Chris and Sue moved to the area 4 years ago after selling their small boutique hotel in Montpellier Cheltenham. They opened a 5* B&B in a neighbouring village and a year later renovated a small miners cottage into a very cute holiday let set in the heart of the Forest of Dean. They have always been keen to seek out nice restaurants and pubs that offered good food and then they were sorely tempted when The Red Lion at Westbury came on the market. It has been a pub for hundreds of years, needed some TLC and they took it on!
Gosh this has been exciting. We have discovered so many small artisan producers hidden away in the corners of our beautiful area of Gloucestershire. Our coffee is roasted just a couple of miles away by Burlap and Bean, our beef and chicken is from Martins Meats in Cheltenham, cheese from Smarts Farm, Chaxhill, Salmon from Severn & Wye Smokery, our pork is from Huntsham Farm Goodrich, Salads from Wye Valley, Eggs from Westbruy on Severn, Charcuterie from Trealey Farm Monmouth, butter from Netherend Farm, mustard seeds from Tewkesbury we even grow some of our own vegetables ( and cut flowers ) in our kitchen garden in Blaisdon!
A New Restaurant is Born
FRESH FOOD FRESHLY COOKED is a passion for the team at THE LYON. Alongside regularly changing beers, a constant supply of fine wines and an ever-growing range of gins and whiskies. Taking on a pub from a different perspective was Chris and Sue’s u-s-p! Not really knowing very much about running a pub, they took all their hospitality knowledge and 5* style and recruiting a young dynamic team with professional backgrounds; plunged all they have into building up a warm, sociable pub restaurant that has a strong and growing reputation for food excellence and a great welcome. ‘Our customers should always leave a little bit happier than when they came in!’
Creating a nice ambiance, great hospitality and service with fresh delicious , locally sourced food, are the three pillars that this great pub/restaurant has been built on.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!
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We hope you enjoy your time here at The Lyon Inn. Do chat with us about your experience too, as we are always keen to receive feedback directly from our customers. We do listen.
The Lyon Inn is amazing! We just had a fantastic meal, which was so tasty. The team looked after us really well and there was a really nice atmosphere. Well done everyone! We will be back soon.
Margaret and Dave
Just had to take a moment to say “WOW” The Lyon is the place to go. How lovely to have a great pub restaurant so close to home. I must add its so refreshing to see such a nice wine list too.
My wife and I are delighted to have such a lovely friendly pub in our area. The Lyon seems to be offering something for everyone. Great food, Great wine, Great ale, Great company!