Welcome to The Ickleton Lion, a great pub with good food near Saffron Walden.

Richard and Sharron welcome you to The Ickleton Lion a great village pub, serving good food and quality drinks, located just 5 miles from Saffron Walden. Our beautiful pub is the perfect place to enjoy great food and wines or just relax with friends.

We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome and in autumn/winter we light a proper open fire (depending on the good old British weather!).
Our wine list is extensive, and with Sharron being a qualified Wine Specialist, we stock independent and unusual wines from around the world.

Good Food
We have created a selection of classic pub favourites as well as some signature dishes. Our products are locally sourced and we pride ourselves on supporting our local farmers and producers. Our Sunday Roasts are highly recommended, we don’t mess around when it comes to roasts – we are traditional and our gravy is hard to beat. We also serve some fantastic Friday & Saturday Specials;

FRIDAY: Homemade Sourdough Pizza (made by the landlady herself!) – there is a pizza for everyone on this menu and have been very well received thus far!

SATURDAY: SEAFOOD SPECIALS. With dishes ranging from our seafood platter that gives you a taste of everything to our Salmon Kedegree and Monkfish Creole Curry – We are recreating that seaside ocean feel in our very own restaurant!

Please click here to see all our delicious menus

Saftey Notice Covid -19

We are practising strict social distancing rules and all staff members will be wearing protective gear while serving customers food inside the pub. Our garden and the inside of the pub both have multiple sanitising stations and safety notices. We are also following all the latest guidance regarding wearing masks, table service and opening hours – please see all the details of measures in place by clicking here

Great Ale
We have a fabulous selection of Real Ales on tap, caringly looked after by Richard, with Guest Ales being selected weekly. We also have a great choice of Cask and Bottled Lagers and Ciders.

Community Hub
The Pub is the hub of the community here in Ickleton, and we have created a warm and welcoming environment for all to come and enjoy. We host many cyclists, ramblers, dog walkers, not to mention our local villagers, so pop in and pay us a visit. To keep up to date with all the exciting events we have throughout the year please like our Facebook page here

Please come and support us in what has been a difficult time for all pub establishments!

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