Everyone’s welcome in our village pub

Special Events

Throughout the year, we pull out all the stops to host special event nights. Our events include live music, beer festivals, family quizzes and a night at the races. We’d love you to see us as the venue of choice for a Valentines or Mother’s Day meal. Learn more here.

Waddesdon Accommodation

Just a few minutes from the grounds of Waddesdon Manor and a short drive from Bicester Village, The Lion is ideally located if you are looking for local accommodation. We offer you a relaxed stay at our Victorian Coaching Inn, with a home cooked breakfast in the morning. Learn more here.

Waddesdon Wedding Venue

Catering for wedding parties of between 30 and 250 guests, we offer the personal service that you desire on your wedding day. We don’t have a standard wedding package, as we’re keen to tailor our offer to your bespoke requirements and budget, so come and tell us what you want. Learn more here.

Waddesdon Corporate Venue

Our flexible facilities and catering services are used by businesses in Buckinghamshire and beyond. Book us as your venue for meetings, training and team building events. With on-site accommodation, your delegates have the option to enjoy a comfortable stay in our Victorian Coaching Inn. Learn more here.

Where to Find Us

The Lion sits in the heart of Waddesdon, on the main High Street. We’re on the left if you are driving along the A41 from Bicester or on the right if you’ve come from Aylesbury. Drive through the entrance to access our large car park at the rear of the pub.

Upcoming Events

We live in scary times at the moment; however, at the Lion, we believe in our community and want to help support it as much as possible during this time. 

Stuck at home? Take away menu now available. Order from here

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April – Darts Comp over 3 nights  with cash pot – More to follow
May 9th  – Charity weekend Lion live – Bank Holiday live music event – More to follow
May 25th  – Rum and Reggae – Bank Holiday event – Live music! – More to follow
August – Bank holiday drinks festival – More to follow
September – Jazz night – More to follow
September – Waddesdon Lights and Dinner bookings –  More to follow
October – Halloween event – More to follow
November – 1940’s event with live music – More to follow
December – Christmas Dinner and party bookings – More to follow

Wish you were here?

So do we! The good news is that we can open our doors once again.

Cheers to that!

Cleanliness and hygiene are always a top priority at The Lion, yet we’ve taken further steps to protect staff and employees. You may not see our smiles behind the face masks, but we will extend the usual warm and friendly welcome to everyone.

Table bookings are now being taken for our restaurant from 4 July. We will also be opening our accommodation to those who are travelling from further afield. Get ready to enjoy a long-awaited get together with family and friends.

We know that many customers will feel more comfortable socialising and relaxing in our patio garden. The area is being/has been redesigned to maximise your enjoyment in this outdoor space.

During the lockdown, we continued to serve freshly cooked takeaway food and chilled drinks. We had a particularly great response to our charity pizza evening. Thank you to all of our customers for your support and generosity. We look forward to your return.