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Christmas at The Lion

Experience Christmas in the countryside

Escape to The Lion this Christmas, a charming country pub near Bicester. Loved by locals and visitors alike, our cosy, rustic space is the ideal spot for gathering round family, friends or colleagues for a celebration to remember.  


 Join us throughout the winter season and enjoy our festive set menu made with lots of love and local ingredients. Tuck into dishes like smoked chicken terrine, pan seared sea bass and vegan Wellington from just £37.95. Also, remember to take advantages of our festive drink packages to get everyone in the party mood.  


Christmas Menus

On Christmas Day, all you want to do is feel relaxed and immersed in the festive spirit. That’s why our passionate chefs are cooking up a 5-course feast on the 25th December. For £100 per adult, enjoy decadent dishes from chicken liver pâté with a brandy and cranberry compote to roast turkey with all the trimmings and burnt spring onion risotto with smoky tomato salsa. Desserts include classic Christmas pudding with brandy cream and a vegan winter berry pavlova with raspberry sorbet and decadent mulled wine syrup. Plus, children can tuck into their own special menu for just £29.95.

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Personalise your festivities with private room hire 

Ensure this Christmas is extra special by making a space all yours at The Lion. 


The Lavender Room: Experience the charm of classic country interiors with a homely setting, luxurious seating and space for up to 25 standing guests. 


The Gallery: Dine under a vaulted ceiling with a skylight in The Gallery, a secluded sanctuary featuring exposed stone and a warm blue feature wall. Room for up to 8 guests.


The Cottage: Nestled inside the heart of our rustic restaurant, The Cottage is perfect for events. This elegant space accommodates up to 50 standing guests or 30 seated diners. 

Our Spaces

The Cottage
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The Cottage

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Meeting Room
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The Gallery

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The Lavender Room
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The Lavender Room

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Full Venue
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Book for Christmas

To celebrate the spirit of giving at The Lion, we're serving up an early booking special. Reserve your Christmas celebration with us by October 31st to enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, a discount voucher for your next visit, and entry into a draw to win a stay for two at any of our Honeycomb House destinations

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