Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty the Lion at Leavenheath is a gem. The pub has been refurbished recently and blends the finest points of a country pub with a contemporary dining experience. Inside you will find a spacious restaurant decorated in modern , comfortable style with feature beams and timber panelled walls. The more intimate bar area offers the low ceilings and open log fire associated with a traditional country pub.This melting pot of old and new provides a great experience when visiting the Lion. The fabulous food on offer, the real ale on tap and the friendly welcome received when stepping through the door simply enhance the experience. The pub has a walled beer garden for those balmy summer evenings enabling you to enjoy good weather along with fine food and drink. Food at the Lion really makes the pub stand out. The style is predominantly British being cooked and presented with panache that beautifully complements the newly refurbished restaurant. Mouth watering dishes such as pan seared pork medallions served with mango and orange marmalade or char grilled Tuna loin steak with a green chilli and ginger pesto form just a small part of the Lions repertoire. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. All food is served Monday to Saturday 12pm to 2pm then 6pm to 9pm; Sunday serving times are 12pm to 8pm. The restaurant, seating up to eighty people, may be booked for special occasions. Menus can be designed to suit your taste and budget for weddings, anniversaries or parties. Sunday is always a busy day at the Lion. Exquisite roasts with homemade Yorkshire puddings are offered alongside a number of other dishes, which form the reasonably priced set menu. The character bar at the Lion stocks a full range of beers and spirits complemented by an excellent range of wines. The pub offers a warm, inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy a splendid pint of local favourite Adnams Bitter or sample the choice of fine cask ales. Or simply enjoy a chilled lager on the terrace. An extensive, well-researched wine list has been created to complement the food, offering an excellent selection of fine wines from around the world. Fresh Coffee Time an interesting coffee selection including cappuccino, mocha and liqueur coffee is available to complete your meal. The Lion is situated on the A134, a twenty minute drive from Colchester or Sudbury, and boasts a number of major tourist attractions nearby. These include Dedham Vale (Constable Country) and historic Colchester.