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Restaurant Review – The Dandy Lion, Bradford on Avon

It may have been all of the Facebook and Twitter updates mentioning BBQs, but over the Bank Holiday weekend I had a serious craving for a burger. Not a cheap takeaway one but a proper Man Vs Food-style beast of a burger so we headed out for dinner. We were going to try the new menu at our local pub but due to wanting to soak up every bit of sunshine, we ended up missing service so drove into our nearby town of Bradford on Avon.

The Dandy Lion is a lovely pub and we have often been for a drink or two, but this was the first time eating here. As soon as I saw the burger option available on the menu, I knew what I would be ordering and Ian followed suit!


Service was quick and friendly and soon these little wooden trays arrived…


A gorgeous sourdough bun which was crunchy yet chewy was the perfect way to serve these. The burgers were moist and flavoursome, topped with smoked crispy bacon, melted Emmental cheese and their secret burger sauce…delicious!


On the side was a well-dressed side salad, creamy coleslaw and then a little bucket of chips – I opted for skinny fries while Ian indulged in some triple-cooked chips.


 Although a burger and chips seems like quite a simple meal to get right, there are certain elements you can get very wrong, from the bun to the toppings to the sides and The Dandy Lion seemed to tick all the boxes for me!

 A great late-night dinner and we will definitely return for another meal there soon.


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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