The Golden Lion
Open all day
The Golden Lion
The Golden Lion was built in the 16th century on the merchant trading route from London to the Welsh borders.
The industrial revolution and the development of the canal network saw Easenhall grow into a thriving rural community, with the Golden Lion at its heart. Then the arrival of the motor car industry in Coventry saw Easenhall grow as a popular destination for trips into the countryside. The pub has now been in the hands of the Austin family for the past 77 years.
The Lion has a large car park to the rear which require walking down a short slope. You really get to see the size of the pub from here. You also get to see the beer garden which is to the right of the pub. There are picnic tables and brollies here for when the sun shines. You can also buy your drinks through a window to save going inside - very handy.
Inside the pub is compact and bijou with lots of beams and low ceilings. Seating is at a wide cushioned bench round the wall and wooden chairs. There is a small bar here that serves two ales from micro brewers - this is a genuine free house. There are larger tables available for groups.
Food is served 12-2 (2.30 Sun) and 6-9.30pm (Sun 3-8.45pm). The menu is varied, though limited for vegetarians.
The accommodation comes in two guises - the Inn which has the traditional rooms you'd expect to find in pub and the hotel, with its modern rooms. Free wi-fi too.
Disabled access is possible to the hotel, but not the pub.
Well worth a stop off.
The Golden Lion also doubles up as a Pilates club and holds regular events such as salsa dancing.
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