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Why You Should Visit a Gastropub This Summer

Why You Should Visit a Gastropub This Summer

As summer is on the horizon in the UK, it won’t be long until the sunshine returns and we spend more time outdoors. On a warm sunny day, your first intention may be to visit the beach, however, the seaside is not everyone’s preference. People tend to dislike the beach because of the sand. The feeling of sand between your toes can be irritating and difficult to brush off, not to mention, sand gets everywhere!

Save yourself from sticky sand and potential sunburn by making your way down to the Lion Hotel Pub instead. Let’s share some reasons why you should visit our gastropub. After all, it is the place to be this summer!

Light Lunch or Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for something light to eat, our gastro menu is full of heart warming options as well as light bites. Classic caesar salad, soup of the day and a selection of sandwiches or grazing boards are just a snippet of our gastro menu. To celebrate a birthday or other special occasions, why not book a summer afternoon tea party. Our afternoon tea menu includes homemade cookies, fresh scones served with jam and cream as well as a selection of homemade sandwiches and cakes. Make it a sparkling afternoon tea by adding a bottle of prosecco. For bookings, please contact our events team via phone or email

Ice-Cold Drinks

Quench your thirst by pairing your light lunch with an ice-cold drink. Our drinks menu has a selection of bottled beers, refreshing cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks. Nothing says summer more than a cocktail in hand. From a Classic Mojito and Aperol Spritz to Sangria and Strawberry Daiquiri, there are many options to choose from, whether you prefer a tangy, fruity or lightly sweet taste. Fancy something different? Just let our team of bartenders and mixologists know and they will be happy to create a new concoction for you.

Al Fresco Dining

To embrace the sunny weather, book a table in our stunning al fresco courtyard and garden. Sit back, relax and sip an ice-cold drink while taking in the fresh air and be transported to the South of Italy. From time to time, we like to host live entertainment in our courtyard for our customers and guests, so make sure to follow our Facebook page to see what is on this summer. 

One of Derbyshire’s Best Gastropubs

So this summer, make sure you get yourself down to The Lion Hotel Pub in Belper. We are known for being one of Derbyshire’s best gastropubs. Our gastro menu is open daily from noon to 9 pm and our bar area is open daily from 11 am to late. Whether you live in the Derbyshire area or you are just passing through, we look forward to seeing you this coming summer. If you are planning a summer vacation in Derbyshire, you can stay the night in one of our charming en-suite bedrooms. To see what attractions are nearby, visit our Things To Do page. For room bookings and other enquiries, please contact us.


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Allergens and Intolerance

This website is to be used as a a best faith effort to inform you of our allergen and intolerance policy,  and may not be 100% accurate, or may be out of date at the time of reading, you should always advise your server on any dietary requirements, including intolerance & allergies. All our dishes are prepared in our kitchens where allergens are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that all our dishes are free from traces of allergens.

You must assess your own level of risk, based on your personal circumstances before consuming any of our food or drink.