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The Lions

(83 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.9
  • Breakfast 4.9

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The Lions Information


The Lions is a small boutique bed and breakfast establishment in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire that offers comfort and a place to relax – truly a home from home. A beautiful, Grade II listed, detached townhouse it is one of the finest late Georgian buildings in Newark. Run by Pablo Petit-Breuilh and John Taylor, the business draws upon Pablo’s experience in international travel and tourism and John’s local background and knowledge of the region. Both John and Pablo work tirelessly to ensure every guest's stay is an excellent one. The house has an attractive and welcoming façade and a front garden area with parking facilities. The rear garden offers a well-kept space comprising a large lawn, flower beds, shrubs and trees, offering guests the possibility of enjoying breakfast, lunch or, perhaps, in the summer, supper outdoors on the patio, in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The Lions is centrally located and is an easy 10-minute walk from the town's market square and varied shopping facilities and a 15-minute walk or a short taxi-ride from both Newark North Gate and Newark Castle railway stations. London is 1 hr 20 minutes away by train, while Lincoln and Nottingham can be reached in 30 minutes. There is a good local bus network covering nearby towns and villages. Newark lies close to the A1, A17 and A46 major through-routes and so has excellent road links. East Midlands International Airport is just over 30 miles away. From the imposing main entrance, guests are welcomed into the hallway that boasts a restored flagstone floor. The Dining Room is decorated in a tranquil duck-egg blue and features traditional furniture, a beautifully-restored Arts and Crafts fireplace, individual tables and French doors that offer a fine view of, and access to, the rear garden – altogether a relaxing environment to enhance guests’ breakfast and dining experiences. Although The Lions is a bed and breakfast establishment, lunches and evening meals can be provided on request.


  • Baggage store
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Badminton court
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Lake
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Skating rink
  • Skydiving
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water-skiing
  • Wine tasting


  • Check in
    14:00 23:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


Showers and baths have handrails


  • Train from Newark North Gate Station (1.0 miles)
    Start: Newark North Gate Station Turn left toward Appleton Gate Turn left toward Appleton Gate Turn left onto Appleton Gate Turn left onto Queen's Rd At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Friary Rd Continue onto Sherwood Ave Turn left onto Balderton Gate Coninue in to London Rd/B6326 Destination will be on the left - 55 London Road
  • Train from Newark Castle Station (0.7 miles)
    From the station walk into town over Trent Bridge. At the roundabout turn right. Walk down Castlegate and Turn right into Stodman St. Walk down Stodman Street to the Market Sq. Cross the Market Sq and walk down Bridge St , At the bottom of Bridge St you will see Boyes' Dept Store turn right and take the first left into Balderton Gate. Walk up Balderton Gate until you come to Sherwood Ave. Cross over the road and continue up Balderton Gate. This runs into London Rd - The Lions is on the left.
  • Bus from Bus Station (0.5 miles)
    Out of the bus station turn right in to Lombard Street. Walk down to the traffic lights and go straight across into London Road. Walk down to the next set of traffic lights - the old hospital is on the right, and go straight across. After the Pelican Crossing The Lions is about 30 metres on the right.
  • Road from A1 (4.0 miles)
    There are three routes from the A1 to Newark via the following exits South Muskham, Coddington and Balderton. For Sat Nav the postcode is NG24 RZ

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