Our Chef and his team have spent a lot of time and effort sourcing local producers of quality, fresh ingredients to ensure that the meals we serve are of the very best quality but at a reasonable price - below are some of the suppliers we support.
Lamb - Heartsease Farm, Knighton - 01547 530220
Our lamb is bred and raised on our family farm just five miles from The Lion where it grazes on the border pastures of the Welsh Marches and is butchered here in Leintwardine at A H Griffiths. We can guarantee minimum possible food miles and the highest quality of this meat and it is reflected in the flavour and tenderness of the lamb we serve.
Peas and Beans ~ Farlands Farm ~ Lingen
Ian and Sarah Morris farm land at The Farlands, Lingen, which has been owned by Ian’s family for two generations. Here, gently rolling hillsides and fertile Herefordshire soil provide perfect conditions for growing the sweetest, plumpest peas and broad beans which are picked, hand shelled and delivered just three miles to the Lion kitchens for our summer menu.
Telephone 01568 770244
Butcher ~ Andrew Francis ~ Ludlow
Andrew Francis quality butchers based in nearby Ludlow, specialists in local seasonal game, their own traditional homecure bacon, rare breed beef and pork sourced locally from farmers in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
Telephone: 01588 672308
Eggs ~ New HouseFarm ~ Kinsham
Steve & Maggs Chilman farm their free-range eggs on the South facing slopes above Kinsham at New House Farm, with Steve's parents Brian & Myra. Eggs are delivered from farm to The Lion within hours of lay. Freshness and happy hens are the secret to the eggs' exceptional colour and taste.
Fruit & vegetables ~ Rowlands & Co ~ Shrewsbury
Established in 1894 this family run business has been supplying traders throughout shropshire building a reputation for quality and reliability for over a hundred years.
Address: Knights Way, Battlefields Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, SY1 3AB
Telephone: 01743 462 244
Game ~ Wynn Jones ~ Wigmore
Game and venison from the Herefordshire countryside.
Telephone: 01568 770366
Cheeses ~ Deli on the Square ~ Ludlow
Based in the scenic, historic Shropshire market town of Ludlow, one of the finest food centres in England. This traditional delicatessen specialising in local, British cheeses has a legendary reputation for friendly, helpful service.
Telephone: 01584 877353
Whole & organic foods ~ Mintons Good Foods ~ Llandrindod Wells
First established in the early 1970s this local wholesaler based in the nearby town of Llandrindod Wells specialises in fine foods, whole foods and health foods.
Telephone: 0800 2346861
Specialist produce ~ Vin Sullivan ~ Abergavenny
Finest quality Foods since 1960 in the food famous town of Abergavenny
Telephone: 01495 792792
Fine Spanish produce ~ Mediteria ~ Woking
Premium products sourced from suppliers that have maintained artisan processes and have active passion for their products.
Telephone: 01483 486953
Eggs ~ Clun Farm ~ Clun
Local poultry and egg farmers
Telephone: 01588 640259
Smoked fish ~ Lay & Robson ~ Wigmore
Traditional smoked fish from a premium supplier based in Wigmore, just five miles from the Lion
Telephone 01981 570739
Fish ~ Westport Seafood’s ~ Stafford
All fresh fish is sourced from all the major UK ports on a daily basis, straight from the sea to the kitchen within 24 hours.
Telephone: 01782 834032
Ale ~ Wye Valley Brewery ~ Hereford
A Herefordshire family business dedicated to brewing the best cask conditioned beer possible using only the finest raw materials sourced locally wherever possible.
Address: Wye Valley Brewery, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, HR7 4HG
Telephone: 01885 490505
Ale ~ Ludlow Brewing Company ~ Ludlow
The magic Ludlow Brewing Company, an award winning Ludlow brewery based in Shropshire and the Marches an area fast becoming one of the leading brewing regions in the UK.
Telephone: 01584 873 291
Fine wines ~ John Villar Wines ~ Wigmore
Based just down the road from the Lion at Wigmore, an independent wine merchant supplying exceptional wines from dedicated, passionate producers.
Telephone: 01568 770191
Mineral Water ~ Radnor Hills ~ Knighton
Clear natural mineral water drawn from an aquifer deep below the Watkin’s farm at Heartsease, Knighton – we know it is the best!
Telephone: 01547 530220
Coffee ~ Cherry red Coffee Co ~ Whitchurch
Based in Whitchurch, Shropshire a supplier of fine coffees and teas.
Telephone: 01948 661070