The Lion

High StreetPE19 5XABuckdenUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast

About The Lion

Situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire and dating back to 1492, The Lion Hotel at Buckden is relaxed property set off the A1 road giving you excellent access to London. The hotel has retained a lot of the original features and is just a four minute walk from the Buckden Towers.

All the traditional rooms feature flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee maker, phone and private bathroom.

The Lion Hotel features a traditional wood-beamed bar and restaurant with a fireplace. Other facilities include free parking and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers event facilities.

Savor delicious seasonal meals using local produce at the onsite restaurant or relax with refreshing drinks at the bar.

Brampton Racecourse, Grafton Water and Buckden Marina are within two miles from the hotel. Cornwell Museum is six miles from the hotel.


High Street, PE19 5XA, Buckden, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1480)810313 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Large & Comfortable Rooms

Guests loved their stay at The Lion Hotel and found it to be full of character and charm. The spacious rooms are comfortable, warm and cosy with old style décor, adequate tea and coffee and extremely clean. Guests liked that dogs are permitted in the rooms.

Delicious breakfast

Most of the guests loved the breakfast experience at The Lion Hotel which is well cooked and served in the old oak panelled dining room. The breakfast included fresh items and variety of offerings along with excellent cup of coffee, which along with good service made the experience wonderful.

Good Budget Accommodation

The hotel provides good value for money to guests. The restaurant and food is amazing, rooms are spacious and clean, basic amenities are there and helpful staff makes the stay pleasurable. Travellers feel it is a good choice if you do not want 5 star comforts and looking for and clean and comfortable accommodation.

Negative Reviews

Rooms Need a Makeover

Guests feel that the room amenities are tired and dated like old furniture and decor, old carpets, chipped paint and clean bathroom and are in desperate need of refurbishment. However, some liked the old world charm and character in the rooms.

Rigid Breakfast Timings

Rigid Breakfast Timings Although the breakfast offered is liked by the guests however, the breakfast timings are very rigid (7:30 till 9) which did not suit many guests and they felt that hours can be extended to suit travellers' needs especially on weekends.

Maintenance and Repair Issues

Some issues were highlighted by the guests like old & ripped furniture, old carpets, moulds in bathroom, faulty shower etc. Guests would love to see a complete renovation of the hotel in terms of its look and facilities.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 65 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 65 reviews