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The Lion at Bicester

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Bicester

01869 388 228   Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 2PW

  • 13 Guest Rooms

  • Boutique Country Pub
Tasty food and lovely rooms welcome you at this historic Oxfordshire village pub

We're big fans of this group, with other properties such as The Chequers and The Townhouse – among others – under their belt. The Lion at Wendlebury is the latest to be added to the collection –  a recently re-launched 18th-century village pub in Oxfordshire that's also home to 13 very chic new rooms.

Each is dog-friendly, has an en-suite with a high-pressure walk-in shower and is individually decorated; choose from standard, superior or deluxe. Regardless, you'll be greeted by a restful space, complete with antique furniture, Feather & Black beds, velvet blackout curtains and Nespresso machines. Some feature full-height glazed doors leading onto Juliet balconies, others have dual-aspect windows, and several are suitable for families.

It's an inviting and characterful place – there's a welcoming bar, Cotswold stone wall dining rooms and a beer garden, ideal for a pint on warm days. Food-wise, ingredients are locally-sourced from the Cherwell Valley and the surrounding countryside – how does pressed chicken, tarragon and apricot terrine, spiced chickpea, feat and mint burger, or roasted guinea fowl with chorizo and saffron aioli sound?

Wendlebury itself is a picturesque spot, with the inn at its centre. Blenheim Palace and Oxford are close by, whilst shopoholics will be clapping their hands with glee – the property is just two miles fromthe  Bicester outlet village. Indulge in some retail therapy, then back to The Lion for a tasty meal and a cosy place to lay your head.


Suitable For


Open all year.


Double B&B from £90 a night. There's a supplement for dogs (£20 a night per pooch).


Contact Website  01869 388 228  The Lion at Bicester, Wendlebury Road, Wendlebury, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 2PW

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Getting There

From London, take the A40 to the M40, follow the M40 and then take exit 9 to the A41 in Oxfordshire. Continue on the A41 until Wendlebury Road, and The Lion is on the right.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant

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