The Lion Hotel and Bistro Berriew
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Welsh border country is the untouched village of Berriew, winner of Wales's 'best kept village' award. The centrepiece of this village is The Lion Hotel, a charming hostelry in the traditional style.
The Lion's long standing reputation for good food, superb accommodation and friendly welcoming service makes it well worth the short detour off the main Welshpool to Newtown road.
The Seventeenth Century Inn owned and run by Jean, Brian and Lance Thomas and family has a warmth and character not easily found. The exposed beams and sections of original wattle and daub lend to the historic atmosphere.
The luxuriously decorated rooms though in keeping with the hotel are well equipped with modern facilities.
There are seven double rooms in total all with en-suite bath or shower facilities, there is also the option to stay in the four poster bed. Some of the rooms offer a view over Berriew's well kept churchyard whilst the others overlook The Lion's paved forecourt with views overlooking the village.
An excellent range of Real Ales, Wines & Spirits are offered with freshly prepared meals available for lunchtime and evening, with the daily menu paying attention to the seasonal availability of produce. Meals can be taken in the non-smoking or smoking bistro. On warmer days there is even the option to eat or drink outside on the forecourt.
The hotel is ideally situated for outings into the undulating landscape of Mid Wales and the borderlands. Also worth a visit are some of the delightful towns and villages of the area, including the Georgian town of Montgomery with it's ruined hilltop fortress.
The picturesque village of Berriew situated on the River Rhiew offers a quiet retreat in the countryside away from the bustle of city life. There is, however, the Andrew Logan museum and art gallery as well as a good selection of historic buildings for the more inquisitive. The banks of the river also make a pleasant surroundings for country walks.
A few miles from Berriew on the outskirts of Welshpool is the National Trust Powis Castle, built by the medieval princes of Powis and the ancestral home of the Herbert family since 1587 and later the Clive family; descendants of 'Clive of India'. The castle is surrounded by extensive gardens with terraces over-looking the Severn Valley. The castle itself, built from local stone, creates an imposing and dramatic profile situated on the top of a rocky outcrop. A visit not to be missed.
The Lion Hotel & Bistro
Berriew, Near Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PQ
Telephone (International):- +44 1686 640452
Telephone (UK):- 01686 640452
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