Made from the best ingredients

Food & Drink

Great food means using the best ingredients. The team here at The Lion have created a seasonal menu featuring the very best British dishes with the occasional European twist, showcasing our relationships with local farms and producers.

Drop by and enjoy a three-course meal in our relaxed dining area, a casual bite in our cosy snug, or a glass of your favourite tipple at the well-stocked bar.

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16 rooms available

Our Rooms

Whilst the Lion has been welcoming guests for centuries, recent renovations have transformed the experience of staying in the Cheshire countryside.

16 fabulous new rooms have been created using beautiful fabrics, reclaimed timbers and the finest furnishings.

Complete with fluffy pillows, toiletries from the Molton Brown and excellent complementary wi-fi, your stay at the Lion will be an experience to remember.

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Our Story

Nestled away in the south west tip of Cheshire, a stone’s throw from the borders with Shropshire and Wales – Malpas is a beautifully peaceful and historic village. The Lion has been a central part of Malpas village life for over three centuries.

In 2018, Si and Chrissy Lees Jones bought the Red Lion in Malpas and in conjunction with local operator Woody Barlow set about creating a fabulous home from home pub experience. With meticulous planning, work begun to modernise the existing pub and add 16 stunning new bedrooms as well as a beautiful, self-containing event space, the Brereton Suite. The Lion was officially re-opened in September 2020 to begin the next chapter of its long and illustrious history.

What an incredible first visit to the Lion! I wish I lived around the corner. Lots of beautifully designed different places to sit and such friendly staff. The food was really well cooked and presented, a great combination of dishes you’d expect to see on a pub menu but some really good novel twists to boot.The bed was so00 comfortable….we’ll be back!

Chris and Nikki Bywater