Yellow Lion Pub Reviews
Carol Garner - 27/05/2009
We had a university re-union at this pub on Saturday 23rd May 2009. I booked in advance for 16 of us.
Roger, the pub landlord, and all his staff were excellent. The food was fresh, tasty and very reasonable. Service was excellent and quick. Very good variety of beers for the boys! Although they didn't have a large selection of wine, because of the size of the party, Roger provided us with other wines as requested. They couldn't have done enough!
Although unlikely to be in the area again, if I was, I'd certainly call in for a meal. It's a minute off the motorway and has a far better atmosphere than the sometimes grotty services! Well done to all staff for helping us to have an excellent weekend.
Mike Smith - 25/01/2009
Don't know who wrote the last review but they must be on a different planet.
There is a good selection of beer, including a selection of real ales, which the landlord keeps in top quality and prices are the same as neighbouring pubs.
The food is also good quality, homely and plentiful. If you want posh you can go to Aston Hall. We eat there regularly and all the selections are tasty and provide good value for money.
The layout of the pub provides a kiddies room with games and a pool table, upstairs from that is a large display TV. In the main bar there are three areas, each with their own atmosphere. There's the main bar area for those who like to stand, a lounge area with plenty of seating and a third room which provides a quiet area.
The decor is typical for a village pub and the atmosphere is friendly, you'll find people of all ages in there, which I think is always a good sign. Overall a good pub to visit!
Paul Deacon - 20/07/2008
Around ten years ago this was a vibrant pub, good food and very friendly service, with a landlord who delivered the goods to punters.
As I recall, we'd often be unable to get served on a Saturday as the place was heaving. The pub-quiz on a Thursday was almost bursting, and you had to grab a seat around eight - These days you can easily grab a seat minutes before, and the pub is still quite bare.
Sadly, time has not been good for the Yellow Lion since the landlord change. Staff turnover is high, and the landlord quite distant and frankly doesn't have his fingers on the pub as he should.
The beer is of good quality, and some smashing real-ales to be had, but over-priced.
Food is of poor standard fayre, but does seem to be homemade, as opposed to the standard bung-in-the-microwave meals many family pubs are. The menu is average, and the food just as similar. Prices are OK, and if you're after a basic, quick meal for the family, it will be fine. If you're taking someone out for something a little better then avoid. One thing to avoid is their pies! A spoonful of meat filling, topped with claggy mash and gravy, and dry, over-cooked peas seem to be their speciality!
For over a year the toilets stunk, until they were moved toward the back of the pub, and now almost inaccessible, though much cleaner.
Just to give you a feeling of the pub, or rather the neglect of the landlord, their "Christmas Meal" banner remained up all year round outside of the pub for three years! So judge of that what you will.