Located less than five minutes’ drive from the famous Bicester Village shopping outlet, the Lion at Wendlebury offers a perfect retreat after a busy day shopping. This country pub in the picturesque village of Wendlebury is surrounded by greenery and it offers a tranquil escape from bustling city life.
When you walk into the Lion, you’re in a quintessentially English country pub. There are lots of period features such as beams and a log fire, which are combined with a touch of modern charm.
The pub has 13 spacious, rustic-chic bedrooms to choose from, all of which feature luxurious furnishings in a neutral colour palette, unbelievably comfortable beds, roomy wardrobes in which to hang all your new shopping purchases and en-suite bathrooms complete with super-sized showers. Plus, the welcoming fudge is very moreish and the perfect pick me up.
This is a foodie venue, so be sure to visit the pub’s acclaimed restaurant where you’ll find a seasonal changing menu catering for all dietary requirements and using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Highlights include king prawn and chorizo linguine, Superman salad with quinoa and feta, and chicken and asparagus pie. Sunday lunch here is renowned, especially among the locals, and booking is a must.
Come morning, the breakfast offering is definitely not to be missed. Choose from eggs benedict, avocado on toast and traditional full English breakfast, which got our vote. Or try the breakfast bap options such as bacon and sausage, all served in the Lion’s signature pretzel buns.
The newly launched package includes dinner, bed and breakfast from just £170. Guests will receive a VIP card with 10% off purchases at Bicester Village, and a personal shopper for the day to help you with a seasonal wardrobe refresh, a dress for an event or a new workwear wardrobe. The Lion is the place to check in.
Prices start at £170 for an overnight stay, including personal shopping