Christmas In the Cotswolds

Christmas is  the most wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends in a picture-perfect setting – while indulging in the most decadent food and drink.

Whether you are planning your big work party, a mouth-watering feast with family or an intimate festive dinner, we are here to make this Christmas the most show-stopping one yet.

Reserve your space with us 

For more information and our festive menus please download our Christmas 2019 brochure. 

Please reserve your space with us over the festive period by either clicking BOOK A TABLE.

Or call our friendly team on +44 (0)1242 603 300

You can also email them on

Festive Celebrations

Our stunning private dining area is a beautiful countryside setting for any Christmas party to guarantee a joyous yuletide ambience for all.

Take advantage of our outdoor terrace and pull a cracker in our beautiful private dining space for up to 20 people.

There couldn’t be a more perfect spot for a magnificent feast with family and friends.

Christmas Party

Two courses – £22

Three courses – £28

Tuck into the likes of parsnip soup, curried parsnip crisps, whipped butter & bread or goat’s cheese panna cotta, candied walnuts and frisée.


Christmas Day

The big day has arrived. From our passionate local suppliers to the precision of our talented chefs and warm hosting from our team, everything we do comes together to create a wonderfully memorable day.

Download our Christmas Day menu, priced at £85 per person

Available from midday to 3pm.

Please note food is served on Christmas Day to bookings only.

Our mouth-watering menu features a choice of creative and traditional dishes, including roasted turkey breast ballotine, cranberry stuffing, roast potatoes and pan-fried Dover sole, seaweed butter, pancetta, clams & tenderstem broccoli and violet potatoes.

All followed by and a variety of decadent desserts including traditional Christmas pudding, brandy snaps, brandy anglaise
or chocolate yule log, kirch cherries, chocolate soil and blackberry sorbet.

Festive Opening Hours

Date Bar open  Food service 
Christmas Eve 11am – 10.30pm Midday – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm
Christmas Day 11am – 3pm Midday – 3pm
Boxing Day 11am – 10.30pm Midday – 3pm & 6pm – 9pm

Stay with us this festive season

Whether you’re visiting us for a romantic festive retreat or a Christmas party stopover, you can look forward to a very warm welcome here at Lion Inn. Make The Cotswolds your home away from home with a stay in one of our beautiful bedrooms.

Each combines modern comfort with rustic elegance with our bed and breakfast rooms having their own individual character.

Room features:

– Homemade à la carte breakfast

– Well-appointed en suite bathroom

– Luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding

– Tea/coffee making facilities

– Natural British Bramley bath & body products

– Eco-friendly espresso machine

Room at The Lion Inn

Are we fully booked?

We’d love to fit you all in but if we can’t we know some great friends of ours that might be able to squeeze you in of you book in quick…

King’s Arms

The Street | Didmarton, near Badminton | Gloucestershire | GL9 1DT

Visit them at

Trout and Tadpole Inn

Buckland Rd | Buckland Marsh | Faringdon | SN7 8RF

Visit them at

Horse and Groom

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AQ

Visit them at

Dining Ts&Cs

A discretionary service charge of 10% will be added to your bill. Please be aware that all our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, cereals containing gluten and other allergens are present. If you have any food allergy or intolerance queries, please speak to a team member who will be happy to help. A deposit of £15 per person is required at the time of the booking and is non-refundable. Pre-orders must be received at least 10 days prior to the date of your event.

Accommodation Ts&Cs

Stay dates are December 24th -26th and 31st inclusive. Cancellation until 30 days before arrival date without penalties. Late cancellation or “no-shows” will incur a charge in full. Room rates include homemade breakfast, Christmas lunch includes a maximum of three courses and exclude wine. £110 is the standard room rate. Contact us to find out about weekend rates and other bedroom rates.