Lion Inn


The Lion Inn has long been a public house extending a warm welcome to travellers for centuries. A recent renovation and extension has not changed this. You can drop in and dine, (although at present booking is highly recommended during prime times), taste some locally brewed ale or peruse our extensive wine list - you can also stay with us.

We have 23 beautifully finished bedrooms, all en-suite, offering everything you need away from home including free WIFI.

Our restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner, is a friendly place to stop off whether you're a lone visitor or a group looking to get together in a vibrant and informal atmosphere.  Covid friendly restrictions are in place.  Please see the website for further information. 

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Bridal Suite£105.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Double£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Double Deluxe£130.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Superior Deluxe£175.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Twin / Double£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Twin Room£95.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*Some of our doubles are able to accommodate an additional bed at an extra charge. This includes two disabled access rooms. Please contact the hotel directly.



  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available - We have a separate Vegan and Gluten Free menu available on request.


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • High chairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash - Outsourced to specialist laundry company.
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place - Pinch points only.
  • Online booking possible
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Four poster bed - Superior Deluxe room is furnished with a beautiful four poster bed.
  • Hairdryer
  • Private facilities - All rooms En-Suite
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television - Freeview.

Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Map & Directions

The Lion Inn


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Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3JA

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* The hotel is closed between 24th December and the 26th December inclusive and the 1st January.

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