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. 

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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