The Lion Inn

“Hospitality and service are strengths here – quality underpins everything at the inn.” - AA Inspector


Boreham, Essex

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Our Inspector's view

The Lion Inn offers stylish and comfortable accommodation; well-equipped with TVs, free WiFi and full air-conditioning it appeals to leisure and business guests alike. Many rooms benefit from balconies or direct access to the private garden. The spacious bar and restaurant are open-plan with additional seating in the Victorian conservatory. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of good classic pub dishes with a continental twist; a cooked and continental breakfast is served daily.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA 4 Gold Star Inn
VisitEngland 4 Star Inn
Dinner Award
Gold Award
ROSE Award
Breakfast Award
The Lion Inn
Main Road, Boreham, CHELMSFORD, Essex, CM3 3JA


  • Rooms 23
  • Family bedrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms ground: 9
  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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