Photo gallery

Featured image
Living area
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvet, iron/ironing board

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
19 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar


Explore the area

Popular LocationSudeley Castle16 min walk
Popular LocationStanway House and Foutain7 min drive
Popular LocationCheltenham Racecourse9 min drive
AirportOxford (OXF)67 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Classic Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room
  • Comfort Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsComfort Room
  • Exclusive Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExclusive Room

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


The Lion Inn is located in Cheltenham. Notable landmarks in the area include Sudeley Castle and Cheltenham Town Hall. Cotswold Farm Park and Croft Farm Water Park are also worth visiting.

Visit our Cheltenham travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sudeley Castle - 16 min walk
  • Stanway House and Foutain - 7 min drive
  • Cheltenham Racecourse - 9 min drive
  • Pitville Pump Room - 11 min drive
  • Pittville Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Toddington Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Birmingham (BHX) - 55 min drive


  • The Sun Inn - 1 min walk
  • 5 North St - 1 min walk
  • Wesley House - 2 min walk
  • Kelly's Coffee House & Eatery - 2 min walk
  • The Plaisterers Arms - 3 min walk

About this property

The Lion Inn

4-star inn near Sudeley Castle
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and concierge services are available at this inn. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, a garden and a picnic area are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and down duvets. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, phones and free toiletries.
The Lion Inn offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. This Cheltenham inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Discounted parking nearby

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 15 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Ballroom
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone



Check-in between 3 PM and 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Old White Lion Inn Cheltenham
Old White Lion Cheltenham
Lion Inn Cheltenham
Lion Cheltenham
The Lion Inn Inn
The Lion Inn Cheltenham
The Lion Inn Inn Cheltenham

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Lion Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Lion Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Lion Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this inn pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 15 per pet, per stay.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 10:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Lion Inn located?
Situated in Cheltenham, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum and Sudeley Castle. Hailes Abbey is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Lion Inn

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

great food & stay

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Always a pleasure

Always a wonderful stay at The Lion inn, cosy and fab food with a great wine list. The only issue is parking but that’s nothing to do with the hotel just circumstantial in a historic town!

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service

Lovely pub and staff very friendly but i had automatically assumed there would be a tv in the room as this is usual these days, so i didnt check beforehand. This was a big disappointment as the weather prevented us from being outdoors much. Facilities in the room were good but the decor was tired and the carpet past its best as there were a lot of stains. I realise it is difficult with it being pet friendly and not everyone wipes dogs feet etc as we are always careful to do.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

What a wonderful room! I was only there one night but the rooms were so clean and light a big bathroom with great shower and toiletries plus fabulous soft big bath towels. Coffee maker in room too and kettle. Very warm controllable heating. Bed was big and very very comfortable thoroughly recommend staying here 10/10

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019