parking but previous guests say it can be very difficult to park during the restaurant's peak times due to the number of cars from diners. Some felt there should be additional facilities for hotel guests only, such as parking and a communal lounge.

No room service

A small number of reviewers were unhappy to find the hotel's restaurant does not offer room service.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 70 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 70 reviews